Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thanksgiving



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

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

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. ~E.P. Powell

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

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

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

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. ~Irv Kupcinet

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God. ~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

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


In honor of this Thanksgiving week, I've posted some pictures of what I am thankful for here

4 comments:

Erin said...

Goodness, you find so many great quotes! Thanks for putting those up. :-)

Sookie said...

Your welcome
:)

Anonymous said...

This is a good reminder. I have stumbled into a rut of being discontent once again.

BTW, dreads are easy. I have washed my hair a few times since I've had them. It just consists of knots.

Sookie said...

Weird!!
But cool ;)