November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your Thanksgiving Day
be a cornucopia of enchanted moments!
Wishing you bright blessings,
a gracious heart,
and a delicious turkey.

Love & light...

Jay Jii

"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute,
once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently
as the heart of gratitude will allow."

~Edward Sandford Martin

"He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart."

~J.A. Shedd

"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!"

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving."

~Joseph Auslander

"Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home."

~Wilbur D. Nesbit

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel,
to set in the hearts of honest men;
but be careful that you do not take the day,
and leave out the gratitude."

~E.P. Powell

"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find,
in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"

~Henry Ward Beecher

"Thanksgiving comes to us
out of the prehistoric dimness,
universal to all ages and all faiths.
At whatever straws we must grasp,
there is always a time for gratitude
and new beginnings."

~J. Robert Moskin

"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace,
the celebration of work and the simple life...
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry
of the turn of the seasons,
the beauty of seedtime and harvest,
the ripe product of the year –
and the deep, deep connection
of all these things with God."

~Ray Stannard Baker


"Not what we say about our blessings,
but how we use them,
is the true measure of our thanksgiving."

~W.T. Purkiser

"So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart."

~Arthur Guiterman

"Thanksgiving, man.
Not a good day to be my pants."

~Kevin James