While we could have written an original piece on blessings, gratitude and giving thanks, there are some times when there’s no need for creation, but rather the sharing of wise words on a cherished day.
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
There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. ~O. Henry
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~Aesop
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~William Shakespeare
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
~Henry David Thoreau
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
Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation, so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. ~Ronald Reagan
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” ~Cicero
This year, let us especially seek to rekindle in our respective hearts and minds the spirit of our first settlers who valued freedom above all else, and who found much for which to be thankful when material comforts were meager. We are, indeed, a most fortunate people. ~Richard Nixon
Forever on Thanksgiving, our love will find the pathway home. ~Wilbur Nesbit
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
Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. We should just be thankful for being together. ~Marcie from “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”
Happy Thanksgiving from BusRates.com!