It is true that we are a very mobile and busy world. We rush to and fro sometimes in a state of subtle hypnosis and when we get to where we are going, forget why we are there!? I hope I’m not the only one who does that. Anyway, there is great value in taking the time to stop and think about what our life consists of. Is it money, material possessions or status or is the real meat of our existence found in our relationships? I hope the latter is the case. We just finished Thanksgiving here at our house and to tell you the truth we had a really great day of just being together and around each other. There was no pressure to get it over with and get on to something more important. Before we knew it hours had passed by and it seemed like we had just gotten started. I hope your holiday was blessed as well. I thought I would pass along some quotes about being thankful to you that I found along the way. Take the time to be thankful and you’ll be glad you did. Here goes!
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.” — Cicero
“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” — Author Unknown
“People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.” — Richard Carlson
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
— Willie Nelson
The worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.” — Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.” — Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
I have written a study that may help in your effort to be thankful, titled “A Parable of Humility”. Thanks for taking the time to be a part of the newsletter family!
Here is the weekly inspirational scripture.
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thes. 5:18 (KJV)
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Did you hear about the Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot ‘s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, ‘My Mommy looked back once, while she was driving,’ he announced triumphantly, ‘and she turned into a telephone pole!’