18 Thanksgiving Quotes That Will Have You Counting Your Blessings

It’s so easy to get caught up in our busy lives.

From New Years resolutions to spring cleaning, and summer vacations to the holidays—life can come and go as quickly as the seasons.

That’s why it’s so important to pause and be thankful for the blessings we have in our lives.

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

Here’s a 18 thanksgiving quotes you can use for the holidays and throughout the year…


Oprah Winfrey
“Be thankful for what you have. You’ll end up having more.”

Maya Angelou
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”

William Faulkner
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”


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

Kevin James
“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”


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

Joanna Gaines
“Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look.”

Henry David Thoreau
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

Henry Van Dyke
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.”

Joyce Giraud
“Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.”

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


Alice Walker
“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.”

James Allen
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”

Karl Barth
“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”

Nicole Hollander
“Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.”

William Shakespeare
“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.”

W.T. Purkiser
“Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.”

Hansa Proverb
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”

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