It is good that we have a special day set aside to give thanks for all we have.
It is even better to live everyday with an abundance of gratitude.
Just a little food for thought as we utter our words of Thanksgiving this year.
Here are some beautiful quotes to share with your loved ones at the dinner table or to simply reflect upon and fill your heart with gratefulness.
“Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home” ~ Wilbur D. Nesbit
If you are home and thankful for it, let those who make up that home know how thankful you are for them.
“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Just be present with each other this Thanksgiving and enjoy each moment as it unfolds.
“A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.” ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
You don’t have to pray for anything. Just give thanks to open the door between you and your Creator.
“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
The most beautiful way to express your gratitude is to give.
“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” ~ William Blake
The Universe opens up to those who are thankful.
“God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.” ~ Izaak Walton
Gratitude is Divine.
“Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.” ~ Boris Pasternak
Life is truly amazing. There is so much to be grateful for.
“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” ~ Dalai Lama
We are all in this together – and grateful for each other.
“The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” ~ Zig Ziglar
With gratitude our blessings multiply. Life responds in a positive manner to all thankfulness.
“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” ~ Lionel Hampton
Thankfulness is something you feel, not something you think through.
“Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.” ~ Jim Lovell
Be thankful for your income; be thankful for getting paid to be a problem solver.
“If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
It may seem odd to be thankful for pain, but at least you know you’re still alive and kickin’!
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr
Look at life from this angle and life will always be worth living. Be thankful for everything.
“I’m thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could’ve gone the other way.” ~ Rick Springfield
Look back and be thankful for everything that has turned out right.
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson
Good enough reason to start counting your blessings today and never stop.
“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” ~ H. U. Westermayer
Be thankful that you likely haven’t suffered the level of hardship of those who gave thanks for much less.
“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~ W.J. Cameron
Give thanks and then give to others to show your thanks.
“Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.” ~ Joseph Auslander
There will be no peace in the world until there is peace in the hearts of humankind. Always give thanks before you ask for anything and when you ask, pray for peace.
“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~ Doris Day
Gratitude is a positive vibration and complaint is a negative one. Be mindful of the vibe that comes from you for that is what you will attract more of.
“Thank you consists of just eight letters that form two of the most meaningful words in the English vocabulary.” ~ Deborah Norville
Say these two meaningful words all the time and your life will always be meaningful.
“We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
Thanksgiving day is the perfect day to renew a daily gratitude habit. Practice gratitude everyday and everyday will be Thanksgiving!
I give thanks to you dear reader for reading this post and visiting my blog.
May you and yours have lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving.