The Day of the Great Turkey

November 25, 2010 in The Daily Blog

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It is day #4 of our week of thanks! (Day #1 here, day #2 here, day #3 here). We’re taking a slight detour today….

1. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks”. — Unknown

2. “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

3. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder

4. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

5. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

6. “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

7. “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart

8. “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” — The Hausa of Nigeria

9. “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

10.  “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast

11. “Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ” — Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

12. “If you concentrate on finding whatever 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

13. “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” — Christiane Northrup

14.”The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach

15. “Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy.” — M.J. Ryan

*credit is due to this post, from which I drew the quotes.

I hope that your days are filled with joy, thankfulness, and grace. And turkey. And football. And dinner rolls being thrown across the dinner table.

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