Harvest Thanksgiving Mass
The Redemptorist Weekly Newsletter had a lovely story on the theme of thanksgiving.
It appears that this was a favourite story of Winston Churchill.
A young boy fell into the ocean and was in danger of dying. A man standing there jumped in and saved him.
A few days later, the mother of the boy came by looking for the man that saved her son.
On finding him, she asked: Are you the man who saved my son?
Yes, I am, answered the expectant man (of some praise and gratitude!)
So, where's my son's cap? asked the mother!
Were not all ten made clean? asked Jesus. Where are the other nine?
- "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust
- "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
- As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
- At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer
- The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. -- William James
- "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -- Oprah Winfrey
- He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus