Monday, October 10, 2016

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.
~Massieu


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. 
~Unknown

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!

13 comments:

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

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

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  3. Amazing pictures and very smart sentences.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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.
    MB

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

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

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

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  11. Are all the photo's from Canada?

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  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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