Almost all of my Thanksgiving invitations in past years have included a quote about being thankful. (The 2008 invitations above included a quote from Willie Nelson.)
I, like most people I suppose, am a big fan of quotes. I love having little bits of wisdom to think about or turn to when I’m stuck or sad, or happy and thankful. I always notice good quotes, but I don’t always take note of them (except for on this Pinterest board), so one of my goals for the upcoming days is to always write down sayings or words of wisdom or song lyrics that speak to me. And actually just yesterday, as I was Tweet lamenting my compared failure at coming up with a good Thanksgiving table, Donovan reminded me of this: Comparison is the thief of joy.
So, while I am digging out our spare room–which by the way is already a complete dumping ground for ongoing projects, hoarded craft supplies, and home improvement tools but now has also become the dumping ground for the contents of one closet and the master bath–please enjoy these grateful quotes. Some I have used for Thanksgivings past. If you have any grateful quotes to add, please include them in the comments! I love expanding my world of words to live by!
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. -Henry Clay
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
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. -A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -Marcus Tullius Cicero
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. –Willie Nelson
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. -Seneca
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. –Izaak Walton
For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. –Henry Ward Beecher