Thanksgiving quotes will bring up many opportunities for you to be thankful for the many blessings in your life.
Thanksgiving Day is observed in both the US and Canada. While it falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the US, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
Thanksgiving Day is also called Turkey Day, T-Day, Macy's Day and Yanksday.
The significance of the holiday is to be thankful for what one has in life.
Traditionally, Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated with a big dinner shared among family and friends. It's considered an important annual family gathering in both Canada and the US. It's usual for people to travel long distances just to be home in time for the celebration.
The star of the dinner is the large roasted turkey. And since turkey is the most common main dish during a Thanksgiving dinner, therefore Thanksgiving is also called Turkey Day.
Of course, besides feasting, let's remember to express your gratitude for the blessings in your life. When you're grateful and thankful, it opens the door for more blessings to flow into your life.
Want to connect with some Thanksgiving quotes that stir your heart? If yes, please enjoy these Thanksgiving quotes!
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
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?
-- William A. Ward
Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.
-- Jackie Windspear
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
He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
-- J.A. Shedd
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.
-- Sir John Templeton
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
-- Meister Eckhart
It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others.
-- James Smith
It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.
-- W.J. Cameron
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!
-- Author Unknown
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.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
-- W.T. Purkiser
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
-- William Jennings Bryan
Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience.
-- Sadi, The Gulistan
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
Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.
-- E.P. Powell
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
-- W.J. Cameron
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
-- Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)
Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn't learned to be content will not be thankful for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better.
-- Robert Flatt
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 Godand 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
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
-- Henry Ward Beecher
This is the finest measure of thanksgiving: a thankfulness that springs from love.
-- William C. Skeath
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
-- Thornton Wilder
You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
-- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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