A Time to be Thankful

We are entering Thanksgiving Season, a thankful prelude to the Christmas and Hanukah Season of celebration and gift-giving.

I thought it’d be interesting to read some quotes from more notable individuals than I:

“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

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~ W.J. Cameron

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~ Erma Bombeck

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

“Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” ~  Johnny Carson

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

“Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit.” ~ President Bill Clinton

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” ~ Irving Berlin

This Thursday is the big day! Before the week is out, there’ll be a turkey on the family table all across America! May your day and all the days afterward be filled with a thankful heart for life’s abundant blessings.

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