From this moment I began to conclude in my mind that it was possible for me to be more happy in this forsaken, solitary condition than it was probable I should ever have been in any other particular state in the world; and with this thought I was going to give thanks
to God for bringing me to this place.
At the date when she was officially enjoined to give thanks for the blessings of the year it was her habit to take a mournful though not embittered stock of her world, and wonder what there was to be thankful for.
"It was odd, though, to preach about it on Thanksgiving," Miss Jackson opined; and her hostess drily rejoined: "Oh, he means us to give thanks for what's left."
An aged, partriarchal negro, who had grown gray and blind on the estate, now rose, and, lifting his trembling hand said, "Let us give thanks
unto the Lord!" As all kneeled by one consent, a more touching and hearty Te Deum never ascended to heaven, though borne on the peal of organ, bell and cannon, than came from that honest old heart.
On reading the letter my voice failed me, and still more when I heard my father say, 'Two days hence thou wilt depart, Cardenio, in accordance with the duke's wish, and give thanks
to God who is opening a road to thee by which thou mayest attain what I know thou dost deserve; and to these words he added others of fatherly counsel.
Many times she caught the glitter of the chariot and ran into the Highway to give thanks
to the Fairy Godmother; but she was never fleet enough to reach the spot.
More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage, stop to pray before cutting his throat; more than once I had seen a noble, after ambushing and despatching his enemy, retire to the nearest wayside shrine and humbly give thanks
, without even waiting to rob the body.
As it was I could but follow the yellow warriors, with bowed head, and give thanks
for the chance that had given Thuvan Dihn and me such easy ingress to the capital of Salensus Oll.
"It is a fatted calf from the pastures of Bashan," said the Pharisee, "the heathen have dealt wonderfully with us let us raise up our voices in a psalm --let us give thanks
on the shawm and on the psaltery-on the harp and on the huggab-on the cythern and on the sackbut!"
And the cats on the route saw reason to give thanks
that prehensile claws had been given them.
The current Bishop of Motherwell Joseph Toal told of his sadness, saying: "We acknowledge and give thanks
to God for his faithful and very full ministry as a bishop and priest."
THERE are times when I pray for many things, joy and peace and healing but very often I forgot to give thanks
! A man lay in a hospital bed worried about whether he would live or die.