Thursday, November 23, 2006


I always use Thanksgiving Day to remind myself not only to be thankful, but to be gracious.
Gratitude is my favorite word. Learning to practice it and making it a part of you, will change your life.
Here's some of my favorite gratitude and thankfulness reminders.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others."
~ Cicero ~

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
Gratitude is shown in acts."
~ David O. McKay ~

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~ Melody Beattie ~

"Thank God--every morning when you get up--that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle never know."
~ Charles Kingsley ~

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
~ Unknown ~

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
~ Marcel Proust ~

This is my personal favorite. We do affect each other's lives and the ripple effect could change society.
"Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life."
~ A. J. Cronin ~

And.... Now
Here's to turkey roasting,
Family toasting,
Count each blessing,
Pass the dressing,
Jokes and laughter,
Napping after,
Wishbone wishes,
Wash the damn dishes
Hugs and kisses and,
What a goofy poem this is,
Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

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