Thanksgiving Quotes

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“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” – Psalm 95:2

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34

THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.’ This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of fault-finding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.” – John Henry Jowett

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” – Psalm 28:7

“Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. ” – Psalm 106:1

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

“In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.” –  Isaiah 12:4

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.” – Psalm 100:4

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” – William Jennings Bryan

“So while it’s true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanks each and every day. It’s just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude.” – Unknown

The Practice of Gratitude: “Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds.  Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us.  We express appreciation freely.  We contemplate the richness of our life.  In life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn.  Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.”  – Unknown

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

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

“Greed grabs, Gratitude receives.” – Unknown

“Let our hearts overflow with thankfulness…” – Colossians 2:7

“Thankfulness is the ‘chief exercise of godliness’ in which we ought to engage during the whole of our life. ‘Gratitude is the heart … of the Christian life.'” – Unknown

“To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.” – Thomas Merton (Thoughts on Solitude)

“Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratiitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love…”  – Thomas Merton (Thoughts on Solitude)

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell

“That I may make the voice of thanksgiving heard and may tell of all Your wondrous works.” – Psalm 26:7

THANKSGIVING AND NO WORRYING

“How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.” – Sir John Templeton

“The Lord is my strength and shield.I trust him with all my heart.He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” – Psalm 28:2

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” – H.U. Westermayer

“He who brings an offering of praise and thanksgiving honors and glorifies Me; and he who orders his way aright [who prepares the way that I may show him], to him I will demonstrate the salvation of God.” – Psalm 50:23

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – WT Purkiser

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” – Psalm 69:30

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

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