Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast

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Welcome to Apple Tree Lane, a Waupaca,Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Located in an historic Victorian farmhouse, complete with gingerbread trim, the Inn sits on 7.5 acres in a park-like setting along 400 feet of beautiful Crystal River frontage.

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The Art of Being Thankful ~ Post Thanksgiving Reflections




What a wonderful holiday Thanksgiving is. Family, friends, football, feasting... It also causes me to pause and count my many blessings and give thanks. Often times, we hear people say that we should keep Christmas in our hearts all year long. I would suggest the same would be true for Thanksgiving. The art of Thanksgiving is really ThanksLiving. I found a wonderful inspiration by Wilferd A. Peterson that I had to share.




It is thanking God for the gift of life by living it triumphantly.

It is thanking God for your talents and abilities by accepting them as obligations to be invested in for the common good.

It is thanking God for all that men and women have done for you by doing things for others.



It is thanking God for opportunities by accepting them as a challenge to achievement.

It is thanking God for happiness by striving to make others happy.

It is thanking God for beauty by helping to make the world more beautiful.

It is thanking God for inspiration by trying to be an inspiration to others.

It is thanking God for health and strength by the care and reverence you show your body.

It is thanking God for the creative ideas that enrich life by adding your own creative contributions to human progress.

It is thanking God for each new day by living it to its fullest.

It is thanking God by giving hands, arms, legs and voice to your thankful spirit.

It is adding you your prayers of thanksgiving, acts of ThanksLiving.


May we all strive to learn the art of ThanksLiving and keep Thanksgiving in our hearts all year!

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