10 Quotes about Gratitude and Giving Thanks

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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in two days? We were originally planning to host family dinner, which I was both excited and stressed about. However, plans recently changed and now we are heading back to my Granny’s for dinner. While I’m bummed that we won’t be doing the honors, I am low-key happy to not have to stress over coordinating the meal and decor.

Maybe next year.

Regardless of location, there are two things that we will do before we eat.

  1. Share what we are thankful for
  2. Share any other thoughts or reflections about thanksgiving

I am thankful for many things this year so I’m confident that I will answer that question with ease.

When it comes to thoughts or reflections, I want to be more purposeful in what I share. In preparation for Intentionally Grateful, I have gathered a decent amount of scriptures and gratitude quotes that would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

If you are looking for the right words to share around the table, then this list is for you.

Quotes about Gratitude and Giving Thanks

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  • “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.” – Arianna Huffington

 

  • “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.” – I Chronicles 16:34 (NIV)

 

  • “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

 

  • “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

 

  • “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

 

  • “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

 

  • “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

 

  • “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

 

  • “There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” – Joyce Meyer

Even with these perfectly worded quotes at your disposal, sometimes the best thing to say is simply, “I am grateful for each of you in my life and the experiences we have shared.” I guarantee that you will still make Granny proud.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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