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I Live in the Land of Thankfulness

Saturday, March 07, 2009

I Live in the Land of Thankfulness
I love the Land of Thankfulness where blessings overflow.
I claim it as my native home, most charming land I know;
And if I've need of anything, no matter what it be,
I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me.
I like to live in Thankfulness! Would live there all my days;
Would let its spirit stir my soul and fill my heart with praise.
I questioned once how I had found a place of such a kind;
Knew I'd discovered it, because I'd thankful thoughts in mind
Oh, come with me to Thankfulness! We ask this of you:
That you be always thankful, friend, but this is all you do.
And if there's anything you need, no longer doubt or fear;
The thing you seek's awaiting you, it surely will appear.
Copyright © 2004 - Frank B. Whitney
Founder of Unity Publication "Daily Word"

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the
thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with
deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be
for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
~Konrad von Gesner

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it ...
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is,
"thank you," that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial
into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~Melody Beattie

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it ...
would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way.
In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer,
you must truly appreciate what you already have.
~Ralph Marston

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
~Gladys Berthe Stern

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.
Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.
Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.
Every virtue divorced from thankfulness
is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
~John Henry Jowett

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.
~ Anthony Robbins

The hardest arithmetic to master
is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~Eric Hoffer

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

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

Let's be grateful for those who give us happiness;
they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom.
~Marcel Proust

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way,
but the recurring acknowledgment of what IS working in our lives
can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.
~Sara Ban Breathnach

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the
expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those
around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
~ Ralph Marston

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

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i am truly grateful to sparkpeople and everyone here...............who has made my journey a little bit easier....................whet
her it be by kind words on my blogs,goodies,page and through the various teams i lead and am part of as a member......................wi
thout your great support and continued encouragement i would not have been able to persevere as long as i have albeit ever so slowly as i plod along...........to reach my goals.................
thanks for truly caring and inspiring me as well as many others a long the way too ..................you are truly a blessing to me..................blessings and hugs to all................lita

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  • LAILA07
    Lita, I'm so thankful that you're such an inspiration to so many and that you always take the time to encourage somebody else. You're absolutely amazing!!
    3964 days ago
    I'm loving this blog! This was the perfect thing for me to read first thing this morning! Thanks for sharing and for just being you - a real and loving soul.

    3964 days ago
    I love this! VERY postive and makes me smile to continue on! Thanks for sharing this!
    emoticon Jazzy!!
    3965 days ago
  • SHERI1969
    Well said. Good for you for finding all the quotes to go with your theme! It's a very positive and uplifting one. We need more uplifting things in life that don't cost a penny!
    3966 days ago
    Great quote. Thanks.
    Have a great week.
    3967 days ago
    Very Nice!
    3967 days ago
  • DINA:-)
    great quotes, lita! and how very true that we don't always appreciate what we have. i too am thankful for sparkpeople and for you!

    3968 days ago
  • APACHE85
    Dear Lita,
    YOU are an INSPIRATION to ME as well! I love your background and I am lucky to have a FRIEND LIKE YOU as well!! Your message could be a "ditto" from me to you as well! Take care dear one and I will try to be in better touch than previously! Breathe easy sweet lady! emoticon
    3968 days ago
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