Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

Thanksgiving Day is my second favorite holiday.  My very favorite holiday is Easter.  

But I love Thanksgiving for the fact that it can not be commercialized.  Either you are thankful or you are not.  That is not something that can be bottled and sold.  I used to wish it was.  I was a very unthankful person for so long.  What a miserable way to live.  Unthankfulness is just discontentment.  You are telling God that all the good things he has given you are not enough.  How selfish.  You know regardless of what comes our way it is better than we deserve.  If we truly see who we are and who God is and what he is doing for us,  we will be thankful people.

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.”
Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

Psalm 100:1~5
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving Day


Saleslady371 said...

I never tire of this photo! I'm so thankful today and want to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Tegan said...

Thank you for your wonderful post! :)

Mrs.B said...

Saleslady~It is one of my favorites also,

Hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving

Tegan~Thank you, hope it was a blessing.

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