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Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

November 20, 2015

UMass Football Blog: Thanksgiving 2020

I’ve always looked forward to Thanksgiving Day.  It is one of my favorite holidays of the year.   The combination of the food, the parade, football and most importantly family, makes it a special day.  It begins the countdown to Christmas and marks the start of celebrating the end of another year.  I certainly have a lot to be thankful for and feel blessed to be so fortunate.  I thought it would be nice to share a few related thoughts from others:

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.”  – John Henry Jowett

“Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths.  At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.”  – J. Robert Moskin

“Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet.  Believe in man.  Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place.  There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.” – Phillips Brooks

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

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”  Cicero

Happy Thanksgiving!