Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

~E.P. Powell

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.

~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

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


First a thank you for mentor Tom Hill for sourcing these wonderful quotes!

I am grateful to so many and for so much in my life. In this context—to the Extraordinary Minute folks around the world—I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be in relationship and contribute in my small way to you. Your responses and expressions of interest in my speaking, writing and training work fill me with joy and satisfaction.

Wherever you are in the world, it is always a good time to express thanks for all of our blessings. Most of all for the blessing, the gift, that you are to yourself, your family, friends and colleagues, and to the greater community.

With love and respect,

Robert

1 comment:

jhubbel said...

There is never enough thanks given just for the gift of existence,to say nothing of the opportunity to grow ourselves as human beings, for the opportunity to be of service, and for the chance to make a difference. On top of this we are given the gifts of beauty in our lives in a million different forms. How can we not give thanks, every day, all day? Giving thanks elevates us to a level of grace.

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