Favorite Quotes on Being Thankful
A few years ago, when stores displayed Christmas trees the day after Halloween, I wrote a “thank you” Facebook post every day in November. I wanted to keep the spirit of Thanksgiving alive and present in its month. As I focused each day on what I appreciated, I noticed small miracles—unexpected gifts, fewer worries, more harmonious relationships. I decided to make a tradition of expressing thankfulness each day in November.
Following are some of my favorite quotes for the Thanksgiving season:
“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 Winfre
“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” Suze Orman
“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” Dalai Lama
“Feeling gratitude isn’t born in us – it’s something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children.” Dr. Joyce Brothers
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson
“I’m thankful for the ability to share my faith in a lot of different places. It’s something that I take as a responsibility and an obligation to handle as best as I can.” Tim Tebow
“Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.” Margaret Mead
Humor at Thanksgiving
Appreciation lightens the heart, and laughter makes it glow. Following are my favorite thankful quotes on the lighter side of life:
“Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.” Will Rogers
“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” Woody Allen
Jean Neff Guthrie is the author of Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen, which hit Amazon #1 Best Seller in February, 2016. Visit www.JeanNeffGuthrie.com for novel highlights and purchase. Click here for VIP Access to Aria, which includes two free chapters, character map, promotions, news, fun facts, and more.