Miracles take place every day in every way, yet sometimes we are too caught up in our materiality to be thankful for the gift of life, let alone to be present and thankful for the people, places, events and things that shape our world. In the presence of our nearest and dearest, at a time of year when we honor the abundance of the harvest which Mother Nature yields. Thanksgiving is at our door, so here are a few gratifying quotes to inspire thanks on this fine American holiday.
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
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
Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.
– Amy Grant
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
– W.T. Purkiser
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
– William Arthur Ward
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens
Enough’ is a feast.
– Buddhist proverb
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
– Gerald Good
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
The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.
– Charles Schwab
Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.
– Steve Maraboli
I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.
– Mike Ericksen
This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.
– Maya Angelou
Happy Thanksgiving Yogis, be thankful, show gratitude, be blessed, be loved.