Basic Biittner : Thanksgiving is about ... giving thanks

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

News flash :

Tomorrow's holiday is not about parades, turkey, football or getting ready for "Black Friday."

I'll let the words of others tell you what's it's all

about :


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

Meister Eckhart


"He who thanks but with the lips

Thanks but in part;

The full, the true Thanksgiving

Comes from the heart."

- J.A. Shedd


"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


"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


"We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions."

- Albert Barnes


"Without Thy sunshine and Thy rain

We could not have the golden grain;

Without Thy love we'd not be fed;

We thank Thee for our daily bread.

- Anonymous


"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


"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


"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


"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 new beginnings."

- J. Robert Moskin


"We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions."

- Albert Barnes


"Without Thy sunshine and Thy rain

We could not have the golden grain;

Without Thy love we'd not be fed;

We thank Thee for our daily bread.

- Anonymous


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