Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quotes for the Week: About Thanksgiving

  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 was never meant to be shut up in a single day. ~Robert Caspar Lintner

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

  Ah! on Thanksgiving day....
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
~John Greenleaf Whittier

Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings. ~J. Robert Moskin

On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment--halftime.  Author Unknown
Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home. Wilbur D. Nesbit

For what I give, not what I take,
For battle, not for victory,
My prayer of thanks I make.
~Odell Shepard

  Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. ~Author Unknown

  God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Waething

  Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser


Susan Kane said... [Reply to comment]

Such a beautiful collection of poetry and observations! I go with the pumpkin pie, Whittier.


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