Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sky Watch - Thanksgiving Day




From the words of W.E.B. Du Bois:

"Give us thankful hearts...
in this the season of Thy Thanksgiving.
May we be thankful for health and strength,
for sun and rain and peace.
Let us seize the day and the opportunity
and strive for that greatness of spirit
that measures life not by its disappointments
but by its possibilities,
and let us ever remember that true gratitude
and appreciation shows itself neither
in independence nor satisfaction
but passes the gift joyfully on
in larger and better form."

Sky Watch was created by Dot, and expanded upon by Tom, who is retired. This weekly theme post is brought to you by our friends Klaus, Sandy, Fishing Guy, Ivar, Wren, and Louise. Visit the Sky Watch Friday home page anytime after 7:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Thursdays to see sky photos from around the world. You'll be glad you did.

23 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I hadn't read that DuBois quotation before. Thank you for it.

And Happy Thanksgiving.

Moannie said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Beautiful words...oh that we could all live by them, all the time.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, nice weather for a beautiful sky watch

Rose said...

Wonderful, wonderful words. Is that your sky today? Ours are sunny but not quite so blue. Happy Thanksgiving.

Dr.John said...

Great quotation for the holidauy.
Happy Thanksgiving

Hildegarde said...

Happy thanksgiving. And that's a strong blue happy sky.

Guy D said...

Love the blue sky with a little bit of cloud. Well done.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

imac said...

Blue sky, ah, reminds me of summer.

Pretty Life Online said...

Great catch for Skywatch! Happy SWF once again... Wishing you a fun weekend!

TomGu said...

Lovely picture. And, Happy Thanksgiving.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful poem - beautiful sky. Lovely post. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

babooshka said...

Lovely words fora lovely image on your special day.

Coloradolady said...

lovely shots. Perfect addition for SWF.

richies said...

Great quote, and beautiful photo. Thanks

An Arkie's Musings

angela said...

Beautiful sky, lovely quotation. Thanks for sharing both.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

...strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities....

this part of the quotation is oh so right on.
lovely clouds.
thanks for sharing with us.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a beautiful quote/poem. YOur sky photo is just full of possibilities. Beautiful!

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
~Lisa
New Mexico

Jeannelle said...

What a lovely photo and meaningful poem for this Thanksgiving time SkyWatch! Thank you, Pat! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Ruth said...

A very fitting quote and a beautiful picture.
Hope you are having a nice weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful and fitting. Thanks and God bless.

John said...

Lovely shot!

storyteller said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely poem with your Sky Watch photo! I also appreciate you dropping by my new WordPress blog and leaving a comment ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sherry said...

lovely sentiments Pat, but the picture is worth more! Leaves on the trees! Yay, I miss em already. It is blustery and cold here, with nary a leaf in sight but for a stray singlet still clinging to an oak. Sigh...is spring near?