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Thursday, November 22, 2012

I Live in the Land of Thankfulness

I 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 it be,
I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me.
I like 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 in mind
Oh, come with me to Thankfulness! We ask this of you:
That you be always thankful, friend, but 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 will appear.
Copyright 2004 - Frank B. Whitney
Founder of Unity Publication "Daily Word"

The 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!
~Henry Ward Beecher

At 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.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Best 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.
~Konrad von Gesner

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it ...
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is,
"thank you," that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

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

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it ...
would 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.
~Ralph Marston

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
~Gladys Berthe Stern

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.
Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.
Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.
Every virtue divorced from thankfulness
is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
~John Henry Jowett

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.
~ Anthony Robbins

The hardest arithmetic to master
is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~Eric Hoffer

As 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

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

Let's be grateful for those who give us happiness;
they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom.
~Marcel Proust

Real 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 our difficulties.
~Sara Ban Breathnach

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the
expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those
around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
~ Ralph Marston

No 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

~ Gathered from all over the Internet

Thanks for dropping by...
blessings and hugs..............lita

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATIATM 12/2/2012 10:12AM

    Very powerful and so easy to forget. Thank you, Lita!

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SHARON10002 12/2/2012 12:07AM

    Love all of the quotes! Very powerful stuff! emoticon emoticon

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TJCADDO 11/25/2012 12:44AM

    I don't know how you do it, but you always make me smile. I always feel lighter after visiting your page and reading your blogs.

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/24/2012 7:36PM

    Great examples!

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    Thanks for all the quotes! I really appreciate your friendship! I hope your Thanksgiving day was wonderful! emoticon

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WILLOW49 11/22/2012 11:27AM

    Thanks, Lita :) As I count my blessings today, you are included!
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KELPIE57 11/22/2012 10:09AM

    So many quotes to store and bring out when I need them. Thank you

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SHIROIHANA 11/22/2012 9:23AM

    emoticon Love all the quotes. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for being such a supportive SparkFriend. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving Lita. emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/22/2012 7:31AM

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend!!!

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SEAWILLOW 11/22/2012 7:30AM

    May we always do the math and count our blessings! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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PATRICIAAK 11/22/2012 3:10AM

    I thank and appreciate you.
Have a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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JAMER123 11/22/2012 12:47AM

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Giving thanks for wonderful Spark friends this holiday season!! Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!
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