450+ Thanksgiving Quotes And Saying

Thanksgiving Quotes : Thanksgiving nears, you’re probably looking forward to gorging yourself on delicious food, spending quality family time catching up with your cousins who live far away, planning (or enjoying) some nice and getting a good, old-fashioned, tryptophan-induced night’s sleep.

Thanksgiving “Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.

Thanksgiving Quotes

Many people believe the busiest shopping day of the year is the Friday after Thanksgiving. Actually, the Friday and Saturday before Christmas are the two busiest shopping days of the year.”

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

I’m thankful for every moment.

If no one shopped on Thanksgiving Day, the stores wouldn’t open. End of story. I say we all take the pledge and stay home. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for what you have, not to save a few dollars to get more.

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

On the morning of Thanksgiving, I would wake up to the home smelling of all good things, wafting upstairs to my room. I would set the table with the fancy silverware and china and hope that my parents and grandmother wouldn’t have the annual Thanksgiving fight about Richard Nixon.

Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.

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Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us. We express appreciation freely. We contemplate the richness of our life. In life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn. Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.

I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

“What if we started counting our blessings rather than counting the days?”

“Life is a celebration. Consider everything that makes you happy as a gift from God and say, ‘Thank you.”

“Thanksgiving is a spiritual exercise, necessary to the building of a healthy soul. It takes us out of the stuffiness of ourselves into the fresh breeze and sunlight of the will of God.”― Elisabeth Elliot

“Greed are the handcuffs and gratitude is the key. Sadly, sometimes we prefer wearing the cuffs to finding the keys.”

“Oh that we might have the wisdom to stop, lean down and pick up the scattering of things that we’ve so thoughtlessly discarded along the way. For if we were to do so, we would suddenly find ourselves holding the very treasures that we’d been looking for all along.”

“The longer I’ve walked with God the more I’ve realized that being thankful is vigorously celebrating what’s right in the world while anticipating that what’s wrong with it will soon follow suit.”

“Thankfulness always sees everything as a gift even though it might be wrapped in some rather unsavory wrapping paper, for the wrapping need not dictate the contents.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

“And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.” ~ Ann Voskamp

“He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.”
~ J.A. Shedd

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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“It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.” ~ W.J. Cameron

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~ Johannes A. Gaertner

“God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.” ~ Izaak Walton

“Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.” ~ Robert Casper Lintner

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~ Frederick Keonig

“You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” –William Faulkner

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” ~ Massieu

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“If you never learned the lesson of thankfulness, begin now. Sum up your mercies; see what provision God has made for your happiness, what opportunities for your usefulness, and what advantages for your success.” ~ Ida S. Taylor

“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” – Kak Sri

“Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.” – Marelisa Fábrega

“In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and all I have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.” ~ Henri Nouwen

“Clearly, one of the major obstacles to our experience of gratitude is the habit we have of sleepwalking through life. The truth is that we are never lacking for blessings in our lives, but we are often lacking in awareness and recognition of them.” ~ Rev. Diane Berke, Ph.D

“In the moments we are awake to the wonder of simply being alive, gratitude flows, no matter our circumstances.” ~ M.J. Ryan

“Each day, each season, each cycle offers something of beauty. Let us notice and give thanks.” – Diane Mariechild

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“The focus of Thanksgiving should be a reflection of how our lives have been made so much more comfortable by the sacrifices of those who have come before us.” ~ Emmons

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”~ G.K. Chesterton

“I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way!” ~ Louise L. Hay

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” ~ Ralph Marston

“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” ~ Author Unknown

“Get down on your knees and thank God you’re still on your feet.” ~ Unknown

“[The most fortunate are those who] have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” – Abraham Maslow

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus

“No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God.”

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.

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It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jello with whipped cream on it. And it’s delicious.

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.

Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.

“In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!”

“America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving.”

“One moment of prayer, of weak worship, confused contrition, tepid thanksgiving, or pitiful petition will bring us closer to God than all the books of theology in the world.”

“Giving thanks fills you with light and joy so you can shine like the bright star you truly are.”

“Every star in the universe represents the soul of a soldier who gave his life for the life you live today.”

Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.

Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit.

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday – it’s a day that’s American to the core and it’s a day that’s all about what and how we eat.

“Unanimous hatred is the greatest medicine for a human community.”

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“I see the glass half full and thank God for what I have.” ~ Ana Monnar

“Gratitude and love are always multiplied when you give freely. It is an infinite source of contentment and prosperous energy.” ~ Jim Fargiano

Inspirational and Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. —George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. —Unknown

“It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.” —Unknown

“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” —Oscar Wilde

“Thanksgiving, man! Not a good day to be my pants.” —Kevin James

“Coexistence: What the farmer does with the turkey—until Thanksgiving.” – Mike Connolly

“If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.” – Ina Garten

“My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jello with whipped cream on it. And it’s delicious.” —Bobby Moynihan

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence.” – Erma Bombeck

“I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.” – Robert Brault

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis

“I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” – Charlie Brown

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” —Erma Bombeck

“It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.” – Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

“We may not have it all together, but together, we have it all.” – Anonymous

“The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so.” – Nora Ephron

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“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” —Erma Bombeck

“I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” – Craig Ferguson

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” —Irv Kupcine

“Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries of life” – Lindsey Bareham

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” —Henry David Thoreau

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” —Native American Saying

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Pausch

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“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” —Neal A. Maxwell

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” – Melody Beattie

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” —Willie Nelson

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” —Charlie Brown

“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” —Willard Scott

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” —Meister Eckhart

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” —William Faulkner

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” —Ernest Hemingway

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” —Hansa Proverb

“Pie makes everybody happy.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

“Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.” —Wilbur D. Nesbit

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” —W. Clement Stone

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

Famous Thanksgiving Quotes

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” —Gerald Good

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou

“Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.”

“God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone else. God loves it, too. An amazing thing happens when we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy.” ~ William Law

“Begin with thanking Him for some little thing, and then go on, day by day, adding to your subjects of praise; thus you will find their numbers grow wonderfully; and, in the same proportion, will your subjects of murmuring and complaining diminish, until you see in everything some cause for thanksgiving. If you cannot begin with anything positive, begin with something negative. If your whole lot seems only filled with causes for discontent, at any rate there is some trial that has not been appointed you; and you may thank God for its being withheld from you. It is certain that the more you try to praise, the more you will see how your path and your lying down are beset with mercies, and that the God of love is ever watching to do you good.” ~ Priscilla Maurice

“Cultivate a thankful spirit! It will be to thee a perpetual feast. There is, or ought to be, with us no such thing as small mercies; all are great, because the least are undeserved. Indeed a really thankful heart will extract motive for gratitude from everything, making the most even of scanty blessings.” [John Ross Macduff, The Words and Mind of Jesus, p.25].

“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.”― Jon Stewart

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”― Oscar Wilde

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”― W. T. Purkiser

“Eucharisteo—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.”― Ann Voskamp

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“One of the greatest evils is the foolishness of a good man. For the giving man to withhold helping someone in order to first assure personal fortification is not selfish, but to elude needless self-destruction; martyrdom is only practical when the thought is to die, else a good man faces the consequence of digging a hole from which he cannot escape, and truly helps no one in the long run.”― Mike Norton

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.”― Craig Ferguson

“Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.”― Ann Voskamp

“Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrim-created obstacle in the way of Christmas; a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour.”― Augusten Burroughs

“Is the height of my chara joy dependent on the depths of my eucharisteo thanks?”― Ann Voskamp

“I always think it’s funny when Indians celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during the first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians.
So I’m never quite sure why we eat turkey like everybody else.”― Sherman Alexie

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared two Thanksgivings. One was held in August. The second, held in November, was to give thanks for the nation’s blessings. This fall celebration caught on and has been a tradition ever since.”

“Express gratitude for the greatness of small things.”

“They [in the northern country] had, as well, invented a holiday called Thanksgiving, which Ruby had only recently got news of, but from what she gathered its features to be, she found it to contain the mark of a tainted culture. To be thankful on just the one day.”

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“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”

“Here in Britain, of course, it’s Thank Fuck We Got Those Weird Jesus Bastards On The Boat Day”

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”

“A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favour” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favours”. Learn to say “thank you” and why not?”

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.”

“A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher.”

“The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook, chop, braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.”

“There is no Thanksgiving back in the old country where I come from. You know why? Because being thankful is a sin.”

“Superficial social niceties are far different from the deep emotion of thanksgiving.”

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Quotes on thanksgiving and gratitude

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.

“If there is no element of asceticism in our lives, if we give free rein to the desires of the flesh (taking care of course to keep within the limits of what seems permissible to the world), we shall find it hard to train for the service of Christ. When the flesh is satisfied it is hard to pray with cheerfulness or to devote oneself to a life of service which calls for much self-renunciation.”― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.— President George W. Bush

Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.— Margaret Cousins

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.— Konrad von Gesner

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!— Debby Ryan

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” ~ George Canning

“A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

“Gratitude is heaven itself.” ~ William Blake

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

Greed grabs, Gratitude receives.

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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Homemade stuffing is my favorite thing about Thanksgiving. I wish people served it more than just once a year.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.

I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

“Giving thanks all year round, all the time, often give you more to be thankful for. – STRONG: Powerful Philosophy for Timeless Thoughts by Kailin Gow.”

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“An attitude of thankfulness keeps me centered when every attitude other than thankfulness promises me a center that it can’t find.”

“Being thankful for something instantly grants that thing a depth it would not have had were I not thankful for it. And while I can certainly live without having had that kind of depth, in turn I will have died without ever having had any kind of life.”

“Let thy first thought in a mercy new morning, be thanksgiving”

“Being thankful reminds us that if it’s broken it’s an opportunity.”

“By far, the most precious gifts are those that I have, for without those I will never be able to obtain those that I don’t.”

“I’m thankful for my sanity or whatever’s left of it.”

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell

“Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life.” – Danielle Duckery

“God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.” – Edwin Percy Whipple

“Thanksgiving: giving Him thanks for what He has done and how He has revealed Himself to you.” – Tony Watson

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” – O. Henry

“At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I’m grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.” – Christie Brinkley

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” – Irv Kupcinet

“Often I’ll speak my thanksgiving aloud. Hearing the long list of good gifts God has given me is usually just what I need to restore my joy.” – Lori Hatcher

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

“Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.” – Lawrence Welk

“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

“We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” – Harry Ironside

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“Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.” – Kurt Busch

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” – Frank A. Clark

“I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.” – Charles Spurgeon

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

“I’m thankful for every moment.” – Al Green

“Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.” – Konrad von Gesner

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone

“I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” – Victor Hugo

“The simple act of practicing gratitude, consistently, is your invitation to a new life. Accepting the invitation is now up to you.” — Josie Robinson

“Gratitude is one of the most powerful human emotions. Once expressed, it changes attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective.” — Germany Kent

“To become a better you, remember to be grateful to people who have contributed to making you who you are today.” — Israelmore Ayivor

“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others.” — Etty Hillesum

“No matter what the situation is…close your eyes and think of all the things in your life you could be grateful for right now.” — Deepak Chopra

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” — Gertrude Stein

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” — John Wooden

“Gratitude is a feedback loop that will show you where you are thriving.” — Danielle LaPorte

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day—or to celebrate each special day.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

Day after thanksgiving quotes

“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.” — Ann Voskamp

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” — Betty Smith

“I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.” — Roger Federer

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” — Todd Stocker

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” — Eric Hoffer

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer

“Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” – Franz Grillparzer

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I’m not a big turkey fan, but my husband loves it. Thanksgiving is his favorite meal.” – Ruth Reichl

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” – Henry Van Dyke

“Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!” – Debby Ryan

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

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“My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.” – Katharine McPhee

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” – Amy Grant

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite American traditions. I quickly picked it up when I moved to the U.S. from Sweden.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” – Willard Scott

“Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.” – John Clayton

“That’s one of the great things about Thanksgiving: Football’s on!” – Michael Strahan

“Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.” – John Clayton

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.” – Warren W. Wiersbe

“When I force myself to utter the awkward phrase, ‘I am grateful,’ I actually start to feel a bit more grateful…It’s basic cognitive behavioral therapy: Behave in a certain way, and your mind will eventually catch up with your actions.” — A.J. Jacobs

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel the roughness of a carpet under smooth soles, a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.” — Doris Lessing

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” — Shannon L. Alder

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

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“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” — Eckhart Tolle

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted—a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” — Oscar Wilde

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” — Walter Anderson

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward

“I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds.” — Stephen King

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” — Maya Angelou

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.” — Lawrence Welk

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“Too often, we forget to thank the people who are closest to us. They are easy to take for granted, and we can expend all our patience and niceties on strangers and have only leftovers to give our family.” — Kent Brantly

“Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday – it’s a day that’s American to the core and it’s a day that’s all about what and how we eat.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“There was a time, in the not so distant past, that if you didn’t have what you needed on Thanksgiving, you were pretty much going to have to wait until Friday. Not anymore!” – Monica Johnson

“I think Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to break open a buttery, oaky Chardonnay from California.” – Gavin Newsom

“I’ve always had fond memories of cooking Thanksgiving.” – Wylie Dufresne

“If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.” – Ina Garten

“Homemade stuffing is my favorite thing about Thanksgiving. I wish people served it more than just once a year.” – Troy Gentile

“Thanks will be a worthless word until a person tells it from the heart. When a person thanks someone with full heart then the word will be big and worthy word and will have full meaning to the person. Or else it will remain small and valueless word if a person says it just for saying.”

“The things and people you have in life and may have taken for granted are exactly what someone is praying for.”

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” — Robert Caspar Lintner

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” — Neal A. Maxwell

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

God makes us rich in every way so we can be generous on every occasion, which will result in thanksgiving to God. In other words, God doesn’t bless us to provide for our own needs; he blesses us so we can be generous. – Rick Warren

Many families begin the Thanksgiving meal by allowing each person at the table to list the reasons they are thankful. Every guest, young and old, takes a moment to give thanks. – Lou Pappas

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning. – Albert Barnes

Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life. – Stephanie Conkle

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. – W. J. Cameron

Thanksgiving offers us an annual pause from the pace of life return to places we do not often visit and gather with people we do not often see. – Jay Milbrandt

Now, every day when I wake up I am grateful. I have to be. And I have to count the things that are abundant in my life. Literally, count them. – James Altucher,

A few years ago, I decided to try to live this giving thanks as I believe Jesus did each day, regardless of His circumstances. And what I found was that in giving thanks for each moment and savoring it as bread from His hand, I’d find sustenance and the grace of God Himself in it. – Ann Voskamp

There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way. – Jim Rohn

Thanksgiving; giving Him thanks for what He has done and how He has revealed Himself to you. – Tony Watson

Wherever you are in life, wherever you are right at this moment you have much to be thankful. – Sarah Butland

Before you sleep, ruminate on things that you can give thanks for, and end your day on a positive note in order to sleep happy and wake up happy. – Ryan Help

This week, try turning a worried thought into one of gratitude by whispering prayers of thanksgiving each time an anxious thought comes into your mind. – Sarah Young

As a die-hard foodie, my ultimate holiday is of course Thanksgiving. I wait for this day for 364 days, and the moment it’s over I begin running ideas through the back of my head for the next one. – Jan Charles

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.― Oscar Wilde

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I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. – Jon Stewart

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not a coincidence. – Erma Bombeck

Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace. – Todd Stocker

I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving. – Craig Ferguson

Twas the night before Thanksgiving. All the food’s in the oven. And I’m in the bedroom performin’ self-lovin’. – Craig Ferguson

A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favor” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favors”. Learn to say “thank you” and why not? – Israelmore Ayivor

Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ. – Ann Voskam

The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reasons for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long. – Warren W. Wiersbe

A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher. – Israelmore Ayivor

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“I am one of the happiest gals you know because I choose it every single day. I choose to practice gratitude; I choose to surround myself with things and people who support positivity.” — Rachel Hollis

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” — Alice Walker

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — Henry Van Dyke

“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.” — Amelia Earhart

“Live a life full of humility, gratitude, intellectual curiosity, and never stop learning.” — GZA

“Happiness already exists in your life. All you need to do is tune into it. And you can start doing that right now.” — Anthon St. Maarten

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we’d all be much happier.” — John Wooden

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” — William Wordsworth

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” — Dalai Lama

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” — Maya Angelou

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” — Robert Quillen

“Everything changed when I switched from saying ‘I have to do this’ to ‘I GET to do this.’” — Charlotte Eriksson

“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” — Roy T. Bennett

I always think it’s funny when Indians celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during the first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians. So I’m never quite sure why we eat turkey like everybody else. – Sherman Alexie

There is no Thanksgiving back in the old country where I come from. You know why? Because being thankful is a sin. – Craig Ferguson

Superficial social niceties are far different from the deep emotion of thanksgiving. – Alexandra Katehakis

One moment of prayer, of weak worship, confused contrition, tepid thanksgiving, or pitiful petition will bring us closer to God than all the books of theology in the world. – Peter Kreeft

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving Quotes for Friends

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy. – Bob Schieffer

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are. – Joyce Giraud

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie. – Douglas Conant

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. – Henry Ward Beecher

Let’s talk about the holidays, more specifically, consumption during the holidays. If it’s true that ‘We are what we eat,’ most of us would be unrecognizable during the period that ranges from the night before Thanksgiving through that day in early January when everyone decides to return to the gym. – Rachel Nichols

I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will. – Charles Spurgeon

I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

What a marvelous resource soup is for the thrifty cook – it solves the ham-bone and lamb-bone problems, the everlasting Thanksgiving turkey, the extra vegetables. – Julia Child

I’ve been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It’s very important to give back as a youth. It’s as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant. – Queen Latifah

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” —Amy Gran

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. – Jim Davis

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another. – John Clayton

Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It’s called Four Blind Mice and it’s a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military. – James Patterson

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An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. – Irv Kupcinet

From too much love of living, from hope and fear set free, we thank with brief thanksgiving whatever gods may be that no life lives forever; that dead man rises up never; that even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!

I’d love to give my girls a traditional Thanksgiving with turkey and all that jazz, but we’ve raised them to love Tuscan food so much that they don’t care for it. My favorite is a nice polenta with beef stew and broccoli rabe on the side. – Debi Mazar

My restaurants are never opened on Thanksgiving; I want my staff to spend time with their family if they can. My feeling is, if I can’t figure out how to make money the rest of the year so that my workers can enjoy the holidays, then I don’t deserve to be an owner. Michael Symon

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received. – Storm Jameson

What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying the food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from. – Daniel Humm

My parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it. – Meghan Markle

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

After church on Sunday after Thanksgiving, my family would go chop down our Christmas tree. Once it was home and placed in its stand, Mom and I would painstakingly decorate our tree. It took hours to place the tinsel, string the lights, find the perfect spot for my favorite macaroni and felt ornaments from kindergarten. – Molly O’Keefe

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. – Frank A. Clark

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor. – Phyllis Diller

When people come to my act any time after Thanksgiving, I usually say, You shouldn’t be here. You should be shopping. Our economy depends on you! You should be out there buying stuff. – Lewis Black

Thanksgiving Quotes That Will Make You Feel Blessed

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Happiness is a quality of the soul…not a function of one’s material circumstances.” — Aristotle

“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” — Brian Tracy

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” — Germany Kent

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take thing for granted or take them with gratitude.” — G.K. Chesterton

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” — Dalai Lama

“Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” — John Ortberg

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” — Henry Clay

“I have learned over a period of time to be almost unconsciously grateful — as a child is — for a sunny day, blue water, flowers in a vase, a tree turning red. I have learned to be glad at dawn and when the sky is dark. Only children and a few spiritually evolved people are born to feel gratitude as naturally as they breathe, without even thinking.” — Faith Baldwin

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault

“Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.” — Dennis Prager

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” — Maya Angelou

“Being in the habit of saying ‘Thank you,’ of making sure that people receive attention so they know you value them, of not presuming that people will always be there—this is a good habit, regardless…make sure to give virtual and actual high-fives to those who rock and rock hard.” — Sarah Wendell

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

“Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.” — Dan Buettner

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Superficial social niceties are far different from the deep emotion of thanksgiving.” — Alexandra Katehakis

“They do not love, that do not show their love.” — William Shakespeare

“The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” — Hannah Whitall Smith

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

“Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Embrace every new day with gratitude, hope and love.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” — Ralph Marston.

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” — W. Clement Stone

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” — William Blake

“When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, ‘Yes, this is how I ought to feel.’” — Rabbi Harold Kushner

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” — Epicurus

“The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” — Seneca

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus

“Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” — Steve Maraboli

“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” — Kahlil Gibran

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” — Voltaire

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes for Family

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” — Brené Brown

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha

Thanksgiving creates abundance.” — Ann Voskamp

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks. I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.” — Irving Berlin

“I only own something because someone somewhere sacrificed in order to create the situation where I have the opportunity to own it. And therefore, the more I own the more I owe.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Every time we decide to be grateful it will be easier to see new things to be grateful for. Gratitude begets gratitude, just as love begets love.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” — A.A. Milne

“Summoning gratitude is a sure way to get our life back on track. Opening our eyes to affirm gratitude grows the garden of our inner abundance, just as standing close to a fire eventually warms our heart.” — Alexandra Katehakis

“If you think of all the people you know, you will not be able to name one who is ungrateful and happy. The two are mutually exclusive.” — Dennis Prager

Black Friday is not another bad hair day on Wall Street. It’s the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season. – Evan Davis

In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us. – Brene Brown

The men and women in the Armed Forces, that’s what I always think about and what I teach my kids about. We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and there are people that are not with their families. – Guy Fieri

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. – O. Henry

I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that. – Howie Mandel

I loved my mom so much because she had to work on a penny just to put food on the table. During the Depression in the United States, everybody had a tough time. And I was so hurt because she was crying that she didn’t have any food for us for Thanksgiving. – Tony Bennett

If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. – Tony Snow

Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ. – John Clayton

I’m vegetarian, but I love Thanksgiving dinner: faux turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. – Leigh Lezark

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. – Konrad von Gesner

I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It’s the only holiday I insist on making myself. – Ina Garten

Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. – Richard Roeper

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing. – Kurt Busch

Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside. – Willard Scott

Something I didn’t even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs. – Jesse Tyler Ferguson

“He who thanks but with the lips, thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving, comes from the heart.” — J.A. Shedd

“There are bound to be problems and life is not perfect but we can be grateful for all the pieces of life that are happy and harmonious. The other pieces will have their own way of falling into place.” — Donna Goddard

“When you drink from the stream remember the spring.” — Chinese proverb

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” — Oscar Wilde

“Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.” — Joshua Kai

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” — Brené Brown

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop

“I try to start every day and end every day by taking a moment to be grateful.” — Olivia Wilde

“‘Enough’ is a feast.” — Buddhist proverb

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” — Charles Spurgeon

“No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful.” — David Jeremiah

“Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world. Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

“It is one thing to be grateful. It’s another to give thanks. Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do.” — Tim Keller

“I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.” — Tim Tebow

Thanksgiving Quotes About Being Thankful

“Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…It’s something we make inside ourselves.” — Corrie Ten Boom

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Embrace life’s lessons with gratitude and appreciation and then move forward with an open heart and mind.” — Ron Baratono

“Grateful for each hand we hold, gathered round this table.” — Mary Chapin Carpenter

“The celebration of a life is recognizing all that we were blessed with, and feeling so very grateful.” — Ajahn Brahm

“It is through this practise of gratitude that I discovered something quite profound: shyness doesn’t survive when your cup is overflowing with gratitude. It doesn’t matter if you’re grateful for things that have happened or things that have yet to come to fruition, gratitude grows Quiet Confidence.” — Joel Annesley

“Gratitude tends to attract the things for which we are grateful in advance.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Stop counting your losses and start counting your blessings. Only then will you discover the losses are always easier to point out and count than blessings. And that your blessings will always outnumber your losses, for they are truly immeasurable.” — Suzy Kassem

“Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings, not someone else’s. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” — Steve Maraboli

“Every single time I gave gratitude, even for the littlest thing, I felt I touched a presence greater than myself.” — Josie Robinson

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” — C.S. Lewis

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.” — Alexandre Dumas

“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.” — Thomas Goodwin

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

“Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!” — Jeff Dixon

“Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” — Mother Teresa

“Count your blessings. Focus on what you’ve got. Spread the positive vibes.” — Jyoti Patel

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” — Helen Keller

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” — Willie Nelson

Thanksgiving Wishes

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” — William James

Thanksgiving Quotes
Thanksgiving Quotes

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” — Winston Churchill

“If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton

“Appreciation can make a day—even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” — Margaret Cousins

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” — Sharon Salzberg

“I’m thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what’s important.” — America Ferrera

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” — W.T. Purkiser

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” — Jack Kornfield

“So for tonight we pray for what we know can be. And on this day we hope for what we still can’t see. It’s up to us to be the change. And even though we all can still do more, there’s so much to be thankful for.” — Josh Groban

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” — Amit Ray

“I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual…
how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it
for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” — Willard Scott

“Nature happens, but sometimes, if you’re not told just how special it is, you take it for granted. The same can be true with people.” — Julieanne O’Connor

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton

It is when we stop thinking about what we don’t have or what we lack, and become grateful for who we are, that we can gain access to true unlimited inspiration. – Frank Arrigazzi

Thanksgiving is a special day. A day we share the joy. We come before a lavish meal. One we quite enjoy. – Julie Hebert

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and represents food, family and moments of sharing and professing gratitude. – Sarah Moore

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. – Jeff Miller

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday. – John Clayton

Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life. – Danielle Duckery

When did you last thank God for someone important in your life, such as your husband, children, family, or friends? – Renee Swope

Thanksgiving Day is a perfect day to share the love and companionship of family and friends at the Thanksgiving table. – Cheryl Leonard,

If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes. – Catherine Pulsifer

Our view of God always comes first, and this is the primary conflict between the secular scientific community and the Christian community. I am not anti-science; I love discovering the greatness of God by learning about the things He has made. And I thankfully give Him the credit for the beauty and design that surrounds me. – Michael Garland

The blessings of harvest time can be found at Thanksgiving. – Theodore W. Higginsworth

If you want a challenge, just try to get through an entire day without uttering one word of complaint. Develop an attitude of thanksgiving in every situation. – Joyce Meyer

We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day. – Catherine Pulsifer

Practicing gratitude is a very powerful tool to shift your attention on the things you don’t have to the things you do have and this alone will make you feel better. – Noelia Aanulds

Thanksgiving Day is the day that your kitchen is going to turn into the most wonderful beautiful place in the world. – Polly Ann Lewis

Our rural ancestors, with little blest. Patient of labor when the end was rest. Indulged the day that housed their annual grain. With feasts, and offerings, and a thankful strain. – Alexander Pope

God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings. – Edwin Percy Whipple

“If you attain fame and fortune, and do not attain gratitude along with it, the chances are that you will not enjoy that fame or that fortune.” — Napoleon Hill

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