Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.  ~Native American Saying

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

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.  ~William Shakespeare

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.  ~Melody Beattie

Albert Schweitzer To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.

Chinese Proverb When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.

I am truly grateful for all that my family, friends-new & old, co-workers, clients, and strangers in foreign lands have done for over the years. Thanks to you, whoever you may be, that reads my random blogs. (It is still difficult for me to comprehend that someone actually reads the things that I post. How cool is that?)

I wish you all a very happy & peaceful Thanksgiving weekend. Take care.