Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.
Frank A. Clark
You don’t have to be afraid of praising God too much; unlike humans He never gets a big head.
In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with that of others.
It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others.
We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions.
Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content will not be thankful for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better.
Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing—a grateful heart!
But whether we have less or more, Always thank we God therefore.
Anonymous: attributed to Fabliau of St. Cleves
We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
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…&uot;
Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
William Jennings Bryan
It would seem that the ingratitude, whereby a subsequent sin
causes the return of sins previously forgiven, is a special sin. For the giving of thanks belongs to counter passion which is a necessary condition of justice…But justice is a
special virtue. Therefore this ingratitude is a special sin…thanksgiving is a special virtue.
But ingratitude is opposed to thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin.