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Everybody looks forward to the thanksgiving feast. The turkey, the pies, and the celebration. However, thanksgiving is incomplete without a moment of reflection. Spare a moment, and say a tiny prayer of gratitude for life's little blessings. For, it is these little blessings that enrich our life. Here are some inspirational thanksgiving quotes and sayings that will help you create your own thanksgiving prayer. Frank A. Clark
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
Konrad von Gesner
Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
Samuel Adams, First Official Thanksgiving Proclamation
It is therefore recommended... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise… then you will discover the fullness of your life.
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Margaret Junkin Preston
But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!
Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.
G. A. Johnston Ross
If I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Host of this universe, Who daily spreads a table in my sight, surely I cannot do less than acknowledge my dependence.
To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others.
Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed. It will be their employment for ever.
Charles E. Jefferson
Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.
E. J. Conrad
One distinguishing mark of an unregenerate man is ingratitude.
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.