Friday, October 7, 2011

of giving thanks...

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

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

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 

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


Let us remember that,
as much has been given us, 
much will be expected from us, 
and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, 
and shows itself in deeds.  
~Theodore Roosevelt

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, 
but the parent of all the other virtues.  

Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; 
no one can give thanks who has a short memory.  
~Author Unknown
As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend...
may we all take time to remember the blessings of this past year.

And then...
give thanks!

From my front porch to yours...
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Beautiful autumn scenes and words!

  2. That was so lovely to read and to gaze at. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Autumn blessings! We do need to be reminded to stop and be thankful.....your post did just that for me.

  4. Beautiful post. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Judy.

  5. I loved this beautiful post! The quotes and the pictures speak of a grateful heart!

  6. I like the quote about thankfulness being the parent of all other virtues. There is a lot in that. Your front porch looks so inviting!

  7. I felt that touch of Thanksgiving in your home yesterday. A post filled with beauty and thanks.

  8. truly looks like Thanksgiving in your area! Enjoy a wonderful holiday and many more blessings to be grateful for in the coming year!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Look at those two cutie patooties. I think we had a little trip in the Way-Back Machine. Scrumptious photos of autumn no matter the year and thoughts of gratitude. We have so much to be thankful for or for which to be thankful.

    Thanks for your great tip. I'm thinking that is really really easy.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well Judy.
    I enjoyed reading those quotes which fit so perfectly with those photos.

  11. True thanksgiving does come from the heart, and sometimes that thankfulness can overwhelm us when we take time to reflect on it. Your front porch says "welcome" and I am sure your family will agree. Wishing all of you a very special Thanksgiving celebration!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Judy. On retreat I focused on praying with a thankful heart - such a gift as we head into the season.

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and friends in Canada.

  14. Love all the quotes and the beautiful pictures! Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

  15. It is looking mighty beautiful up your wall. Gorgeous fall photos!


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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson