While Boo is recovering from his kidney infection, we've had some wild conversations about everything from why cats have fur to reasons to give thanks. The last two days, I've read several quotes to Boo that he (and I) really liked. He insists that I add them to our thanks giving tree. I haven't been able to leave his side long enough to find an appropriate branch, “plant” it in a pot, and tie paper leaves to it. In years past, we've just written those things for which we are thankful on the leaves. I guess we'll be adding quotes this year...when I actually find the time to get a branch and cut out leaves.
Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving quotes:
Bless the food before us,
the family beside us
and the love between us.
“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
Blessed are those who can take without forgetting and give without remembering.
“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 the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” Theodore Roosevelt
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Native American saying
“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.”
William Jennings Bryon
Almighty and gracious Father,
we give You thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season
and for the lavors of those who harvest them.
Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of Your great bounty,
for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need,
to the glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Anglican Book of Common Prayer
Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
Wilbur D. Nesbit
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues" Cicero
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am so thankful that Boo is beginning to recover from his kidney infection, that Kim is having more comfortable days while continuing her battle with cancer, for all our family and friends and most of all, for a God who loves each of us as though we were His only child.