Today's Mental Image:
A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE
The following is not only an eloquently written proclamation but also a great "thanks starter" to help us recall some blessings which we often do not speak. Let each word and phrase soak in. This is not a piece to skim or otherwise read quickly. May God Bless You and You Offer Our Creator and Preserver A Sacrifice Of Praise.
State of Connecticut
By His Excellency WILBUR L. CROSS, Governor:
*In observance of this custom, I appoint Thursday, the twenty-sixth of November, as a day of Public Thanksgiving for the blessings that have been our common lot and have placed our beloved State with the favored regions of earth -- for all the creature comforts: the yield of the soil that has fed us and the richer yield from labor of every kind that has sustained our lives -- and for all those things, as dear as breath to the body, that quicken man's faith in his manhood, that nourish and strengthen his spirit to do the great work still before him: for the brotherly word and act; for honor held above price; for steadfast courage and zeal in the long, long search after truth; for liberty and for justice freely granted by each to his fellow and so as freely enjoyed; and for the crowning glory and mercy of peace upon our land; -- that we may humbly take heart of these blessings as we gather once again with solemn and festive rites to keep our Harvest Home.
*Given under my hand and seal of the State at the Capitol, in Hartford, this twelfth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty six and of the independence of the United State the one hundred and sixty-first.
Wilbur L. Cross