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Happy Thanksgiving

So many things to be thankful for today, and this year, and this lifetime. As I write this, I’m sitting inside a warm house, filled with family and friends and love. What more could a woman ask for?

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – St. Ambrose

Like when I’m in the bathroom looking at my toilet paper, I’m like ‘Wow! That’s toilet paper?’ I don’t know if we appreciate how much we have. – Alicia Silverstone

If I was a nightingale I would sing like a nightingale; if a swan, like a swan. But since I am a rational creature my role is to praise God. – Epictectus

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

One of life’s gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness. – J. Robert Maskin

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: it is is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country. – C. S. Lewis

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

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks. – Shakespeare (Hamlet)

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

We have forgotten the gracious hand which has preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving Grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. – Abraham Lincoln

Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts: and no one to thank. – Christina Rossetti

O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. – William Shakespeare

Thou hast given to me so much . . . Give one thing more-a grateful heart. – George Herbert

I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. – Benjamin Disraeli

One Response to Happy Thanksgiving

  1. keads says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kathy!

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