This Thanksgiving holiday Rev. Gary focuses on the power of gratitude. How can seeing the blessings in our lives, acknowledging them, and feeling grateful for them completely transform our experience of living? Three congregants share their experiences of gratitude as part of this powerful Sunday message.

In this lesson …

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
-Willie Nelson

“There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
-Albert Einstein

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
-Albert Schweitzer

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation,
you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude,
a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
-Rabbi Harold Kushner


“At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life.
I dove into an endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged.”
-Patch Adams, MD

“After placing our unshakable faith in the fact that God will answer our needs,
we should then give thanks.
Our gratitude shows our faith and our trust in God.”
-Richard & Mary-Alice Jafolla

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
-Oprah Winfrey


With an attitude of gratitude, I attract greater good into my life.

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