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November 26th, 2009 - 07:53 PM
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
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
- G. E. Lessing
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
- Alan Cohen
All holidays at their core are an event conceived in overwhelming gratitude: Gratitude for someone's birth, gratitude for freedom from oppressors, or gratitude for an abundant harvest. This is why Thanksgiving is such a meaningful holiday. It, more than any other, expresses the deeper meaning behind ALL holidays; gratitude for what where we have come from, for what we have now, and for the countless and possibilities that are available to us in the future. Gratitude is perhaps the greatest feeling that humans have in their toolkit- because it is the root of all celebration and happiness.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!