Thanksgiving may be full of feasts & festivities, but it is important to remember the true meaning of this holiday. Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, all about being thankful.
Thanksgiving is a day for everyone to reflect upon themselves and count their blessings. We worry about many things on a daily basis and let obstacles and small difficulties in life consume us. It is nice to have a day where we can slow down and acknowledge everything we have in life. Having gratitude not only shows appreciation, but will help us become happier, more satisfied, healthier, and overall better people.
Here are 10 quotes from influential individuals on giving thanks & being thankful, we hope these will inspire you to celebrate Thanksgiving with gratitude!
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”
— Meister Eckhart
“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.”
— Dalai Lama
“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
“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.”
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
— Maya Angelou
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
— Alphonse Karr
“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”
— Alice Walker
“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
“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.”
— The Buddha
“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.”
— Woody Allen
Happy Thanksgiving from the Fit Brains team!