Thanksgiving, as suggested in the name of the holiday, is all about giving thanks.
It is also about being grateful for what we have and taking the time to realize it.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust.
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! my extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. 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.”
“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”
“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.”
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
“Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems. But since you have to be alive to have problems, be grateful for the opportunity to have them.”