Giving Thanks...

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

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

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
~Theodore Roosevelt

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. 
~Thornton Wilder

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

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.  ~William Shakespeare



Got no check books, 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

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

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Wishing you, your family and loved ones
A very Happy Thanksgiving! XOXO