Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! I hope that this day brings you lots of love, and joyous family time, friend time, volunteer time, or whatever it is you choose to focus on today. Be thankful for every little thing in your life; be thankful for the breath in your lungs, the most humble food on your table, the presence of friends and family, the memory of loved ones no longer present, and most of all, for the Creator who blessed you with it all. I’m thankful for each of you and the way you bless me with your encouragement, your ideas, your taking the time to read what I write and comment on it, and more. You are a blessing to me. Thank you!
So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year – and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God. ~Ray Stannard Baker
O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet…. Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. ~Kevin James 😉