Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 24, 2005

Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.

Henry Jacobsen

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.


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Frank A. Clark

You don’t have to be afraid of praising God too much; unlike humans He never gets a big head.

Paul Dibble

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.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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.

James Smith

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.

Albert Barnes

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.

Robert Flatt

Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing—a grateful heart!

George Herbert

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.

Albert Barnes

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;

Psalm 100:4

Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.

Courtland Milloy

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.

Thomas Aquinas