1306. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. -Melody Beattie

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 (David Grayson)


For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet… Shall we then think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. –Psalm 100:4  ✝