Giving Thanks

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    Giving thanks once in awhile is good thing to do, whether you believe in God or not. It makes you more humble and less narcistic, more appreciative of what you've got and who you share it with. We could all do with a little more humility and a little less narcissism, whether you're the most devoted atheist or agnostic or the most devout member of your religion. If you don't believe in God, fine. Make Thanksgiving about you, being a better person to be around. Make it about trying to forge more and better relationships; trust me, that's how you create a better life for yourself.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!
     
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    Every day I find something to be thankful for.
    The more thankful I am, the more reasons I find to be thankful.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Wiseacre.
     
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    GREAT post!!!
     
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    Amen! Less time being angry, and more time appreciating what you do have.

    We Americans are darn lucky for ALL we have, and anyone that is blessed with a loving family have all they need.

    I thank God every day for my blessings, and know how lucky I am.
     
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    Granny says, "Thankful people is happy people...
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    Giving thanks helps your psychological outlook
    Tue Nov 22, WASHINGTON – Count your blessings this Thanksgiving. It's good for you.
     
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    I try to appreciate what I have in my life as often as I can, it makes it easier to hold onto things you've learn not to take for granted.

    I respect the ideology behind Thanksigivng, I wish people didn't need a day for it and lived by it.
     
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    Every moment that I refrain from retaliating when I am hurt, I give thanks.
     
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    John Baillie
    The very fact that a man is thankful implies someone to be thankful to.

    Erma Bombeck
    Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    I love Thanksgiving turkey... it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.

    Kevin James
    Thanksgiving, man! Not a good day to be my pants.

    Johannes A. Gaertner
    To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

    H. U. Westermayer
    The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

    Meister Eckhart
    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.

    George Herbert
    Thou that has given so much to me,
    Give one thing more -- a grateful heart;
    Not thankful when it pleases me,
    As if Thy blessings had spare days;
    But such a heart, whose pulse may be
    Thy praise.


    To all board members, to you and yours, a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
     
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    to family and friends.....to the loud appalachian americans, to the tat covered hellions, to those in uniform and those without....i am thankful we preserver during the hard times and rejoice during the good times.....

    to all a toast ....for nothing more than family and friends.....for that is all we really have....

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