Thoughtful Thursday

>> Thursday, November 24, 2011


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
--Meister Eckhart


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


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
--Erma Bombeck


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


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


Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
--Estonian Proverb


O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
--William Shakespeare


Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t.
--Unknown


We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
--Cynthia Ozick


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
--William Arthur Ward


When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
--Chinese Proverb


Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
--Author Unknown


Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
-- Aesop Fables


Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
--W.T. Purkiser


Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
--Cicero


To hear someone say 'Happy Turkey Day' makes me sad because they have nothing to be thankful for and no one to whom to be thankful.
--Robert Flatt


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
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving (or Thursday if you're outside the US *wink*)! I am thankful for all of my connections with each of you, the friendships, and the support. I love being part of such an amazing community. Enjoy the holiday, traditions, and family as you create memories.

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