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.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
The turkey that President Obama will pardon this Thanksgiving is from California. The turkey said, "I don't need a pardon. I need a job.'
For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
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.
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.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.
Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
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.
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.'
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
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.
Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
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.
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
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.
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