Happy Thanksgiving Thoughts and Leu Gardens

“O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”
~William Shakespearealgreen180652
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” ~Cicerowilliamblake378670While visiting in Orlando last week, we had the great joy of visiting Leu Gardens. All the remaining pictures were taken at this beautiful tropical, botanical garden.IMG_2759“For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson 11.20.14 Leu Gardens copy“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder Pink Rose copy
“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.” ~The Bible, 1 Chronicles 16:8 IMG_2762“Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” ~Henry Ward Beecher Fully open White Rose“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 Red and White Rose“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” ~The Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 IMG_2748“If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch you must first invent the universe.” — Carl Sagan (Thank God for our Creator, who made apples!)Pink Roses“Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, — a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.”
~George Herbert White Azalea
“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.”
~ Robert Caspar Lintner Multicolored Rose“For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.” ~Storm Jameson (Amen.)Yellow Roses“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.” ~The Bible, 1 Chronicles 16:34 Rose and White Rose“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy White roses“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~Johannes A. Gaertner Pink Rose fully blooming copy“I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.” ~Joseph B. WirthlinAzalea“But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.”~Jonah 2:9Double Delight copy“For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson Pink Rose B.W
“At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee.”
~The Bible, Psalm 119:62 Yellow Orange Rose copy“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
~The Bible, 2 Corinthians 9:15 (The gift? Our Lord, Jesus Christ!)Irises“Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.”
~Joseph Auslander Pink and White Rose
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
~The Bible, Philippians 4:6 Peach Rose copy