Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
"Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like
to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around
They make others feel better about themselves."
"I wish I could leave a trail of gratefulness behind
me that you could see, glowing thanks."
No one has ever become poor by giving.
"Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.”
Always kiss the cook
An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Appreciation is like salt - a little goes a long way to bring out the best in us.
Begin and end each day with an expression of gratitude
Being together is the best gift of all.
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.
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Getting together to smile and rejoice,
Eating, and laughing with folks of your choice.
Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage -- and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see.
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Gooble 'til you wooble
Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
In everything give thanks.
It is delightfully easy to thank God for the
grace we ourselves have received, but it requires
great grace to thank God always for the grace
given to others.
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!
May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home!
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Not what we say about our blessings,
but how we use them,
is the true measure
of our thanksgiving.
Now thank we all our God, With hearts and hands and voices;
Who wondrous things hath done, In whom this world rejoices.
Who, from our mother's arms, Hath led us on our way,
With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today.
Thankfulness helps you maintain an accurate perspective on just who you are and what you deserve.
Thanksgiving Day will soon be here
It comes around but once a year
If I could only have my way,
We'd have Thanksgiving every day.
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word or action.
Thanksgiving, man! Not a good day to be my pants.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
It was dramatic to watch my grandmother decapitate a turkey with an ax the day before Thanksgiving. Nowadays the expense of hiring grandmothers for the ax work would probably qualify all turkeys so honored with gourmet status.
Coexistence... what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving.
My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
I celebrated Thanksgiving in ...
The still small voice of gratitude.
The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway
Thanksgiving comes again!
There is always something for which to be thankful.
Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.