While turkey and pumpkin pie may steal the spotlight on Thanksgiving, don’t forget the true meaning of the day. Here’s a compilation of nine inspirational quotes on giving thanks for all of your blessings:
“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 sign of noble souls.” – Aesop
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha
“I think I learned to appreciate and treasure each day, because you don’t know how many you’re going to be given.” – Sandra Day O’Connor
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama
“Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins
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