HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2021
“Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others.
All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.”
The quote above is from American novelist Jonathan Safran Foer and struck me as especially profound this year. I love designated holidays for what they each signify and cause us to remember. Even the relatively lame card-holidays or unimportant ones that we barely notice (Like Arbor Day, sorry Mr. Foer!) do have a purpose and harken to something special worth noting. Christmas will always be my favorite, followed by Easter for the transcendent blessing of Christ’s resurrection. Thanksgiving is a very close third. However or wherever we pass the day, family and great food and fun times are our way of giving thanks to God for another year of blessings. I pray that all of you, my dear friends and visitors, have an abundant day filled with love and family.
“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?”
Let us remember that, as much has been given us,
much will be expected from us,
and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips,
and shows itself in deeds.
Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men;
but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life…
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons,
the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year
— and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
~Ray Stannard Baker
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage;
We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity:
It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”
Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do with what there is.
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity:
It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!