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2012

we give thanks

As we gather in our communities and in our homes, around the table or near the hearth, we give thanks to each other and to God for the many kindnesses and comforts that grace our lives.  Let us pause to recount the simple gifts that sustain us, and resolve to pay them forward in the year to come.

Barack Obama, “Thanksgiving Proclamation” (2011)

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2012

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

E. P. Powell, The Independent, Vol. 57, “An Old-Time Thanksgiving” (1904)

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