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.
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.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'
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.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
The thankful heart 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.
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.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving," and the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tell us that, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
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!
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
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.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
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