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Giving Thanks

We are celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada today...
enjoying turkey with stuffing and serving pumpkin pie for dessert. 
Rather than posting a recipe here today...
I will leave you with a little food for thought!

It's not how much we have...
but how much we enjoy...
that makes happiness.
Charles Spurgeon

All that we behold is full of blessings.
 ~William Wordsworth

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

Gratitude makes sense of our past...
brings peace for today...
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
-~Thornton Wilder

Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t. 

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; 
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust

As we express our gratitude, 
we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
 but to live by them.  
~John F Kennedy

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

Reflect upon your present blessings, 
of which every man has plenty; 
not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. 
~Charles Dickens

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. 
 ~William Blake

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

Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him;
bless His name.
Psalm 100:4

Whether or not you are gathering around the Thanksgiving table this weekend...
may your hearts be filled with gratitude...
for all that you have.

Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving...
from all of us at MGCC!


  1. Thanksgiving and thankful living!!!! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your devotionals and recipes.

  2. Wonderful messages! Thank you. have a great day.

  3. Amazing pictures and very smart sentences.

  4. This warms my heart - the pictures are fabulous and the sayings are wonderful. Thankful for these true words and for the witness you and the MGCC are to us all!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving and now I want turkey. Unfortunately I have a homemade pizza ready for tonight's dinner. Maybe I'll do a small stuffed chicken tomorrow night. Thanks for posting.

  6. Very beautiful words. Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving.

  7. Super colorful Fall images.
    My late Husband's family was also from Russia only they were German. Part of the homesteaders brought to Russia by Catherine the Great (so I am told) They came to the US in the very late 1800s. Interesting history---oh my FNL was Mennonite too.

  8. Beautiful photos and quotes, Judy. Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and all the 'girls'.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a wonderful day with your families and friends!

  10. Wonderful quotes and accompanying photos.
    Happy Thanksgiving from Ontario.

  11. Are all the photo's from Canada?

  12. Well I'm a day late, but Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you enjoyed your day and I love the gratitude quotes. I have been trying to think of something I'm grateful for every night. I'm not grateful for being forgetful, because I forgot I was doing that until I saw this post! I'm grateful for the reminder though!!!

    Cindy Bee


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