Gratitude and Thanksgiving Quotes

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

I love this quotation and it is a good reminder that, although there is no better day than today to express how grateful we are, it is important to remember to extend that attitude of gratitude all year long.  

We've decided to start making regular lists of what we are grateful for to hang in the house and serve as a positive reminder of  how lucky we are. Here are a few of our top items: 

• Each Other

• Loving, supportive family & friends

• Albert & Malcolm, our furry loved ones:


• Our Home, our awesome neighbors & the beautiful city that we live in 

• Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and Bloody Marys!

• Bonfires in our new Firepit

• A great job that allows us to help other people find their homes and part of their gratitude lists!

What are you most thankful for today? If you need some inspiration, here are some Thanksgiving related quotes to get you going:

• “This Thanksgiving may your blessing be many and your worries be few. May you find reasons to give thanks when each day is anew. Happy Thanksgiving!” 


•  "Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside." — Willard Scott


•  "Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." — Robert Caspar Lintner


•  “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward 


•  “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”  - Melody Beattie


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


•  “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” — Guillaume Apollinaire


•  “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  — William Arthur Ward 


•  “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward


•  “Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude." — Deepak Chopra


•  “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life and you’ll find that you have more of it.” — Ralph Marston


•  "Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." — Native American Saying


•  “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar


•  “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”  —Charles Dickens

•  “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”  — John Wooden


•  “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust

•  “It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” — Anonymous

•  “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

•  “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa

•  "Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot." — Hansa Proverb

•  "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." — Epictetus

•  "If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." — W. Clement Stone


•  “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace."— Arianna Huffington

•  "When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." — Sam Lefkowitz

•  “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


•  “It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful." — David Steindl-Rast


•  “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see." — Mary Davis


•  “There are always flowers for those who want to see them."  — Henri Matisse

•  “I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet." — Confucius


•  “Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things." — Rhonda Byrne


•  “Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything." — Alan Cohen


•  “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." — Robert Braathe


•  “Gratitude turns what we have into enough." — Aesop



•  “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses." — Alphonse Karr


•   “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." — Melody Beattie


•  “When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere." — Emmanuel Dalgher


•  “Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors." — Richelle E. Goodrich


•  “Gratitude unlocks all that’s blocking us from really feeling truthful, really feeling authentic and vulnerable and happy." — Gabrielle Bernstein

•  “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”  - Anonymous


•  “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