An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
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.
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.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
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.
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.
We're having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we're having a swan. You get more stuffing
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Reflect upon your present blessings
Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. 'Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?' 'But we do that every day!' 'Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?'
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.
Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
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.
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.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
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