Wednesday, November 25, 2009

To Be Grateful

"It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His mercy, to implore His protection and favor... That great and beneficent author of all good that was, that is, or ever shall be, that we may then unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people." --George Washington



"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. ... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." --Patrick Henry

7 comments:

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
I'm so Grateful and Thankful for all I have been given, to many to list here!!!! But God is so good to all of us!!!!!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
hugs,
jamie

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Marcie~~
Beautiful truths from those who came before us.
There are infinite blessings that we have all received and should be grateful for every moment that is a gift from our Lord.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and joy~~

I am going to be posting my creamy ornaments starting today and thru the weekend...crossing my fingers:)

Love,
Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

SharDon Exclusives said...

Have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving!
Sharon

Terri Kahrs said...

Beautiful, thought provoking post, Marcie. Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you and yours. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Mary said...

I say a hearty AMEN to that, Marcie. I posted Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation a few days ago...very similar sentiments...those men certainly knew that our Creator was the giver of all good things, and not the government!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Mary

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marcie. Thank you for the quotes. How perfectly appropriate.
xoxo
Donna

Carol Mae said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Blessings, Carol