“Thanksgiving is a spiritual exercise, necessary to the building of a healthy soul. It takes us out of the stuffiness of ourselves into the fresh breeze and sunlight of the will of God.”
~ Elisabeth Elliot,
“Keep a Quiet Heart”
C. S. Lewis, believer & author
November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963
“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
“Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.”
“If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.”
“Do not dare not to dare.”
“Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
I was just thinking.
And finally. This.
“Finally, it should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about equal rights and social justice will be respected by those whose choice affects our future. Only an America which has fully educated its citizens is fully capable of tackling the complex problems and perceiving the hidden dangers of the world in which we live. And only an America which is growing and prospering economically can sustain the worldwide defenses of freedom, while demonstrating to all concerned the opportunities of our system and society.”
~ President John Kennedy, words from the speech that would have been given at the Trade Mart in Dallas later on November 22, 1963. His voice was stilled.