Wednesday, November 24, 2010

giving thanks

Aren't you glad that America has continued the
tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving?
If it encourages even only some of us to pause and to give thanks,
then it ought to be a keeper!

Because a thankful heart is a healthy heart.
It's one that can praise,
and it's one that finds it hard to complain.

When we take time to consider the incredible grace that God
has poured out on us, in not sparing His own Son;
in Christ's gift of His own life in payment for ours,
how can we not be FULL of thanks?!?

I know so little of a true heart of thankfulness, but I'm learning.
I long for greater contentment,
and I'm convinced that choosing to be thankful is the key!

We would worry less if we praised more.

Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.

– Harry Ironside

Here are some of my very favorite quotes on giving thanks
by people who have said it much better than I ever could...

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep. -Robert Louis Stevenson

A joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful. – Book of Common Prayer

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? - GK Chesterton

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. – Aldous Huxley

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. –William Shakespeare

You say, ‘if I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. – Charles Spurgeon

Happy Thanksgiving week

to each and every one of you...

May we all be known by our thankful hearts!


thechurchcook said...

I am so thankful for you all in my life!

us5 said...

and we give thanks for YOU, dear churchcook! :o)

Rosalie said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and quotes. I appreciate them all. And I appreciate you all. Miss you much! Hope your Thanksgiving Day is abundantly blessed. I know that God is blessed by your thankful hearts.

Love to all,

us5 said...

we appreciate you, too!! blessings on Thanksgiving...and all year, Rosalie!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your prayers. Happy Thanksgiving!
Love Candace

us5 said...

get well quick, Candace! and Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!