Hey ! Let's Give Thanks. . . Sincerely, Thoughtfully

So - What have other figures in history said about being thankful? Basketball coaches, presidential spokesmen, Christian thought leaders, presidents, historians, preachers, and deaf and blind people have been thankful. If you look, you'll see that there is much to be thankful for, like these and countless others through history from Plymouth Rock to the Sherwood Forest.

"Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day." - John Wooden (1910 - 2010)

"Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks." - Tony Snow (1955 - 2008)

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine." - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." - Johannes A. Gaertner (1912 - 1996)

"Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness." - Charles Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

"I thank God for my handicaps, for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God." - Helen Keller (1880-1968)

We can be thankful for those faithfully devoted to the founding of this nation and it's guiding principles and faith, for those devoted to serving this nation, such as veterans, police, fire fighters, medical people, educators. . . and on the list could go. We especially can be thankful to people of faith such as Abraham, Moses, David. . . and Jesus - who came to save us and give us life abundantly.

Thank God for people of faith and His wonderful faithfulness and love.