Thanksgiving Thoughts

“O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” 
–William Shakespeare

“Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.” 
–Charles E. Jefferson

“As we pause to thank Him for the blessings of the past year, we must not forget to thank Him for the lessons we have learned through our difficult times. We are not to be thankful for just the pleasant, easy things, but ALL things.” 
–Millie Stamm

“We tend to take all the gifts and pleasures and happiness and the joy without saying much to God. We take our health and strength, our food and clothing and our loved ones, all for granted; but the moment anything goes wrong we start grumbling and complaining and we say ‘Why should God do this to me, why should this happen to me?’ How slow we are to thank and swift to grumble.” 
–Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.” 
–A. W. Tozer

“Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” 
–Henry Ward Beecher

“But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving’, Charlie Brown.” 
–Marcie

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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