I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30
Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melodie Beattie
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country