With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Gratitude

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gratitude

Visiting a blog with the cute name of ,  I found a banner perfect for Thanksgiving.  My banner is very similar to the instructions Carol provided on her blog and was easy to make with what I had on hand.
Little wooden clothes pins are embellished and used to hold each letter in place for hanging.
I kept the edges straight but Carol used her Cricut to cut out a scalloped edge on the patterned paper that looks very nice.
Since I did not have the pretty Tulle as the one I copied, I used cotton yarn and just crocheted a long chain. 
A quick search turned up these quotes on gratitude:
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say "thank you?"  ~William A. Ward

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.  ~H.U. Westermayer

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.  ~G.B. Stern

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.  ~Robert Braul

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.  Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?  ~G.K. Chesterton

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  ~John E. Southard

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!  ~Henry Ward Beecher   

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It's a way to live.  ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.  ~Estonian Proverb

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?  ~George Canning
     
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe…
Hebrews 12:28 NASB

39 comments:

Mildred said...

The banner is lovely and I really enjoyed these quotes also. Sending my love to you and your family.

crochet lady said...

What a great banner and a good reminder to be thankful.

Lisa RedWillow said...

I do believe this is the month of being grateful . Im seeing it everyplace. I loved your blog today. Very beautiful. I have words all over my home and my fav ones are Live and Faith.
Im greatful for our blog.
and have a blessed nigh. Im still not feeling welll and thought I was but better than before. Thanks for stopping.

NanaDiana said...

Love the banner-It is a good reminder for all of us to be grateful for what we have. I really like the idea of the crocheted chain. Hugs-Diana

Julie Harward said...

I love your banner..it says it all as do these wonderful quotes..thanks for sharing everything! :D

Janet said...

I just love your sweet banner and especially like it with the clothes pins .... so cute!
Blessings,
Janet

sewingseedscraftylife said...

The banner looks great and so does your mantel. How's Raider doing?

Debbie~ said...

Looove your banner it looks fabulous on your mantel!!! Beautiful message too! Thanks for sharing it with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Karen said...

I loved your post today. Thanks for showing how you made your banner. I cam use this when I help teachers with their bulletin boards at the Christian school. I like the quotes, too. I need to keep an attitude of gratitude!

Ann said...

Love your banner, it's looks great. You found some really good quotes too.
Any blog with the "the answer is chocolate" is worth checking out in my book, so I'm off to take a look :)

hip-chick said...

Beautiful quotes. I especially like the one about the pilgrims and the two about expressing your gratitude.
And, your banner is great. It looks very nice in the window. It is also a nice reminder for your family and friends to be grateful as they go through their day

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Your banner is so cute! And a great reminder of how important it is to be grateful. Thanks for the reminder.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Great idea! You did a beautiful job on yours and I love the crocheted hang line your made. It looks beautitul on your mantel.

I just spied the cranberry shortbread bars below! Yum!

Abounding Treasures said...

I love the banner and all the quotes you managed to find on such a glorious subject!!

Jen said...

What an amazing post! Gratitude. Is there any better word??

Snippety Gibbet said...

I'm loving the letters on your banner.

Even more, I'm loving the quotes. Very inspirational.

jan

BECKY said...

Hi Gal! LOVE your banner! It is so lovely in the window!! Great idea to crochet a chain to hang it on!!
So clever!!

Hope you have a joyful weekend!!
Big Hugs,
Becky

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I am so honored that you liked my banner well enough to make one of your own and it turned out beautiful! I love the colors and paper you chose and crocheting something to hang it on is brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing yours with me. Again, you just brightened my day!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

How great is all of this? I'm loving your pretty banner crocheted together with love and all the gratitude quotes. It's all looking festive and I appreciate your timely reminders.

Vivienne said...

the banner looks beautiful :) you're so artistic!
def is a season to be grateful...and a good reminder that we need to be thankful everyday for God's abundant provision!

Kathleen said...

Love your banner, and yes, we should always be grateful for God's blessings!

Kristen said...

That was such a lovely posts. I enjoyed reading the quotes. Your banner turned out so nicely. I love how you put your own twist on it.

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful banner. I'd love to have you join my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely banner. It looks so good against your curtain.

I was so touched by all of the gratitude quotes. We take time every night after we read scriptures as a family to say 3 things we are grateful for. It really helps us think and express gratitude from a good meal, to a wonderful happening, to each other.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovn' your banner and all of the great quotes-very nice:@)

The Tablescaper said...

Thank you for sharing your seasonal spirit with Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Cabin and Cottage said...

Wonderful quotes! Great inspiration for having a mindful holiday! Jacqueline

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Your banner came out beautiful! What a fun decor item to have in your home!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Love your banner. I'm hoping to get a banner made this year if I ever get a second. Love yours. The clothespins are adorable.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is so nice and could go in so many different places. Thank you for the excellent idea.(-:

Patricia Torres said...

oh thats such a fabulous idea.. Im going to try that for my little ones bday for sure!

Beth said...

Your gratitude banner is just adorable! It looks great on your mantle for Thanksgiving.
Beth

marie said...

I love your new banner and it looks beautiful hanging over the lacey window panels!
Thanks for sharing the quotes too. That first one was a bit convicting for me today!

Lisa said...

That turned out beautifully!

Bethany said...

What a beautiful job you did! Sorry I have not stopped by in awhile. I have been ignoring my google reader as I have been working on getting some priorities straightened out. It is great to see what you've been up to, though. Have a beautiful week! Keep encouraged!

Cassie said...

This is so beautiful and elegant!!
I would love it if you linked to my Party!!!
http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2010/11/save-thanksgiving.html

KateB said...

great project and very elegant looking!

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi LDH! I love the banner. It's beautiful and perfect for Thanksgiving (or all of the time!). Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Fall Festival. I've included it in this week's highlights! ;)

Have a great weekend!
Roeshel

Hasibur Rahman said...

Hi admin,
your post is very special for us.I think gratitude quotes are very special for everyday life. I have collected many quotes from you, and I will come back soon.

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