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.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
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.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.
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.
Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing.
My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. 'Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?' 'But we do that every day!' 'Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?'
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
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.
Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.
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