Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Attitude of Gratitude

I Thess 5:16-18-- Rejoice alwayspray without ceasing in everything give thanks ; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

"Some people complain that God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses on thorns."

"Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts, and no one to thank.
                                                                                                   Chrisina Rossetti

"O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness."
                                                                                                   William Shakespeare
                                                                                                   Henry VI

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues."

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.  A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
                                                                                                  Henry Ward Beecher

"The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart."

"Thou has given me so much....Give me one thing more, a grateful heart."
                                                                                                  George Herbert

"Be thankful for the smallest blessing, and you will receive greater.  Value the least gifts no less than the greatest, and simple graces as especial favors.  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