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Thanksgiving
11/26/2009 4:23:42 AM
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that Thanksgiving would be a national holiday, observed on the last Thursday of November.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! My gift to you today is a cornucopia of quotes on gratitude.

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Joseph

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. ~H.U. Westermayer

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

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

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

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

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
~Joseph Auslander

Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
~Wilbur D. Nesbit

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in. ~Phillips Brooks

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. ~Seneca

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

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~Aesop

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

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

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen

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

I embrace the quiet stillness with a tear that’s pregnant with the joy and gratitude of my heart. ~Joseph, 2009


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