Sunday, November 27, 2011

Various authors' thoughts on thankfulness, then a song

To give thanks in solitude is enough.
Thanksgiving has wings
and goes where it must go.
Your prayer knows much more about it
than you do.

Victor Hugo

There is not a more pleasing exercise
of the mind
than gratitude.

Joseph Addison

Never lose an opportunity of seeing
anything that is beautiful;
for beauty is God's handwriting - 
a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face,
in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
and thank God for it as
a cup of blessing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

The question is not what man can
or disparage,
or find fault with,
but what he can
and value,
and appreciate.

John Ruskin

When you arise in the morning,
give thanks for the morning light,
for your life and strength.
Give thanks for your food,
and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies with yourself.

Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief 

This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

I am heading into a night's sleep
on a Sunday night,
facing the week ahead
with much gratefulness.
The last two days were restful and rejuvenating.

Blessings to you all as you begin your new week.

I'll leave you with this video and song.


  1. Hi There, We are home from our trip. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    All of the photos AND the thoughts about Thankfulness are fabulous... Great post, Beth.


  2. Beth, your photos are beautiful . . . such serene places to reflect on God's goodness to us!

    Hope your week goes well and that you enjoy this advent season.

  3. Lovely photos, lovely thoughts. Blessings.

  4. This is a good start to the week, Beth.
    We bought casey a guitar and she will start lessons tomorrow. Her first musical instrument.

    The thanksgiving tastings were friday and saturday and well attended...though not as much wine purchased as we would was still a good event.

    It was good to rest on Sunday.

  5. beautiful photos, beth (and i love the victor hugo quote.)


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