Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Seven Quotes to Unite The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Time is flying, Thanksgiving is coming again, it’s not just the day for family reunion, it’s also the season to unite our humanity and humility.

1.   Appreciate the Mother Nature
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;       
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The nature beauty we see everyday, we may take it granted, it’s the time to thanks creator for these daily miracle, life is beautiful!

2.   Thanksgiving is about Uniting Humanity
Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings. ~J. Robert Moskin

2011 is the year of change, from Arab Spring to OWS movement, we feel the hope, also the pain, Thanksgiving is the time to sooth the anger and unify the difference, by working together, human society can make the progress as a whole.

3.   Thanksgiving is time to Convey Humility
"The only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart

Saying “thank you” is beyond courtesy, it’s the culture and attitude, sometimes we all need a bit appreciation, at the same time, don’t forget to appreciate others.

4.   Time to review the heart of courage & power of persistence
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."

Most of us maybe already very familiar with Pilgrim’s story, it’s the root of Thanksgiving and it’s the spirit of America: Native citizens and naturalized citizens learn and support each other, it’s the time to review the heart of courage, the power of persistence and spirit of sharing.

5.   It’s all about Preparing
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence
No matter it’s thanksgiving meal or trip, the joy starts from preparation, and no matter which journey we are in  our life, preparation is the key, it’s the secret source for your thanksgiving banquet. As a nation, it’s time for us to prepare together for the future.

6.   Thanksgiving is time for Self-Reflection at Positive Way
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. - Charles Dickens

Though there’s day and night, ebb and flow, up and down, each one of us may still have a lot to thanks for, the economy may still be uncertain, life is still full of frustration, thanksgiving is the time to think positively, be grateful, take the good we discover now.  

7.   Thanksgiving is about Connection
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God. ~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)
  Thanksgiving is the time to reunion, recharging, re-imagining and revitalizing, it's the season not only for food, but also for thinking. 


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