Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
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.
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.
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
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.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
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.
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!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
If you count all your assets you always show a profit.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
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 the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
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.
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.
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