NaBloTurkeyMo Day 22: Thanksgiving

Just in case I don't get on later today to post something more substantial - what with being on a tryptophan high and all - here are some words of wisdom on Thanksgiving and being grateful for all our many blessings. Enjoy! And don't eat all the pumpkin pie!

The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future.

~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

~ Buddha

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

~ Albert Schweitzer

If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods.

~ Epictetus

And Lord, we are especially thankful for nuclear power, the cleanest, safest energy source there is. Except for solar, which is just a pipe dream.

~ Dan Castellaneta

There's one thing for which you should be abundantly thankful -- only you and God have all the facts about yourself.

And oh, what a mercy it is that these women do not exercise their powers oftener! We can't resist them, if they do. Let them show ever so little inclination, and men go down on their knees at once: old or ugly, it is all the same. And this I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry whom she likes. Only let us be thankful that the darlings are like the beasts of the field, and don't know their own power. They would overcome us entirely if they did.

~ William Makepeace Thackery

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

~ Woody Allen

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.

~H. L. Mencken

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice.

~ Meister Eckhart

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

no,no, no...thank you!!! ken

anne said...

Very nice.

I especially like the one referencing solar power. Hee.

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie Pippert said...

Yeah I like the Dan Castellaneta one best too, LOL.

Hope you had a great T-Day!

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Mother Theresa said...

Those are great! I am thankful for laughter even when milk comes out my nose.

Mary Alice said...

I'm thankful for wise quotes

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