Celebrate this Day of Thanks with these Thanksgiving Quotes

Far more than turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, at its core—Thanksgiving is really about celebrating those many things that merit our gratitude. Gathering together our family and friends to share in a day of thanks is the perfect way to honor the bright spots in our lives.

The word gratitude means grace, graciousness or gratefulness. This feeling of thankful appreciation may be for things that are tangible or intangible, but no matter what, it is meant to acknowledge the goodness in our lives. Did someone help you carry a heavy load? Did an old friend send a note of encouragement when you least expected it? Did your neighbor help out when you really needed it? There are so many moments, both big and small, when we can be grateful.

It turns out, that these kinds of positive affirmations can be good for your health too. Many studies have found a link between feeling healthier and cultivating gratitude in your life. So, while counting your blessings may seem particularly appropriate on this annual day of thanks, it doesn’t hurt to count your blessings and find ways to be thankful every day throughout your year.

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake

Thanksgiving Quote - William Blake

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward

Gratitude Quotes

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. Victor Hugo

Thanksgiving Quote

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. Henry David Thoreau

Thanksgiving Quote

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

Thanksgiving quotes

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke

Thanksgiving Quote - Henry Van Dyke

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. O. Henry

Thanksgiving Quote - O. Henry

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke

Quotes

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. Marcus Tulius Cicero

Thanksgiving Quote - Marcus Tulius Cicero

How will you show your thanks?

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