Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving :)


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If you ever feel as if any part or anything in your life isn't quiet "enough", try practicing an attitude of thankfulness and you will soon begin to realize how good you have it after all. Gratitude is never so important as during those times when everything appears to be lost. Life gets so much better and easier when you adopt a gratitude attitude. Being thankful is what you need to be when you travel on that long but hopeful road to your destiny. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving ~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan


"As we pause to thank Him for the blessings of the past year,
we must not forget to thank Him for the lessons we have learned through our difficult times.
We are not to be thankful for just the pleasant, easy things, but ALL things."
~Millie Stamm

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some." 
~Charles Dickens

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

"We are so taken up with the affairs of the present that we don't have time to give thanks for blessings of the past."
~John A. Broadus


"We tend to take all the gifts and pleasures and happiness and the joy without saying much to God. We take our health and strength, our food and clothing and our loved ones, all for granted; but the moment anything goes wrong we start grumbling and complaining and we say 'Why should God do this to me, why should this happen to me?'
How slow we are to thank and swift to grumble."
~Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us,
and not to tell Him what we have done for Him."
~George R. Hendrick

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."
~Cicero

"Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies."
~Charles E. Jefferson

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

~William Arthur Ward

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
~Ambrose of Milan


"Giving thanks to God for both His temporal and spiritual blessings in our lives
is not just a nice thing to do - it is the moral will of God.
Failure to give Him the thanks due Him is sin."
~Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins

"O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness."
~Shakespeare

"He who remembers the benefits of his parents is too much occupied with his recollections to remember their faults."
~BĂ©ranger

 "We never approach God without cause for gratitude.
Thankfulness, a duty and delight greatly prominent in the Bible, is the declarative mood of gratitude - a bright fire in the world's frigid zone,  the memory and homage of the heart,
a master force in soul-building, the greatest tonic faith has. Be ye thankful."
~Robert G. Lee

"I hate ingratitude more in man than lying, vainness, drunkenness or any taint of vice,
whose strong corruption inhibits our frail blood."
~Shakespeare

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil of which thanks naturally grow.
A proud man is seldom a grateful man,
for he never thinks he gets much as he deserves."
~Henry Ward Beecher



"That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works."
~Psalm 26:7
"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

"To hear someone say 'Happy Turkey Day' makes me sad because they have nothing to be thankful for
and no one to whom to be thankful."
~Robert Flatt

"Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed
or those we enjoy now."
~A. W. Tozer

"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction."  
~Harry A. Ironside

"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.
No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving."
~H. U. Westermayer

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give,
and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled."
~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor
and praise for His goodness."
~Robert Casper Lintner
"Our rural ancestors, with little blest, patient of labor when the end was rest, indulged the day that housed their annual grain, with feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain." 
~Alexander Pope

"Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!"
~Henry Ward Beecher

“A thanksgiving-day hath a double precedency of a fast-day.
On a fast-day we eye God’s anger; on a thanksgiving-day we look to God’s favor.
In the former we specially mind our corruptions; in the latter, God’s compassions;
therefore a fast-day calls for sorrow, a thanksgiving-day for joy.
But the Lord’s day is the highest thanksgiving day.”
~George Swinnock

 "The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing
and thanksgiving all day long."
~Warren Wiersbe

"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 


P.S ~ I wish you, your family and friends a very very Happy Thanksgiving 
Love & Regards,
Jai Krishna Ponnappan