Thankfulness

O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.

—William Shakespeare in Henry VI, Part 2

Gratitude is the heart’s memory.

—Anonymous

Thou hast given to me so much . . . Give one thing more—a grateful heart.

—George Herbert (1593-1633)

In everything give thanks.

—1 Thessalonians 5:18

Be thankful for the smallest blessing, and you will deserve to receive greater. Value the least gifts no less than the greatest, and simple graces as especial favours. If you remember the dignity of the Giver, no gift will seem small or mean, for nothing can be valueless that is given by the most high God.

—Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)

Count your blessings,
Name them one by one;
Count your blessings,
See what God has done.

—J. Oatman, Jr.

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