“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.”
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty;
not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
“In his bachelor’s heart of hearts, he loved pie with an intensity that alarmed him. Yet, when he was offered seconds, he usually refused. “Wouldn’t you like another piece of this nice coconut pie, Father?” he might be asked. “No, I don’t believe I’d care for anymore,” he’d say. An outright lie!” Jan Karon
There is so much in the world for us all if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather it to ourselves–so much in men and women, so much in art and literature, so much everywhere in which to delight, and for which to be thankful.” ― L.M. Montgomery, from “Anne of the Island”
“That I may make the voice of thanksgiving heard and may tell of all Your wondrous works.”
Dear the people coming home,
Dear glad faces long away,
Dear the merry cries, and dear
All the glad and happy play.
Dear the thanks, too, that we give
For all of this Thanksgiving Day.
But sweeter, finder, dearer far
It well might be if on our way,
With love for all, with thanks to Heaven,
We did not wait for time’s delay,
But, with remembered blessings then
Made every day Thanksgiving Day.
Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835- 1921)