#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Thanksgiving

There’s a wonderful sign on a board near my favorite supermarket, which reads: Thanksgiving is not a day, it’s a lifestyle.

Amen!  Even in these trying times, we all have a lot to be grateful for, methinks.  Starting with each other.  I am SO very thankful for each and every one of you, and I wish you the very best for the holiday and every other day of the year, too.

The Weight Watchers news is good–FINALLY!  I broke through the plateau, shedding a record (for me) 5.6 pounds (count ’em, 5.6!!!) and hitting a real milestone.  As of today, I am officially down 60 pounds!  YES!

I will be back on Friday.  In the meantime, my favorite blessing:

May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.  May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

66 comments to “Thanksgiving”

  1. Patricia Stout
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.



  2. Gwenda Underwood
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Thank you for the beautiful blessing to us from God’s precious Word!!



  3. Amy
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss!! I need to lose 60 myself! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!



  4. Linda Wilson
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:03 pm · Link

    Your weigh lost is great, I am proud of you. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving



  5. Denise King
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:03 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving to you abd yours Look Linda, enjoy.



  6. Sandra Juracich
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:03 pm · Link

    Good for you! I know how good it feels to lose weight. I lost 50 lbs. It took a year to do it!



  7. Gwyn Beams
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:06 pm · Link

    congratulations on your continued success with your weight loss.ireally enjoyed the marriage pact i won from you,keep up the good stories.hope your holiday season is blessed with many wonderful things. :-P :-D :-P



  8. Joann Vorrath
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Linda! You have worked hard to get to this point. Happy Thanksgiving & blessings to you.

    Joann Vorrath



  9. Tia
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Linda
    Have a wonderful weekend



  10. Terri Shortell
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Linda and everyone else. Congratulations on the breakthrough and weight loss. You are doing an amazing job.



  11. Lynn
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:21 pm · Link

    WOO HOO!! Congratulations!!

    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! Be safe!

    Lah



  12. Teresa Greg
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Thank you. I wish you the same.



  13. Dennis
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:25 pm · Link

    CONGRATS!! Are planning on losing more weight or maintaining?

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Stay healthy!



  14. Pam paterakis
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving! I am thankful for your books that have brought such joy to my life over the years. You have “helped” me get through many holidays and tomorrow will be one of them. Thank you so much.



  15. Laska Bull
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!! Congratulations!!!! on the weight….



  16. Linn Carlile
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:40 pm · Link

    May you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for all the good stories. Linn



  17. Rhonda Dickinson
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the major weight loss! That takes super will power!
    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
    Rhonda



  18. Mary Goodman
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Congratulations on finally breaking though .Hope you have a great holiday.



  19. pat
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Amazing weight loss. Congratulations! Trying to lose 10 pounds and it is a challenge for me. Have a healthy Thanksgiving.



  20. Lois Rotella
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 6:02 pm · Link

    That is something to be thankful for… Have a blessed day and enjoy !!!!



  21. DIANA E
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Super congratulations, Linda! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessing.



  22. Brenda Ireland
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I will be enjoying good thoughts of all my American friends and relatives. God bless them all.
    Brenda



  23. Diane McCarthy
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 6:29 pm · Link

    God bless each and everyone who comes to read your messages Linda. May he also bless you and your family and friends (including the four legged ones). Have a safe and happy thanksgiving all. :)



  24. Gloria
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Linda!! I need to lose 50, but would be thankful for 40…I say as I sit here eating Totino’s Pizza with extra cheese on it. :oops:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you, Linda, your loved ones, and to all the bloggers out there.



    • Norma Stanforth
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        · November 26th, 2014 at 7:38 pm · Link

      Happy Thanksgiving. God bless you and your family.Love you dear friend and God’s blessing.



  25. Joyce M.
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Congrats!! You are doing great!



  26. Jerri Brown
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Congrats on the great news.
    Your perseverance is helping me to return to a healthy life style.
    It was so easy to stop exercising and SO hard to get back into the habit.
    Have a wonderful holiday.



  27. Ida C.
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:28 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss!! Blessings for Thanksgiving!



  28. Jennifer Damone
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving Linda! Congrats on your weight loss! That is amazing! I hope I can find the motivation to change my lifestyle like you have. You are an inspiration!



  29. Wendy Mathews
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:32 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving, and blessings to you & your loved ones. Im very thankful for discovering your fantastic books!! They have given me many hours of pleasure. Have a blessed day :)



  30. Norma Stanforth
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:33 pm · Link

    Everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I pray that God watches over you and your family and friends and keep you safe. Blessings to all and a blessed Holiday.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



    • Gloria
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        · November 26th, 2014 at 7:44 pm · Link

      Norma, I pray you’re feeling better by now and can enjoy Thanksgiving. I pray your family will be there to celebrate with you. Eat some turkey and dressing for me.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

      Love in Christ!



  31. Marilyn Fish
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:36 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I am thankful I found your blog. I find inspiration in it for my art work, eating well, and living a positive life style. Congratulations on the weight loss.



  32. Lorraine Pitts
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:49 pm · Link

    This is my all time favorite post of yours. I am so happy for your weight loss. I love Thanksgiving and I believe no matter what is going on, all of us have something to be thankful for and we should tell our Heavenly Father thank you each day. I pray you have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for the many, many hours of laughing, crying and loving each one of your fantastic books. I love them all!!!!!



  33. Roberta Giordano
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 7:59 pm · Link

    Congratulations Linda. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family !!



  34. Sherry Wallace
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Wishing a very blessed Thanksgiving for you & your family



  35. Ruby Norwood
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 8:43 pm · Link

    Congratulations Linda!! So proud of you! Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving .



  36. Pat Parker
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 8:49 pm · Link

    I know the feeling of success (and often surprise) at the Weight Watcher scale. Congratulations!
    Plan ahead on the Thanksgiving meal, and next week will look good, too.
    God bless, Pat Parker



    • Risemary
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        · November 26th, 2014 at 8:54 pm · Link

      Happy Thanksgiving Dear Linda!



  37. Leanna
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving!



  38. Marcy Collins
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 9:17 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Linda! You are a rock star and you’ve been working so hard…keep it up!



  39. Susan Lee
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 9:24 pm · Link

    that is definitely one of my favorite blessings as well. I try to live a lifestyle of saying thank you often to the source of all good things. Every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above from the father of lights in whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning.



  40. Rita Crofoot
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 9:57 pm · Link

    Congratulations on breaking that stinking plateau. Happy Day To you and yours from Mt Spokane



  41. Pamela Devereux
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving Linda!! My heart is full because my children are home & my brothers have just arrived today. That is what my blessings are & I am greatful.



  42. Lea Williams
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Linda. Congratulations on the weight loss. Lots of intestinal fortitude I do believe. Blessings to you and your family.



  43. midge watkins
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 10:27 pm · Link

    To you, Linda and all of your blogger readers; Have a very
    blessed Thanksgiving. And don’t blow that 60 lb loss! Congrats!



  44. Juanita Rice
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 10:38 pm · Link

    And right back at you, Linda. Happy Thanksgiving! :)



  45. Jeannette Garand
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 10:45 pm · Link

    Linda, The Good Lord has blessed us with a horn of plenty while sooo many are homeless both in your nation and mine (Canada ).
    So I have begun recruiting my children, grandchildren and friends to give $50.00 each to the Christmas hamper fund in our community. I also began volunteering at the personnel care home twice a week. I’m determined that I will give back a few of the many blessings I’ve recieved over my lifetime. :) :)
    Congratulations on breaking through the barrier. It is so difficult, especially when you try hard and nothing happens. But after a month or so it happens. Don’t be hard on yourself and lose the weight as it goes, not on how you want it to be.



  46. Pat Yates
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 11:02 pm · Link

    Finally stopped long enough to read your blog. Thank you for the blessing and wish the same for you and your loved ones.



  47. Gloria Jenkins
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      · November 26th, 2014 at 11:28 pm · Link

    Congratulations Linda, the blessing is one of my favorite. Happy Thanksgiving,
    God bless all.



  48. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 7:27 am · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving all! Love all you do and keep it up Weight Watcvhers are a wonderful help. My sister lost a bunch and has kept it off though the help of them . Just remember to cross train it will help your body not know whats up and will lose more. Have a wonderful holiday.
    Thanks again for all the great reads! :lol: :-D



  49. Joyce M.
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 8:35 am · Link

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!



  50. Rose Marie Moran
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 9:11 am · Link

    wonderful on the weight loss. Happy Thanksgiving.



  51. Ginny S
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 9:43 am · Link

    Happy That ksgiviñg to you and yours.



  52. Virginia H
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Fantastic news on the weight loss. I will probably pick up your five pounds before this weekend is over. To dinners to go to one of them I will cook.



  53. Margaret
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 1:39 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful day Linda and enjoy your dinner!



  54. Eriko
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 1:56 pm · Link

    Many Blessings!



  55. Heather Charity
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the weight loss. I just did the gastric sleeve and hope I’ll be as consistent in loss as you.



  56. judy
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 7:31 pm · Link

    At my age, I am glad the Lord lets me get up every morning. Congrats on the weight lose. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.



  57. Debbie C.
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      · November 27th, 2014 at 9:51 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving!



  58. zola udell
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      · November 28th, 2014 at 2:50 am · Link

    AMEN



  59. Teresa
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      · November 28th, 2014 at 9:11 am · Link

    Hope all had a great Turkey day!
    Now, shopping shopping shopping!!!!!!!!!! (gotta do something to burn off those stuffing, pies and other yummies’ extra calories ……….



  60. mary D. Wornick
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      · November 29th, 2014 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Happy late Thanksgiving to you and all.
    God bless and keep safe and have wonderful day.

    Talk with later
    Mary D. Wornick



  61. Sandra Fincel
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      · November 29th, 2014 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your great weight loss with weight watchers, it is the best way of life. I am so proud of the people that can achieve their goal or try to achieve it. I did it in 1997 and I loss 101 pounds, then I quit smoking and gained all of it back, tried many times after that, I am still a weight watcher and am still trying again, I know it works, and we need support, and I love your blogs about it. Please don’t stop sending them out.
    Most of all I love your books.
    Sandy Fincel



  62. mary D. Wornick
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      · November 30th, 2014 at 11:35 am · Link

    Hi all,
    Its a start of a new day and it is beautiful out side just enough chill in the air to make us remember that old man winter is just around the corner. Okay all have a wonderful day and talk with y[all later.
    God bless and keep safe



  63. Dotty Weis
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      · December 1st, 2014 at 12:54 pm · Link

    OMG you must be a bean pole by now Congrats



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