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25 Best Thanksgiving Quotes To Inspire Gratitude

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Last Updated on January 5, 2022 by Lori Geurin

Share your thanks and all year long and be an inspiration to friends and family. While you’re thinking of things to be grateful for, read through these inspiring (and some fun) quotations about life, love, and living with an attitude of gratitude. Keep this list of quotes handy to read when you are feeling down or negative or print it out for your mantel or desk so you can refer to it anytime!

This article gives you 25 of the best Thanksgiving quotes to inspire an attitude of gratitude and help you focus on being thankful.

What Is Gratitude?

Gratitude is the intentional act of expressing gratitude for what you have. It’s a mix of sentiments and ideas that, hopefully, encourage you to take action. When someone is grateful, they are fully aware of their blessings. You might concentrate on certain issues or the broad scope of your life.

When you look for the advantages rather than drawbacks, your perceptions alter. How you view yourself and others are affected by this. It’s important to be grateful not just so that you may receive more goodness in your life, but also because it benefits those around you.

It’s critical to remember the good things in order to have a happy and successful life. Of course, it’s human nature to dwell on bad or painful occurrences, but doing so without also considering what went well may be detrimental. You’re more likely to become dissatisfied with your life if you only focus on the negatives.

Printable Gratitude Tracker

Do you want to begin practicing daily gratitude? It’s simple to get started, and it has positive effects on almost every aspect of your life. To document all the wonderful things that happen to you every day, print out a gratitude diary or tracker like the ones we created for our Etsy shop.

Check out our Gratitude Wellness Journal and Daily Gratitude Tracker to get started!

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Printable Gratitude Wellness Journal

25 Best Thanksgiving Quotes

“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

“What if today, we were just grateful for everything?”  – Charlie Brown

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”  – Anne Frank

“God makes us rich in every way so we can be generous on every occasion, which will result in thanksgiving to God. In other words, God doesn’t bless us to provide for our own needs; he blesses us so we can be generous.”  – Rick Warren

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”  – W. J. Cameron 

“He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.”  – J.A. Shedd

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”  – Maya Angelou

“Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.”  – Stephanie Conkle

“Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.”  -Jonathan Safran Foer

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.”  – Amy Leigh Mercree

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”  – Willie Nelson

Related: 10 Tips For Keeping A Gratitude Journal

Thankful, Grateful, And Blessed

“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.”  – Norman Vincent Peale

“And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.”  – John Taylor

“You can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey. That’s like Fourth Of July without apple pie or Friday with no two pizzas.”  – Joey, from Friends

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”  – Ernest Hemingway

“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.”  – Yogi Bhajan

“The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.”  – Steve Goodier 

Related: 10 Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Upgrade Your Life

“If you want a challenge, just try to get through an entire day without uttering one word of complaint. Develop an attitude of thanksgiving in every situation.”  – Joyce Meyer

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”  – W. J. Cameron 

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

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.”  – Ann Voskamp

“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

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.”  – Sam Lefkowitz

“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”  – Kevin James

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.”  – Melody Beattie

Related: 20 Easy Ways To Express Gratitude

Summary – Inspiring Thanksgiving Quotes

I hope you enjoyed this list of Thanksgiving quotes. I’m super thankful for you, friend! Practicing gratitude has some amazing health benefits. Plus, it’s pretty awesome to be on the receiving end of someone else’s thankfulness too.

Hoping that each day of your life is filled with peace and gratitude.

For more on gratitude, go to:


Which one of these quotes are your favorites? How has gratitude changed your life?

Please share in the comments below. X, Lori

This post has been updated.

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