For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends... Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
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.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
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.
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.
Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, 'How long has Mom been drinking like this?' My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, 'Here, kitty, kitty.'
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
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 off'rings, and a thankful strain.
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
Thanks are the highest form of thought.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Reflect upon your present blessings
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.
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?
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.
God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.
The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
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.
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
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