live in the Land of Thankfulness ...
love the Land of Thankfulness where blessings overflow;
I claim it as my native
home, most charming land I know;
And if I've need of anything, no matter what
I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me;
to live in Thankfulness! Would live there all my days,
Would let its spirit
stir my soul and fill my heart with praise;
I questioned once how I had found
a place of such a kind,
Knew I'd discovered it because I'd thankful thoughts
Oh, come with me to Thankfulness! We ask this of you:
be always thankful, friend, this is all you do;
And if there's anything you
need, no longer doubt or fear,
The thing you seek's awaiting you, it surely
2004 Frank B. Whitney
times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with
deep gratitude of those who have lighted
the flame within us.
of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there
be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
gratitude and not expressing it ...
is like wrapping a present and not giving
unlocks the fullness of life ...
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial
into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal
into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it ...
you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way.
In order to attract
more of the blessings that life has to offer,
you must truly appreciate what
you already have.
gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.
Hope without thankfulness
is lacking in fine perception.
Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and
Every virtue divorced from thankfulness
is maimed and limps
along the spiritual road.
~John Henry Jowett
hardest arithmetic to master
is that which enables us to count our blessings.
we express our gratitude, we must never forget that
the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
it a habit to tell people thank you ...
to express your appreciation,
sincerely and without the
expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate
around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious
of our treasures.
be grateful for those who give us happiness;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our soul bloom.
life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way,
but the recurring acknowledgment
of what IS working in our lives
can help us not only to survive but surmount
unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the
thankful heart sweep
through the day and, as the magnet finds
the iron, so it will find, in every
hour, some heavenly blessings!
longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take
the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John Greenleaf Whittier
the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is,
that would suffice.
from All Over the Internet)