“The test of thankfulness is not what you have to be thankful for, but whether anyone else has reason to be thankful that you are here.” – Author unknown

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

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W. T. Purkiser

“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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.” –Stephanie Conkle

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“For it is certain that whatever seeming calamity happens to you, if you thank and praise God for it, you turn it into a blessing.” – William Law

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the small (and yet really not so small!) gifts we receive daily. How can God entrust great things to those who will not gratefully receive the little things from God’s hand?” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

“Sometimes we feel that if everything isn’t perfect, we cannot be grateful for anything. We easily fall into all-or-nothing thinking. When we do, we miss the sunrise and the other forms of goodness that surround us.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

“O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” – William Shakespeare

“For flowers that bloom about our feet;
for tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
for song of bird, and hum of bee;
for all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” – Erma Bombeck

“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

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

“Thankfulness is not something God gives us. It is not a spiritual gift and it is not a spiritual fruit. We can receive God’s peace, joy and love, but thankfulness is something that we give to God and to others. It is a choice that we make. Let us thank Him today with songs of celebration, hearts of strong devotion and acts of admiration.” – Roy Lessin

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W. J. Cameron

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

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

“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

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

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

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“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” – Stephen Richards

“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

“Thanksgiving should be a daily action, not just an annual holiday.”  – Jacquelyn Lynn

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“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” – Henry Van Dyke

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." – Henry David Thoreau

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“Gratitude is the key to a virtuous life. Conversely, all sin boils down to ingratitude—to an abuse or neglect of God’s gifts.” – Mark E. Thibodeaux

“Thank God for all the good things you have and the bad things you don’t.” – Jacquelyn Lynn

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

“Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.” – John Clayton

“I’m grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges. I thought they were breaking me, but they were sculpting me.” – Steve Maraboli

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.” – Cicero

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” – Michael Josephson

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” – A.A. Milne

“I’m grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges. I thought they were breaking me, but they were sculpting me.” – Steve Maraboli

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.” – Cicero