11-21-2012   3 comments

Here’s a few poems and stray thoughts on this Thanksgiving Eve:

 

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

Our rural ancestors, with little blest,
Patient of labour when the end was rest,
Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,
With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.

~Alexander Pope

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” ~Irv Kupcinet

Ah! on Thanksgiving day….
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
~John Greenleaf Whittier

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

“On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment – halftime.” ~Author Unknown

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” ~Seneca

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~Author Unknown

Posted November 22, 2012 by Every Useless Thing in Just Saying

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3 responses to “11-21-2012

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  1. Have a great Thanksgiving with that new grandbaby!

  2. Happy thanksgiving! 🙂

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