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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Gift of Thanks

Again I am referring to The End of Your Life Book Club.  Yes, I am still reading it.  (See last week's Teaser Tuesday)  This is a book I am savouring.  There are so many quotes one could take from it that are uplifting and make you want to take a moment to think about your own life.  If it were the end of your life, what would you be doing?  Will's mother is an incredible woman in whom I find an example of charity, love, and gratitude.  I am enjoying learning from her through the words of her son Will.  

With Thanksgiving just passed here in Canada and coming soon in the United States, we have much to be thankful for.  Freedom, health care, education, our very lives, to name a few.  

On page 211, Will shares with his readers his take on gratitude.

"What I suddenly understood was that a thank-you note isn't the price you pay for receiving a gift, as so many children think it is, a kind of minimum tribute or toll, but an opportunity to count your blessings.  And gratitude isn't what you give in exchange for something:  it's what you feel when you are blessed -- blessed to have family and friends who care about you, and who want to see you happy.  Hence the joy from thanking."

On Sunday, November 11,  we honoured our veterans and those currently serving in the military with Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country.  How can we not be thankful for their sacrifice on our behalf, on our country's behalf?  To don a poppy, listen to a recital of In Flanders Fields, attend a ceremony; it's not too much to show our gratitude.  To them we pay a tribute, lest we forget the lives they gave for us and generations to come. 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.


  1. I agree with that teaser, wholeheartedly.

  2. Nice choice. Thanks for visiting.

  3. THANKS for the teaser.

    My teaser is from Play Him Again by Jeffrey Stone.

    Giveaway too for THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF.

    Have a great TEASER TUESDAY...mine is below.

    Silver's Reviews

  4. Freda, it's a good one for sure!

  5. J C Jones, so glad you stopped by! Come again soon!

  6. Elizabeth, thanks for visiting! I paid you a visit too!

  7. That brings back memories of when my kids were young and helping them write thank you notes.

    I think it is an art that is slowly being forgotten. With e-mail I even find myself guilty of dashing off a quick thank you to friends and family, instead of sending the thank you note in the mail.


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