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. ~H.U. Westermayer
When I was choosing a good quote for your Thanksgiving 2013 – I saw a lot of funny ones and meaningful ones, but also dark ones that provoke negative thoughts and all that.
Well, when I came across this Westermayer quote I nearly dismissed it out of hand because it was starting to look like negativity and I won’t share negativity.
But it is quite the opposite of negativity.
Sometimes it’s all about perspective.
How much MORE can we be Thankful now for the nation that we have, the food on our table, the family we have all around us, the relative wealth compared to most of the world, etc etc?
This smacked me right in the face when I realized it!
We have SO much to be thankful for, folks, that we didn’t live in that era when this great nation was being forged through hardship and lives lost! All for the sake of Religious freedom from tyranny.
Freedom is not free, I’ve heard said about justification of going to war, but that statement is as true as the driving rain, folks.
Today, let’s solemnly bow our heads in Thanksgiving to the God who saw our Fore-Fathers and Fore-Mothers through the most difficult of times so that we could enjoy what we have before us!
And then enjoy it!
“Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness”! – Isaiah 61:3
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