Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need 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.
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.
As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it. And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it. What happens here is a spiraling ascent, a process of growth in ever expanding circles around a steady center.
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety.
Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.
If you count all your assets you always show a profit.
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 thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.
There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
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