November 28, 2019

A Day for Giving Thanks

"Thanksgiving"
Norman Rockwell
1919

"God grant that the spirit of gratefulness again became a national trait—that in between year-long demonstrations of unrest and complaint, we might be treated to occasional demonstrations of thankfulness."

Eric Sloane

"Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes"
Norman Rockwell
1945

"Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness."
Robert Casper Lintner

"Ye Glutton"
Norman Rockwell
1923

"You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey"
Norman Rockwell
1917

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
Frederick Keonig

"Refugee Thanksgiving"
Norman Rockwell
1943

"We are grateful for the land, and for the things upon the land which the Spirit has bestowed."

Native American Prayer

"Freedom From Want"
Norman Rockwell
1943

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Wishing you and yours a very blessed Thanksgiving.

A Day for Giving Thanks © November 2019

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Thanks for this uplifting post, Leigh – and illustrated with some of my favorite artist's work!

Quinn said...

Thank you for this fine selection of Rockwell's Thanksgiving paintings, and the thoughtful quotes. The painting of the refugee really goes to my heart.

J.L. Murphey said...

Happy Thanksgiving Leigh!
I know you are busy in the kitchen. But for the Cockeyed Homestead (2 of us), there's no obscene busyness. On the menu today: a ham steak, mustard greens, (my grandmother's recipe)cream corn, corn sticks,(for dessert)pumpkin and cherry tartlets.I made the tartlets last night in the toaster oven.

I love the Norman Rockwell prints! The quotes are poignant.

Rain said...

Happy Thanksgiving Leigh and Dan!!! :) Those prints are awesome, I love Norman Rockwell! The Cousin Reginald one made me giggle!

Alison said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for the uplifting post.

Leigh said...

Thank you everybody! I hope it's been a lovely day for each and every on of you.

Hill Top Post said...

What a lovely post! I am such a fan of Norman Rockwell, and your quotes are perfect!

Florida Farm Girl said...

I'm late to the party, but hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love that Koenig quote.

Goatldi said...

Hope your day was blessed and you heart full.

wyomingheart said...

Thank you, Leigh and Dan! A very happy thanksgiving was awesome in Ga. Hope and pray you both were blessed, and of course,...Full!

The Wykeham Observer said...

I hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving. Phil

Leigh said...

Thank you everyone!

Henny Penny said...

Thanksgiving Day is past but I sure enjoyed seeing your post tonight. Hope you and Dan had a good Thanksgiving.

Leigh said...

Thank you, Henny. I hope yours was a good one as well. :)

Powell River Books said...

The mother in the Normal Rockwell painting with her son looks a lot like my grandmother. She dressed in a similar fashion until her passing in the 1980s. We had our first on-the-road Thanksgiving dinner in our RV. It was pretty simple from deli turkey and instant processed foods but the essence of a holiday meal was there. You can read about it on my Margy Meanders blog. There's a link at the Powell River Books Blog which is languishing in my absence for three weeks. - Margy

Leigh said...

Margy, good to hear from you! I've done a poor job of blog visiting lately, so I'm really looking forward to reading your post. :)

Sam I Am...... said...

What a beautiful post and those quotes are so true! I'm late wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving but I know you had one!