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The Land of THANKFULNESS.......

Monday, November 25, 2013


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, 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.
2004 Frank B. Whitney

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

Happy Thanksgiving - Inspiration Line
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

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
Thanksgiving - Inspiration Line
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

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

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

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

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

thanks for dropping by my blog ....
as always appreciate your support...
all continues to good well for our DD and SIL,his new kidney is working great!!
we all have many blessings to be grateful for everyday.....
blessings and hugs.......lita


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 11/30/2013 12:13PM

    I love this blog! Great quotes!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I appreciate you!!! emoticon

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CATIATM 11/29/2013 9:50AM

    You have a wonderful way of opening my heart, Lita. Thank you for the lovely blog!

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TRAVELNISTA 11/27/2013 8:50PM

    Perfect for this time of year! emoticon

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HONOURIA 11/26/2013 8:29PM

    Glad you mentioned this topic. It's one of my pet peeves. I find that the abundance in our society breeds a lot of thankless people lacking in gratitude. My husband sends money and gifts to children and grandchildren and NEVER gets a thank you. And these kids were and are given much in their lives.

I have noticed another trend. Young married couples given gifts at their wedding of money or presents - send no thank you replies. I find that appallingly uncivilized.

The pride of life makes thankfulness too humbling. Humility is it's opposite. People lack the vision to see the great strength in humility, as well as its wisdom.

The lack of thankfulness is a great barometer of moral bankruptcy.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/26/2013 6:37PM

    Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad to hear your family is doing well.

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SEAWILLOW 11/26/2013 8:45AM

    Thanks for bringing us the gift of thankfulness.

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1AVERY 11/26/2013 7:28AM

    As always you seem to find everything at the right time.

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DEE107 11/26/2013 12:12AM

    thank you for sharing love it

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CHUBRUB3 11/25/2013 4:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Glad all is going well.

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/25/2013 3:53PM

    Such a beautiful poem and the inspiring quotes.
Your messages are all so enlightening and inspirational.
I appreciate them very much.
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GENRE009 11/25/2013 3:19PM

    thank you very much for those. eva

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PHOENIX1949 11/25/2013 1:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Glad to hear the kidney transplant moving along fine. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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JACKIE542 11/25/2013 1:19PM

    Thank you Lita, so many beautiful quotes. I did copy many of these to remember. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SECRETKEL 11/25/2013 11:24AM

    Wonderful quotes! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing! So happy to hear your daughter and son-in-law are doing better. emoticon

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WILLOW49 11/25/2013 11:12AM

    What a wonderful blog! So glad to hear your dd and sil are doing well :) So much to be thankful for!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/25/2013 11:04AM

    I love your blog....beautiful!
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