by Team Henné <3 / Nov 24, 2021

83 THANKSGIVING QUOTES THAT BRING GRATITUDE (AND LAUGHS)

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“Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.” - John C. Maxwell

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” - Unknown

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” - Albert Einstein

“Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” - Rumi

“We may not have it all together, but together, we have it all.” - Unknown

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” - Lisa Weed

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” - Erma Bombeck

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” - Misty Copeland

“Family is the heart of a home.” - Unknown

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” - Nicholas Sparks

“There's always something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Even if it's just not being a turkey.” - Unknown

“Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” - Delia Owens

“Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, one by one, as each relative goes home.” - Melanie White

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” - Meister Eckhart

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Robert Brault

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” - Voltaire

“Hope my relatives are getting along with the professional line sitter I hired to hold my place at the front of the Thanksgiving food line.” - John Lyon

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” - Unknown

“Think of your family today and every day thereafter. Don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” - Josiah

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” - Jim Davis

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” - Eckhart Tolle

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” - Washington Irving

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” - Dodinsky

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” - Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Thanksgiving: Bringing out the best in family dysfunction since 1863.” - Unknown

“Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries of life.” - Lindsey Bareham

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” - Irina Shayk

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” - John Wooden

“Pie makes everybody happy.” - Laurie Halse Anderson

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” - Dalai Lama

“There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family.” - Unknown

“I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you have room for it.” - Robert Brault

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” - John E. Southard

“I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” - Charlie Brown

“I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” - Marcus Samuelsson

“When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.” - Miranda Kerr

“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” - David Wilkerson

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” - Julia Child

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” - Sam Lefkowitz

“The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.” - Nancy Mitford

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” - Jim Rohn

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” - Maya Angelou

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” - Doris Day

“Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” - Majorie Pay Hinckley

“Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car.” - Stephen Colbert

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.” - Unknown

“It's not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.” - Unknown

“Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” - Niki Taylor

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” - Alphonse Karr

“When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” - Elie Wiesel

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

“Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway.” - Unknown

“It's autumn in New York that brings the promise of new love.” - Ella Fitzgerald

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” - George Santayana

“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.” - Hal Borland

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” - Richard David Bach

“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” - Alfred North Whitehead

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” - Unknown

“Thanksgiving offers us an annual pause from the pace of life to return to places we do not often visit and gather with people we do not often see.” - Jay Milbrandt

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” - Jay Leno

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” - Gerald Good

“A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.” - Kim Hubbard

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust

“They do not love, that do not show their love.” - William Shakespeare

“The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any big meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it then go home and cook, chop, braise and blanch. Then it’s gone in 20 minutes and everybody lies around sort of in a sugar coma and then it takes 4 hours to clean it up.” - Ted Allen

“When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.” - George Bernard Shaw

“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.” - Jane Hirshfield

“Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie - not perfect but who’s complaining?” - Robert Brault

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - William Arthur Ward

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” - Shira Tamir

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” - Chad Sugg

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” - Kristin Armstrong

“How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days!” - John Burroughs

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” - Charlotte Bronte

“Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.” - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” - Jane Howard

""We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." - John F. Kennedy