A Thanksgiving Thought-Arouser

After the dishes have been cleared away and you’ve heard that sigh-of-relief: “Mmmm what a good day (but so much work!)”

After the kids and grandkids have found something to do to occupy themselves

After the football game on TV has a final score and commentators have run out of things to say,  or run out of time.

When everything quiets down for a moment this Thanksgiving Day, consider these words:

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


Happy Thanksgiving.


3 Replies to “A Thanksgiving Thought-Arouser”

  1. Sharla

    What a great quote. Thanks for reminding us of more then a happy turkey day, but true spiritual implications of a life void of genuine thankfulness of heart.

    That picture above is INCREDIBLE!

    : )

  2. Phil

    Good Morning, Friends,

    It was a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving in our household. Mom says “You either have a good trip or a good story.” 😉 This was a good-trip holiday.

    Thankfulness is such an effective salve when our hearts are in pain, and a balancing counterweight for us when we feel invincible.

    Thanks for your kind words, everyone.

    Sharla, the full picture is rather remarkable too. Freezing fog, while dangerous to drive in, leaves behind a noteworthy beauty when the sun breaks through. (There’s an illustration of some sort there – I wonder what it is?)


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