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Thanksgiving Perspective


Enter his gates with a song of thanksgiving.
Come into his courtyards with a song of praise.
Give thanks to him; praise his name.
Psalm 100:4

I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwells in the Heavens. Abraham Lincoln

We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitudeThomas S. Monson

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Henri Frederic Amiel

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! William Shakespeare

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. Henry Allen Ironside

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitudeGilbert K. Chesterton

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends. Steven Furtick

He that enjoys naught without thanksgiving is as though he robbed God. Saint John Chrysostom

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything. Thomas Merton

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows. Alan Cohen

God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivingsEdwin Percy Whipple

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. Kristin Armstrong

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Melody Beattie

A child of God should be a living doxology for gratitude and adoration. Charles Spurgeon

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. Brené Brown



Wits’ End Corner

Wits' endAre you standing at “Wits’ End Corner,” 
   Christian, with troubled brow? 
Are you thinking of what is before you, 
   And all you are bearing now?
Does all the world seem against you, 
   And you in the battle alone?
Remember—at “Wits’ End Corner” 
   Is where God’s power is shown.

Are you standing at “Wits’ End Corner” 
   Blinded with wearying pain,
Feeling you cannot endure it, 
   You cannot bear the strain,
Bruised through the constant suffering 
   Dizzy and dazed, and numb?
Remember—at “Wits’ End Corner” 
   Is where Jesus loves to come.

Are you standing at “Wits’ End Corner” 
   Your work before you spread.
Or lying begun, unfinished, 
   And pressing on heart and head,
Longing for strength to do it, 
   Stretching out trembling hands
Remember—at “Wits’ End Corner” 
   The Burden-Bearer stands.

Are you standing at “Wits’ End Corner”? 
   Then you’re just in the very spot
To learn the wondrous resources 
   Of Him who faileth not!
No doubt to a brighter pathway 
   Your footsteps will soon be moved,
But only at “Wits’ End Corner” 
Is the “God who is able” proved. —Antoinette Wilson (hat tip: