For hearts that are kindly, with virtue and peace,
and not seeking blindly a hoard to increase
for those who are grieving o’er life’s sordid plan
for souls still believing in heaven and man
for homes that are lowly with love at the board
for things that are holy, I thank thee, O Lord!"
"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday.
People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year.
And then discover once a year is way too often."
"It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace
we ourselves have received,
but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others."
"He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart."
Thank you, dear God
For all You have given me,
For all You have taken away from me,
For all You have left me."
"Happiness is the realization of God in the heart.
Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving,
of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God."