As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is important to reflect on what we are thankful for. Sometimes, we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to appreciate the Simple Things. Here are some quotes to help remind us of what we should be thankful for:

“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

“Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette

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

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

 “Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.” – Alfred Apache

 “Be thankful for the moments, the things you have, and the life you live.” – Wazim Shaw

“A thankful heart is a happy heart.” – Anonymous

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Anonymous

“There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” – Joyce Meyer

 “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” – Elie Wiesel

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

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life.” – Gerald Good

“Thankfulness, gratitude and being able to serve others are the foundation of character.” – Jim Loehr

“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” – Suze Orman

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

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” — Steve Mirabolic

 “It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

 “When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.” – Tecumseh

“I’m just thankful I’m surrounded by good people.” – Jon Pardo

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” ― William Blake

“Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wadsworth

“Gratitude bestows reverence…..changing forever how we experience life and the world.” ― John Milton

“This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.” ― Queen Elizabeth 

“I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.” ― Habeeb Akande

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” ― Todd Stocker

“Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!” ― Jeff Dixon

“When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.” ― A.W. Tozer

“Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wordsworth

“Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don’t notice where we happen to be.” ― Dan Gutman

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L. M. Montgomery

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

“Freedom isn’t free. Thank you for your service.” — Anonymous

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” —Jeff Miller

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” —Albert Einstein

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela

A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” — Henry Adams

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils.” —Ever Garrison

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

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” —Thomas Aquinas

“Mom, I promise to live a life that will do justice to all the sacrifices you’ve made.” — Anonymous

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say, ‘thank you’?” — William Arthur Ward

“O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” —William Shakespeare

“Thank you, dear God, for this good life, and forgive us if we do not love it enough.” — Garrison Keillor

“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi

“It’s not about how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” —Mother Teresa

“Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” —Mark Twain

“I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.” —Thomas Jefferson

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

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

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” — Robert Holden

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — JFK

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

“Thank you for being the reason I smile.” — Anonymous

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” — W. Clement Stone

 “Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.”— Anonymous

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” — W. Clement Stone

“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks.” — William Shakespeare

“We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind.” — Charles Spurgeon

“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.” ― Habeeb Akande

“No matter how big or small the service is, always express your thanks to the person who served you.” ― Muhith Agade

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

I’m just thankful for the people that never left me and equally thankful for those who did.” ― Nitya Prakash

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

“If you want to find something to be offended about, you will. If you want to find something to be thankful for, you will. You can do both at the same time.” ― Bill Weller

“Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi

“A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.” – Marjorie Kannan Rawlings

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” – Woody Allen

“Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” – Mark Twain

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” – Anthony Liccione

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.”Lee Iacocca

“I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I always know where I belong.” – Jose Carreras

“My family is my life and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.”– Michael Imperioli

“You gave me your time, the most thoughtful gift of all.” – Dan Zadar

You could’ve had anyone in the world, but you chose me. Thank you.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”– Albert Schweitzer

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Anonymous

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Be thankful for the moments, the things you have, and the life you live.” Wasim Shaw

“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.” – Frank A. Clark

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

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

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light” – Helen Keller

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.’” – Dan Rather

“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward

“Got no check books, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” – Irving Berlin

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.” – Dan Rather

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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