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.

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.

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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