thankful. 11.26.09

I’m thankful that so many people observe the conscious, intentional focus on giving thanks to God for our blessings.

I read, therefore I quote.

“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and also those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers . . .

. . . and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”

Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

(This was originally posted on Thanksgiving 2008.)


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2 thoughts on “thankful. 11.26.09

  1. …heal the wounds of a nation. Boy oh boy, it still rings true today.

    I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to be able to catch up with all of your thankfulness 🙂

    Kristin – The Goat

  2. A great quote. Thanks for sharing. It is indeed a blessing to be around others who intentionally look for ways to give thanks. I’ve really enjoyed Rebecca’s November of Thanksgiving!

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