Thanksgiving often means getting together with the ones you love and enjoying a special meal together, and while cooking, preparing the table decor and decorating for the occasion can be a very fun part of the holiday, it's important not to forget that Thanksgiving is an opportunity to stop and think about the things you are grateful for.
Going around the table and sharing something each person is thankful for is a wonderful tradition, but if you would like to place extra emphasis on the gratitude aspect of the celebration, why not add to your table by printing out or writing out some of these famous quotes about thankfulness for each person to read aloud around the table?
Here are some to get you started:
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
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. - Brian Tracy
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. - Denis Waitley
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. - Melody Beattie
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William Arthur Ward
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
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