'I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of
the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning
in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next,
as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in
the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions
justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also,
with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend
to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or
sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged,
and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds
of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine
purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.'
- Abraham Lincoln
'When you undertake to bring your life into relation with
God, you are embarking upon a serious and demanding task, a task that leaves no
leeway for self-deception or delusion. It requires the most rigorous
dedication, self-discipline and self-knowledge. Dive in with gusto – because
God is involved, you are sure to find the process boundlessly exhilarating.'
From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by
A person’s attitude
directly impacts his performance. If your child knows you believe and accept
him no matter what, his attitude is secure. He’ll have challenges in life, of
course, but he’ll win because you’ve helped him see himself as a winner.