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Thanksgiving gratitude

If you are not a grateful person, then you will never be great.

If you do not appreciate the people in your life, then you cannot receive their amazing value — only their cost.

If you do not say, “Thank you” when you don’t get what you want but  what you need, then you won’t know true joy if you do get what you want.

Giving thanks is easy when you are surrounded by a delicious feast and a happy family. But how easy is it to be thankful if you are sadly without home, without family, or without feasting? The awesome, powerful thanksgiving that transcends the 4th Thursday of November is experienced by those who do not lack gratitude even when life is hard. For these are the people who recognize life itself as an eternal gift.


The life of your soul is not a gift that was thoughtlessly or cheaply purchased.

It is given by the Giver with pure love…

Live your Thank You by loving. And let your unconditional loving be your joy.  May God help me as I strive to fully live with gratitude…

For more of my posts on Thanksgiving and giving thanks, please click and read

One Year of Blogging – and Still Thankful

Giving Thanks (While Gazing upon the Crucifix)

Giving Thanks – Eucharist

© 2016 Christina Chase

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Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.

2 thoughts on “Gratitude Leave a comment

  1. And Thank you, too, Christina for your continuing support. It’s always good to know we have faithful readers, and also to read what you have to say. Always have something to be grateful for at day’s end. Sometimes it takes training and effort, but it’s as good as any other examination of conscience!

    And, yes, Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Indeed, we need to take the time to think about the good things in our lives, realize there are others who are much worse off than we are, and then count our blessings thankfully. And we’ll latitude doesn’t end there, but makes the effort to share those blessings with others in need. Thank you for your faithful reflections with me, I truly appreciate your presence – happy thanksgiving every day!


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