9 Famous Thanksgiving Quotes
Celebrate the Day of Thanks with these Thanksgiving Quotations
Far more than turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, at its core Thanksgiving is really about celebrating those many things that merit our gratitude and appreciation. 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.
Who, or What, Do You Appreciate?
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 large 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 is healthy and beneficial to count your blessings and find ways to be thankful every day throughout your year.
Express Your Gratitude
Below are famous, wise words to live by. Even better than reading these Thanksgiving quotations is to utter the words to yourself. Set the intention to feel these feelings of gratitude then bring these words to life.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward
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
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. Henry David Thoreau
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher
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
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. O. Henry
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. Marcus Tulius Cicero
How will you show your thanks?
Welcome your holiday guests with our Thanksgiving front door decorating ideas.