The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!
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.
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.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
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.'
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.
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.
I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
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.
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.
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.
I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
Reflect upon your present blessings
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
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.
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
Thanks are the highest form of thought.
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