Reflect upon your present blessings— Charles Dickens
Superior Inspirational Thanksgiving quotations
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
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.
We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us.
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.
This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of faultfinding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little
The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving," and the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tell us that, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
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.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long?
To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings.
There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
For one who has made thanksgiving the habit of his life, the morning prayer will be, 'Lord, what will you give me today to offer back to you?'
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.
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.
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.
Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven;
we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown.
He who thanks but with the lips. Thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving. Comes from the heart.
Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with;
it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy.
Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.
Lord, 'tis Thy plenty-dropping hand That soils my land, And giv'st me for my bushel sowne Twice ten for one. All this, and better, Thou dost send Me, to this end, That I should render, for my part, A thankful heart.