Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Week - Wednesday

Most People return small Favors, acknowledge middling ones, and repay great ones with Ingratitude -
Benjamin Franklin 1751

Old Ben knew that folks hate to eat humble pie. Indeed, it's easy to proclaim gratitude for generalities. I'm grateful for liberty, nature, and a blanket.  Depending on the situation, it's tougher to be grateful to someone, especially if you caused your own grief. Best to swallow the pride, say thanks, and move on.


  1. Hard to accept help...harder to acknowledge it's so true. So much easier to proclaim thankfulness to an unseen deity but perhaps we should keep in practice in the event we come face to face one day beyond time.

  2. Pride gets in our way a lot, I think.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Joanne! :)