Thankful Quotes

As we wish our friends to the South a Happy Thanksgiving, I would like to share some of my favorite thankful quotes. Around this time of year we can be overscheduled, stressed about the holidays or just caught up in family drama. Some of these quotes put the basics into perspective.

Thankful Quote "This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before._ Maya Angelou

  • “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

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  • “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” Naomi Williams

Thankful quote “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~ Cynthia Ozick

  • “Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” Steve Maraboli

Thankful Quote“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” ~ John Wooden

  • “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” ~ Cicero

Thankful Quote "In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths_ to wait for some special day--or to celebrate each special day._ Rasheed Ogunlaru

  • “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” ~ Walter Anderson

Thankful quote 2017

  • “Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

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Kate Givans is a wife and a mother of five—four sons (one with autism) and a daughter. She’s an advocate for breastfeeding, women’s rights, against domestic violence, and equality for all. When not writing—be it creating her next romance novel or here on Growing Your Baby—Kate can be found discussing humanitarian issues, animal rights, eco-awareness, food, parenting, and her favorite books and shows on Twitter or Facebook. Laundry is the bane of her existence, but armed with a cup of coffee, she sometimes she gets it done.

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