Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks



I love Thanksgiving. I like that we have a little pause in the holiday insanity to remember our blessings. I liked these quotes about gratitude--so much so that I typed them up and printed them out and put them on the 'fridge:

"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted--a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." Rabbi Harold Kushner

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order and confusion into clarity...It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."  Melodie Beattie

"The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving." 

I hope you have many blessings to count~Happy Thanksgiving! 

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