we pause to thank Him for the blessings of the past year, we must not
forget to thank Him for the lessons we have learned through our
difficult times. We are not to be thankful for just the pleasant, easy
things, but ALL things." - Millie Stamm
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
- Charles Dickens
O heavenly Father:
We thank thee for food and remember the hungry.
We thank thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service
That thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen.
- Abigail Van Buren
May you and yours have a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday!