Thanksgiving Quotes

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

This week reminds us of our many blessings, gratitude, and the love of family and friends. Below are twenty quotes and Scripture that help me value Thanksgiving.

  1. “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionell Hampton
  2. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes A. Gaertner
  4. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! – Psalm 107:1 ESV
  5. “There is always, always something to be thankful for.” – Unknown
  6. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! – Psalm 100:4 ESV
  7. “What if today, we were just grateful for everything?” – Charlie Brown
  8. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6–7 ESV
  9. “Thanks are the highest form of thought, and gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton
  10. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. – 1 Timothy 4:4–5 ESV
  11. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.” – Joyce Giraud
  12. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens
  13. “It’s not the food that makes Thanksgiving special, it’s the people who fill our hearts.” – DiAnn Mills
  14. “Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.” – Katrina Mayer
  15. “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.” – Unknown
  16. “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
  17. “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  18. “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” – Seneca
  19. “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner
  20. “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” – Unknown

Do you have a Thanksgiving quote or Scripture that speaks to you?