The fields are brown and bare, the gardeners are full, as our hearts should be of thoughtful kindness to others.
Some motives have been their innocent from above, like overshot waterwheel, while others are moved by the undercurrent.
The best and most precious gifts are without price income to mortals, sometimes unsought, because before unknown.
Some lives are so good and sweet and full that they impart to all about them their goodness, as do the sunshine, fragrant flowers and melodious music.
What tenderer memory can there be than that of other and bygone thanksgivings, when, as children, we surrounded the fireplace with loved parents and friends, now departed, in the year deserted old house?
Collection: African American Newspapers
Publication: THE CHRISTIAN RECORDER
Date: November 30, 1893
Title: THANKSGIVING REFLECTIONS
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania