Quotes — Thanksgiving (11 entries)

Each day offers us…

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

« πλ | 14 Sep 2005 »

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life…

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

« πλ | 25 Nov 2004 »

It is not happiness that makes us grateful…

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

— Author unknown [via]

« πλ | 16 Dec 2005 »

No one can understand life if…

No one can understand life if he is ungrateful for it.

— Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering

« πλ | 27 Jan 2006 »

Not what we say about our blessings…

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

— W.T. Purkiser

« πλ | 23 Nov 2005 »

One prayer of thanksgiving…

One prayer of thanksgiving when things go badly is worth a thousand when things go well.

— St. John of the Cross

« πλ | 1 May 2005 »

Only he who gives thanks for the little things…

Only he who gives thanks for the little things receives the big things.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer [via]

« πλ | 4 Nov 2004 »

Thank God for…

Thank God for what you have…trust Him for what you need.

— Author unknown

« πλ | 18 Mar 2005 »

The greatest thing is…

The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything.

— Albert Schweitzer [via]

« πλ | 26 Nov 2005 »

The unthankful heart…

The unthankful heart…discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

— Henry Ward Beecher

« πλ | 24 Nov 2005 »

Write it on your heart…

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson [via]

« πλ | 25 Nov 2005 »