9 Thanksgiving Quotes That Remind You What The Holiday Is Really About

by Olivia Youngs

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and in the midst of the hustle of the holidays, it can be easy to lose focus on what the holiday is actually about. Despite the amazing things in our lives, gratitude is often a rarity in the face of stress. But sometimes all it takes is a tweak of your mindset to be more appreciative and, overall, happier. These Thanksgiving quotes are sure to inspire you and remind you of all the good in your life.

With so many heartbreaking events making headlines and changing lives around the world, it can be far too easy to take what we have for granted- our family, our friends, our safety, our jobs, or even, simply, our Thanksgiving dinner. Even if this year feels different than those in the past, there is always something to say a simple "thank you" for.

Being grateful may not always come second nature, but it is important if we are seeking to live our lives to the fullest. A little bit of inspiration can go a long ways. So read these quotes to be a little more inspired and grateful this Thanksgiving.

"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

"The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness." - Dalai Lama

"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." - William Arthur Ward

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." - Willie Nelson

"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

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." — Marcel Proust

"Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." - Robert Caspar Lintner

" A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens

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