The Grateful Thread, 2019

What do Maya Angelou, Eckhart Tolle, Herbie Hancock, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Michelangelo, Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Schweitzer, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy have in common?

Great thinkers, great people, and true, none of these people have ever been in Cliff Clavin’s kitchen.

Here’s the real common thread: each one of these great people showed deep gratitude.

What follows is a collection of our favorite inspirations on gratitude from these great people over the years — a tour of ESA’s Thanksgiving Cards.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving … sincere thanks for your support of ESA’s services. If you have something for which you’re especially thankful this year, we invite you to post a comment below or on ESA’s Facebook Page.

“This is a wonderful day,
I’ve never seen this one before.”

– Maya Angelou

for the present moment and
the fullness of life now is the
true prosperity.”

– Eckhart Tolle

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings,
turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

– William Arthur Ward

“Forget about trying to compete with someone else;
create your own pathway.
Create your own new vision.”

– Herbert Jeffrey Hancock

“Do not go where the path may lead;
go instead where there is no path,
and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

“And in the end, it is not
the years in your life that count,
it’s the life in your years.”

– Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

“Give what you have.
To someone, it may be
better than you dare to think.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)

“Any intelligent fool can make things
bigger and more complex.
It takes a touch of genius, and courage,
to move in the opposite direction.”

– Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in
setting our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low and
achieving our mark.”

– Michelangelo (1475 – 1564)

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us,
much will be expected from us,
and that true homage comes from the heart
as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”

– Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919)

“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 (1875 – 1965)

“We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

“As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the
highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)

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