Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving quotes

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." -- Paul, to the church at Thessalonica

"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." — William Arthur Ward

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -- Melody Beattie

"Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference." -- Thomas Merton

"Who does not thank for little will not thank for much." -- Estonian Proverb

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever." -- 1 Chronicles 16:34

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -- John F. Kennedy

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward

"Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." -- A. A. Milne

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." -- Paul, to the Colossian Church

"Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin." -- Thomas Aquinas

"If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get." -- Frank W. Clark

"Thanksgiving--giving thanks in everything--prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ." -- Ann Voskamp

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." -- Psalm 100:4

Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more -- a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleases me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise.
By George Herbert

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