Preparing to Give Thanks

Presentation1“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr

“Remember, God causes all things to work together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28

         “If the only prayer you said was Thank You, that would      be enough.” ~Meister Eckhart

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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24 Responses to Preparing to Give Thanks

  1. Elitsa says:

    Beautifully true, thanks!

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  2. I adore and am unabashedly stealing all of these 😀

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  4. I love these!! Thank you so much for the reminders. They really put things in perspective! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💖

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  5. landl30 says:

    Thanks Mitch… Here’s a thanksgiving poem for you…. Blessings of the day.

    [harvest home]

    full moon cool night, frost dusting
    across long languid farm field hills,
    stubble filled now, while mother earth
    begins her fallow rest.

    along the way steam rises from
    the yet warm soil, first winter’s
    chill shifting into gear, and men
    stretch and yawn in the barns

    account books rest on kitchen
    shelves. all but abandoned
    a harvester rests in the fields, big
    green and empty, its busy time done.

    breathe now o fields of plenty, breathe
    now rough-handed souls who turned
    and cajoled and prayed these soils
    into forms of wonder for the rest of us.

    breathe now and take your rest, banded
    by quilts of calico, dreams well earned,
    well sworn, well mended. hold your hands,
    eyes, and hearts with autumn’s done.

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  6. carhicks says:

    Thankful for your posts that remi d us how blessed e truly are. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  7. Great quotes! I just saw this one the other day . . . “God resides in two places. The first in Heaven and the second in a grateful heart.”
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 🙂

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  8. Ann Coleman says:

    A perfect Thanksgiving post! Thank you!

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  9. mwilhelmblog says:


    Are you drawing any material from the original draft into the Novelization of Over The Rhine? A little more back story.

    Michael Wilhelm


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  10. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    I love the fact that thorns have roses. It is all our perspective, right?

    Thank you,



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