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|The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the
magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some
Henry Ward Beecher
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank
you," that would suffice.
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans
have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set
aside a day of thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest
men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave
out the gratitude.
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will
change your life mightily.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest
appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
Robert Caspar Lintner
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest
man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
Edward Sandford Martin
Our rural ancestors, with little blest,
Patient of labour when the end was rest,
Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,
With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain.
True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He
has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him.
George R. Hendrick
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are
consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
Got no checkbooks, got no banks,
Still, I'd like to express my thanks.
I've got the sun in the morning
And the moon at night.
Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining
shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection,
and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God
and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with
Thank God every day when you get up that you have something
to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not.
Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in
you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will,
cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle
will never know.
Now thank we all our God, With hearts and hands and voices;
Who wondrous things hath done, In whom this world rejoices.
Who, from our mother's arms, Hath led us on our way,
With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today.
Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude
for having family and friends.
It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves
have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always
for the grace given to others.
Praise is the best auxiliary to prayer; and he who most bears
in mind what has been done for him by God will be most emboldened
to supplicate fresh gifts from above.
Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His
favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking
out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!
Henry Ward Beecher
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember
that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks
without remembering that?
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John Greenleaf Whittier
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent
of all the other virtues.
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
I love Thanksgiving turkey. It's the only time in Los Angeles
that you see natural breasts.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends,
the old and new.
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day
that is purely American.
Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal
to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp,
there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.
J. Robert Moskin
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice
because thorns have roses.
From comic strip 'Ziggy'.
We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what
may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our
May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!
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