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November 18, 2007

Reflections on Gratitude for Thanksgiving

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others
    The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.  Alfred North Whitehead

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.   Aesop

You cannot do a kindness too soon because
    you never know how soon it will be too late.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.  Charles Dickens

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns
    I am thankful that thorns have roses.  Alphonse Karr

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.  Willie Nelson

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
        but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.   Johannes A. Gaertner

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.  Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

Gratitude is tne most exquisite form of courtesy.  Jacques Maritain

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.  Naomi Williams

Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind.  Georg Simmel

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
    they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  Marcel Proust

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.  G. B. Stern

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude,
    when it is not in our power to repay it.   Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is the realization of God in the heart.
    Happiness is the result of praise and thinksgiving, of faith, of acceptance
    a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.   White Eagle

Gratitude 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
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
                                Melody Beattie