Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday Musings - Thankful

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitser

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
Dante Rossetti

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

What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
Erma Bombeck

It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.
Alistair Cooke

There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
O. Henry

Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.
Michael Dresser

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
William Shakespeare


  1. I'm definitely saving that quote from Buddha - there are days at work for which it'll be perfect! Happy Thanksgiving, Shawn!

  2. Lovely post! Like Chris, I really liked Buddha's quote.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Thanks girls I loved the Buddha quote as well. Happy T to you

  4. There are a few there that will make my journalling page...

    Love them..


  5. Thanks EH, I had a great time fnding them.