Thursday, November 24, 2011


So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman

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

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

For hearts that are kindly, 
with virtue and peace, 
and not seeking blindly a hoard to increase; 
for those who are grieving o'er life's sordid plan; 
for souls still believing in heaven and man; 
for homes that are lowly with love at the board; for things that are holy, I thank thee, O Lord!  
~Walt Mason

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.  
~Robert Casper Lintner

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

T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
N for neighbors, November, nice things, and new things to remember.
K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.
That spells - THANKS - for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.
~ Aileen Fisher

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.”
~Robert Caspar Lintner

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
~Psalm 100:4

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.

-Samuel F. Pugh

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~Author Unknown

Count your Blessings name them one by one...

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