I pulled a full quotes in preparation for Thanksgiving Day festivities at my future in-law's house and wanted to share my favorites and hope you'll share yours too. Whether you're spending today with friends, family, or faraway from home, take time to give thanks and express gratitude for all that you have, big or small. If you haven't started a gratitude practice, why not start today and fill up on the abundance all around you? It's amazing what a little gratitude can do!
"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." ~W.J. Cameron
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." ~Edward Sandford Martin
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
"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
"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
~Johannes A. Gaertner
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."
"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our 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 Fitzgerald KennedyWhat are your favorite Thanksgiving Day quotes? What are you grateful for today?
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