Thanks are the highest form of thought.— Gilbert K. Chesterton
Almighty Thanksgiving Thoughts quotations
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
So once in every year we throng Upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart.
We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
When depression or suicidal thoughts weigh heavily, the hardest thing to do is to fight. My battle weapons are the Word of God, meditation, confession, community, and worship. But each evening I take my medication with a prayer of thanksgiving that God has provided this kind of help for those of us who need it.
Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.
God is glorified, not by our groans, but our thanksgivings;
and all good thought and good action claim a natural alliance with good cheer.
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.
My wife convinced me to try doing the restorations digitally.
I thought I could learn the photo editing software over the Thanksgiving weekend. It took me until May of the next year before I sold anything I did with it.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Lord, for the erring thought Not unto evil wrought: Lord, for the wicked will Betrayed, and baffled still: For the heart from itself kept, Our thanksgiving accept. For ignorant hopes that were Broken to our blind prayer: For pain, death, sorrow, sent Unto our chastisement: For all loss of seeming good, Quicken our gratitude.
When I was a kid in Indiana, we thought it would be fun to get a turkey a year ahead of time and feed it and so on for the following Thanksgiving. But by the time Thanksgiving came around, we sort of thought of the turkey as a pet, so we ate the dog. Only kidding. It was the cat!
Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving.
How amazing is it to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go in your head.
I was recently interviewed for radio in relation to the "Thanksgiving" show  at the Saatchi gallery that I was part of. The interviewer said that people in London were very disturbed that I showed a picture of myself battered ("Nan One Month after Being Battered", 1984) and they thought that I set it up. I was accused of deliberately putting on a wig for that particular picture.
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.
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 Jell-O with whipped cream on it. And it's delicious.
One small positive thought in the morning can change you whole day.
When we exist without thought or thanksgiving we are not men, but beasts.
Praise lies upon a higher plane than thanksgiving.
When I give thanks, my thoughts still circle about myself to some extent. But in praise my soul ascends to self-forgetting adoration.
Authentic gratitude is a way of life.
When you wake up in the morning let your first thought be one of thanksgiving that you have another day to walk in the love of God. As you go through your day, see the Giver behind all of the gifts freely being given to you.
Empty Minds Make The Most Noise!
Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. 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 have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you, God.