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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving

A few profound thoughts on Thanksgiving from the experts…

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say, ‘thank you’?” William A. Ward

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” William Shakespeare

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” W.J. Cameron

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!” Henry Ward Beecher

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

Thou hast given so much to me,

Give one thing more – a grateful heart;

Not thankful when it pleaseth me,

As if Thy blessings had spare days,

But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.” George Herbert

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 a new beginnings.” J. Robert Moskin

On Thanksgiving Day, we acknowledge our dependence.” William Jennings Bryan

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

God Bless you, my Dry Ground friends. I am certainly thankful for you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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