Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I send you some thoughts (some personal and some attributed) for Thanksgiving Day, my sincere thanks for visiting this blog and my hope that in giving thanks even more will become open and visible to you.

The other day a friend asked me if I liked Kipling. I told her that I had never kipled before and that I would get back to her. I know what I need to do over the holiday!

It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast. W.J. Cameron

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. Albert Einstein

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. The half-time of a football game takes twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

Now, as someone (I honestly forgot who) once said, - "Enjoy eating your ritually beheaded corpse with 3rd degree burns over 100% of its body." Maybe it was Agent Mulder from "The X Files"?

Have a wonderful holiday!


  1. Thanks for the thoughts, Stan. I am thankful for your blog. A Happy Thanksgiving to you. Oh, and "it's body"? Tsk tsk ;}

  2. Thanks Rimpy! Oh, and corrected!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Stan to you and the family.
    I am thankful for your blog and the things you teach of which i am a poor pupil i know.
    ok, re Rimpy asking "it's body"? i didn't get and thought it should have been "his body"

  4. Thanks Lorraina - and the same to you and yours. Rimpy busted me for it's when it should have been its...LOL I should know better!!!