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The Wisdom of Giving Thanks!



I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . .
to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next,
as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father
who dwells in the Heavens. Abraham Lincoln


We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. Thomas S. Monson

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Henri Frederic Amiel

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! William Shakespeare

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. Henry Allen Ironside

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

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends. Steven Furtick

He that enjoys naught without thanksgiving is as though he robbed God. Saint John Chrysostom

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything. Thomas Merton

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows. Alan Cohen

God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivingsEdwin Percy Whipple

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. Kristin Armstrong

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Melody Beattie

A child of God should be a living doxology for gratitude and adoration. Charles Spurgeon

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. Brené Brown