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Thankful Illustrations

  • An Old Farmer's Advice

    Good honest advice for life.~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

    ~ Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

    ~ A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

    ~ Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

    ~ Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

    ~ Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

  • Be Thankful

    mountain pathBe thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

    Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

    Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

    Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

  • Moments

    womanIf God brings you to it,

    He will bring you through it.

    Happy moments, praise God.

    Difficult moments, seek God.

    Quiet moments, worship God.

    Painful moments, trust God.

    Every moment, thank God.

  • Real Thanksgiving

    mountain lakeThank You, GOD for everything
    I've experienced here on earth.
    Thank You for protecting me
    from the moment of my birth.

    And Thank You for the beauty
    around me everywhere,
    The gentle rain and glistening dew,
    the sunshine and the air.

  • Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

    a picture of a doctorHe was a good man but a bit stingy. He would bargain and haggle on a price, never paying the price asked. He especially hated paying his medical fees.

    One day, while eating fish, a bone became lodged in his throat and within minutes he could scarcely breathe. His wife frantically rushed him to the family doctor's office which was just around the corner.  Just as the patient's face was turning blue, the physician quickly removed the bone with a pair of forceps.

    After he was breathing normally again, although overwhelmed with gratitude to the doctor for saving his life, he began to worry about the medical fees.

    Trying his best to keep his costs down, he turned to the good doctor and asked, "How much do I owe you for this small two-minute job?"

    The doctor, who knew his patient's miserly habit all too well, replied, "Just pay me half of what you would have when the bone was still stuck in your throat!"

  • Thanksgiving Quandary: Roast Turkey or Lame Duck

    roast_turkeyMy father used to tell me anything worth doing was worth doing right the first time. If you have time to do it the second time, you have time to do it right the first time.

    As fathers go, he was right. It seems most people have not learned this lesson, least of all politicians who are supposedly serving the interests of their constituency. I know there are good politicians in America today. Nobody seems to know who they are, though.

  • The Day After Christmas

    fridge holiday'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the room

    Strewn wrappings were crying for use of a broom.

    The children were scattered the friends' gifts exploring

    Since now most of theirs were broken or boring.

    All tummies still stuffed from the fabulous feast;

    Leftovers would serve for one month at least.

  • The Holy Alphabet

    alphabet2Although things are not perfect

    Because of trial or pain

    Continue in thanksgiving

    Do not begin to blame.

    Even when the times are hard