Harvest Thanksgiving Mass

 For each new morning with its light, 
 For rest and shelter of the night,
 For health and food, for love and friends, 
For everything Thy goodness sends."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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?

 Gratitude Quotes
  1.  "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust
  2. "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
  3. 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 
  4. 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 
  5. The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
-- William James
  6. "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
  7. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus


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