As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, it is a great time to reflect on the things we are grateful for. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends, give thanks, and celebrate the abundance in our lives. Here, we have compiled a list of inspirational Thanksgiving quotes to help you reflect on gratitude.

Quotes About Gratitude and Thanks

  1. “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

  2. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

  3. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.” – Melody Beattie

  4. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

  5. “Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of life is a gift and thankfulness is heaven’s song.” – Anonymous

  6. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  7. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

Quotes About Family and Friends

  1. “Family isn’t about blood. It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.” – Anonymous

  2. “The gladness of the season lies neither in its outward ornaments nor outward gaiety; it lies in its inward joys, which is true peace and tranquility of the heart”– Henry Ward Beecher

  3. “Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” – Erma Bombeck

  4. “Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, ‘How long has Mom been drinking like this?’” – Jay Leno

  5. “Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.” – John Clayton

  6. “It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner

  7. “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.” – Anonymous

Quotes About Taking Time to Appreciate Life

  1. “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

  2. “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins

  3. “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar

  4. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

  5. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying ‘I don’t want to.’ ” – Lao Tzu

  6. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

  7. “When it comes to life, the critical thing is, whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

We hope that these inspirational Thanksgiving quotes have helped you to reflect on gratitude and feel thankful for what you have. Gratitude is an important life lesson, and one we should all strive to practice. As you gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, take a moment to pause and let the spirit of gratitude wash over you. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, and be thankful for all the blessings in your life.