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Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

We should not accept in silence the benefactions of God, but return thanks for them.
-- St. Basil

True love is measured by the thermometer of suffering. Jesus, I thank You for the little daily crosses, for opposition to my endeavors, for the hardships of communal life, for the misinterpretation of my intentions, for humiliations at the hands of others, for the harsh way in which we are treated, for false suspicions, for poor health and loss of strength, ... . I do not prefer consolations over bitterness or bitterness over consolations, but
thank You, O Jesus, for everything!

-- St. Faustina, from her Diary, 343

Be eager for more frequent gatherings for thanksgiving to God and His glory. For when we meet thus, the forces of Satan are annulled, and his destructive power is cancelled in the concord of your faith.
-- St. Ignatius of Antioch

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
-- Philippians 4:6

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
-- W.T. Purkiser

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
-- Izaak Walton

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