Thanksgiving Thoughts

With Thanksgiving a few days away let’s take a look at some thoughts from men and women about being thankful.

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”  Meister Eckhart

“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 Kennedy

“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

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

“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

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” Frank A. Clark

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” W. Clement Stone

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”  Henry Ward Beecher

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”  Alfred North Whitehead

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

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”  Aesop

“For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful.  And more truly for what I have not received.” Storm Jameson

I am thankful for so many things!   What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thanksgiving Thoughts

  1. In these days when things have been so emotionally tough around our family, I nearly always pray like this: “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart… And truly, it does get a person through! Thanks for this great page of quotes!

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