Monday, 3 October 2016

{*Special} Thanksgiving Quotes & Sayings

Thanksgiving is a time, and maybe the only time for some, to be truly thankful for everything you have in life. To kick off the kind, thankful season, I wanted to share my favorite Thanks Giving Quotes to make you feel grateful (and a few to make you chuckle). As a typical human being, I am definitely guilty of not being thankful every single day, all year round. All I can say is thank goodness Thanksgiving rolls around right before the holiday season. I think it’s the reason everyone becomes so instantly cheery, at least through the end of the year.
·         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! 
·         -Henry Ward Beecher
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.
-         Konrad von Gesner
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"
-         William A. Ward
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
-         Irv Kupcinet
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.
-         Sir John Templeton
Gratitude ... goes beyond the "mine" and "thine" and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
-         Henri J. M. Nouwen
Do not get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
-         Galatians 6:9
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
-         John Fitzgerald Kennedy

·         If your family is anything like mine, you will be asked this year, just like every year, what you are thankful for. I used to pull some random idea out of thin air, like being thankful for a job I love, or for my dog. Not this year. With these quotes in my back pocket, I plan to whip the best one out when it’s my turn at the Thanksgiving table. A touching quote followed by an “I’m so thankful for everyone here at this table.” BOOM. Thanksgiving win.
·         Even if you aren’t prepping this as a go-to list on Turkey Day, these quotes are the best way to remember what Thanksgiving is all about — being thankful, and eating and/or drinking way too much with family and friends. So as we look forward to Thanksgiving, look to these quotes to really get you in the mood before you stuff your face with all that delicious turkey.
·         “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson
·         “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” — Margaret Cousins
·         “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

·         you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” — W. Clement Stone

·         “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.” — Oprah Winfrey

·         “Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck

·         “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

·         “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr

·         “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” — Henry Ward Beecher

·         “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder

·         “I like football. I find it's an exciting strategic game. It's a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” — Craig Ferguson

·         “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.” — Frank W. Clarke

·         “When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, ‘Yes, this is how I ought to feel.’” — Rabbi Harold Kushner

·         “Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, 'How long has Mom been drinking like this?' My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, 'Here, kitty, kitty.'” — David Letterman

·         “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

·         “There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” — O. Henry


·         Thanksgiving quotes: Are they essential to celebrating the holiday?
Yes, Thanksgiving quotes compel us to evaluate what we treasure most. 

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner 

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” –W. T. Purkiser 

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Cicero 

“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.” – Sir John Templeton “If I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Host of this universe, Who daily spreads a table in my sight, surely I cannot do less than acknowledge my dependence.” – G. A. Johnston Ross



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