10 Quotes On Being Thankful (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Most of the readers are probably aware this, but in the event you are reading this blog outside North America, today is our American Thanksgiving, which is similar but on a different date than the Canadian holiday by the same name (click here to read about the Thanksgiving Holiday). This has always been my favorite holiday because it is about family, friends, and most importantly, food. And as I've gotten older I've come to view this day as a day to--without trying too sound hokey--count my blessings; a day to be thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

“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 is the memory of the heart.”
Jean Baptiste Massieu

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”"
William Arthur Ward

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
David O. McKay

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

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.”
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” The Dalai Lama


Michael Franco said…
I enjoy living life open and grateful heart but it is always nice to be reminded that others do as well.

Happy Thanksgiving, Joe!
Anonymous said…
Thanks Joe. I try to treat everyday like Thanksgiving (except for all the food!).