175 Happy Thanksgiving Quotes To Express Your Gratitude

Last Updated on June 4, 2024 by Team Lifelords

 

Best Happy Thanksgiving Quotes And Sayings To Express Your Gratitude

 

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

– A Buddhist Monk (Born for Love by Leo Buscaglia, 1992), Misattributed to Buddha

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes

Happy Thanksgiving Quotes To Express Your Gratitude: Thanksgiving is a celebration of sharing and abundance. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three-day harvest festival. Thanksgiving is not just a holiday. It has a deeper, more profound meaning. Thanksgiving is a daily spiritual practice that deepens our faith life and enriches our relationship with God.

It is a practice that can help center us and give us strength in seasons of sorrow and pain. Research suggests that thankfulness has a deep impact on our personality. It reduces depression and improves our self-esteem. We feel more energetic, have more positive emotions, and relish good experiences, thus resulting in better performance in our personal as well as professional lives.

The feeling of thankfulness and gratitude has a prominent effect on our health also. It develops a strong immune system, decreases blood pressure, and increases sleep quality. Thus gratitude helps people improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

Indeed, we have so much for which to be thankful, even in difficult times. Having a friend or family member who loves you despite your quirks and mistakes is someone you should hold dear. Let them know how much you appreciate having them in your life through these Happy Thanksgiving Quotes.

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Compassion and daily acts of kindness make life far richer. Take the time to meditate every morning on the good you will do for others during your day. The sincere words of praise to those who least expect it, the gestures of warmth offered to friends in need, and the small tokens of affection to members of your family for no reason at all, all add up to a much more wonderful way to live.

– Robin Sharma

Every morning, I wake up and think about different things I’m thankful for, and I continue to spread that love throughout the day, always visualizing, meditating, and growing.

– Shameik Moore

I would be the thankfullest soul in this world if I could believe you ever had as good a thought as that, but you know you never did.

– Mark Twain, Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Learn to appreciate the things you have before time forces you to appreciate the things you once had. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Frank Sonnenberg

Sometimes you have to experience the bad so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life.

– Leon Brown

Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to Thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin.

– Thomas Aquinas

Imitate until you emulate; match and surpass those who launched you. It’s the highest form of thankfulness.

– Mark Victor Hansen

Thanks for never asking for reasons or explanations when all I wanted was a long hug and a few laughs.

– Anonymous

Sometimes you have to burn yourself in order to appreciate it isn’t a good idea to touch fire.

– Matthew Turner

A genuine smile touches something fundamental in us: our natural appreciation of kindness.

– Dalai Lama

Don’t let negativity from yesterday dull the sparkle of today. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Doreen Virtue

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.

– Martha Beck

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

– Carl Sandburg

Be verbal in acknowledging your appreciation.

– Catherine Pulsifer

Celebrate what you want to see more of.

– Tom Peters

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– John Augustus Shedd

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Thanksgiving Quotes To Express Your Gratitude Toward God

God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone else. God loves it, too. An amazing thing happens when we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy.

– William Law

For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Charlotte Brontë

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

– H.U. Westermayer

Do you feel gloomy? Lift your eyes. Stand on your feet. Say a few words of appreciation and love to the Lord. Be positive. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Gordon B. Hinckley

We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us the courage to proceed or damp our efforts.

– William Hazlitt

Everyday morning, I open my eyes. The first thing I say is that I appreciate you, God, for this amazing life that I appreciate so much.

– Michael Wolfgang Myers

The mind is like a flower. It does not bloom without the lights of appreciation, encouragement, and love. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Debasish Mridha

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.

– Robert Casper Lintner

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.

– Cyril Connolly

Begin each day with appreciation because this life you’re living is your own creation.

– Christy Ann Martine

Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder.

– John McLeod

Dear God, Words cannot express my feelings, nor my thanks for all your help.

– Anonymous

O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.

– William Shakespeare

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a little emotional scarring.

– Timothy Burke

Dear God, Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art.

– Kurt Cobain

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.

– William Makepeace Thackeray

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Happy Thanksgiving Quotes For Your Family With Pictures

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given to you.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years.

– David Rockefeller

Happy Thanksgiving Day! I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

– Gilbert K. Chesterton

Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment.

– Doc Childre

Dear Mom, thanks for always being there for me, loving me, and caring for me. No one can ever replace you in my heart.

– Anonymous

And yet that sister was someone I often took for granted, never thinking about what it would be like if she weren’t there.

– Patricia Foster

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

– Kobe Bryant

Adopt the virtues of those whom you praise, and yourself become praiseworthy. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Anonymous

I just wanted to write and say I love you, I appreciate you, and I think you are amazing!

– Anonymous

Mom, thank you for always modeling the utmost strength, determination, and work ethic.

– Steph Gold

Sweetheart, I thank my lucky stars that you are in my life. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

– Gerald Good

Dear brother, Do not be nervous about what comes next. You are going to excel!

– Lifelords

Thanks for the genes that provided these crazy good looks, Mom.

– Anonymous

Be grateful for where you are in life. Not everyone made it this far.

– Anonymous

Today, take a few minutes to sit quietly and just be thankful.

– Anonymous

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Wonderful Quotes About Thanksgiving For Your Good Friends

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!

– Joyce Meyer

Dear friend, Everything was working against us until you stepped in and put things right. We only managed to get it done because of your dedication. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

The focus of Thanksgiving should be a reflection of how our lives have been made so much more comfortable by the sacrifices of those who have come before us.

– Emmons

There have been ups and downs, but the one thing that remains constant is the humor you bring with you and cheer everyone up. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

Happy Thanksgiving Day! The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

– Marianne Williamson

Those who praise their own doctrines and disparage the doctrines of others do not solve any problem.

– Sutrakritanga

Goodness, everyone is talking about how great you’ve been doing. Keep it up, my dear friend.

– Anonymous

Dear friend, You are a superhero among superheroes. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

Dear friend, Thank you for being so reliable; it’s nice to be able to count on you.

– Lifelords

Sweetie, Tell me the truth, when did you find out you had superpowers?

– Anonymous

When I see you working, I keep having to raise the bar for myself.

– Anonymous

The greatest gift of all is having a friend as spectacular as you!

– Lifelords

Dear friend, All the applause for the highest ethics you hold.

– Lifelords

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

– Nigel Hamilton

I appreciate you, and I am thankful to know you!

– Anonymous

Find the good and praise it.

– Alex Haley

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Happy Thanksgiving Quotes To Make The Mornings Better

Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human…At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.

– Meredith Grey

We need to try as much as possible to appreciate and be grateful for the little things. Who knows, if we can pull that off maybe everything will start to turn around.

– Brett Anningson, Niall Horan

Be nice to everyone, always smile & appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Cory Monteith

I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.

– Miranda Kerr

Happiness is found in the absence of expectation and a continuous focus on appreciation. Good Morning!

– Tony Robbins

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

– Harry A. Ironside

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Your smile and attitude make coming to work a pleasure every day.

– Lifelords

Dear friend, I couldn’t have done it nearly as well as you did. Thank you for being so thorough.

– Lifelords

The joy you radiate when working is inspirational to everyone around you. Good Morning!

– Lifelords

Recognition is a reward in itself. Any form of appreciation, even a small word, is important.

– Vikrant Massey

It just wouldn’t be the same without you; your energy is infectious. Good Morning!

– Anonymous

Appreciating what you have is the best cure for missing what you have lost.

– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Appreciation in advance brings everything you want to you.

– Esther Hicks

Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings…

– William Arthur Ward

The art of appreciation begins with self-appreciation.

– Amit Abraham

Enough is as good as a feast.

– Thomas Malory, Misattributed as Buddhist Proverb

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Thanksgiving Quotes For Employees Who Are Dedicated To Work

Customer service training benefits everyone involved. Your customers will feel valued and appreciated. Your employees will gain more job satisfaction, take personal responsibility for customers, and have pride in knowing they are doing their best.

– Renee Evenson, Powerful Phrases for Effective Customer Service

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All leadership is appreciative leadership. It’s the capacity to see the best in the world around us, in our colleagues, and in the groups we are trying to lead.

– David Cooperrider

I hope this message can convey how much respect I have for your teamwork and contributions to our office. Congratulations on your promotion!

– Anonymous

Your hard work and dedication inspire us all and we want to extend our congratulations on your recent promotion. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Anonymous

You’re the reason I don’t dread going to work. If my day is going to be a good one it’s because of you. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

You didn’t just raise the bar; you shot it into the stratosphere! Your hard work takes the company to new heights!

– Anonymous

You are the glue that holds this team together. Without you, we’d be stuck. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

You are a lifesaver in more ways than one! We are so grateful that you are our coworker!

– Lifelords

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.

– Stephen R. Covey

Even though things are tough right now, keep up the good work! It means a lot to us!

– Anonymous

Dream more than others think practical…Expect more than others think possible.

– Howard Schultz

If I looked up teamwork in the dictionary, then I would see your picture!

– Lifelords

Your laughter is infectious. You make coming to work exciting.

– Lifelords

The ultimate work perk is having employees as great as you!

– Lifelords

It is comforting to know that we can always rely on you.

– Anonymous

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Inspiring Happy Thanksgiving Quotes For Business Executives

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

Your confidence reinforces the team’s faith in you. We don’t know how the day would go by without you; your sense of humor keeps the place alive. Thank you for always making a plan to get things done the right way.

– Lifelords

That was a daunting project; you took it on like a breeze. Without your input and your creative ideas, we would never have met the budget requirements.

– Anonymous

Disappointments tend to polish our gratitude. Once we pass through a dark tunnel of disappointment, we more fully appreciate every flicker of light.

– Richelle E. Goodrich

Your attitude towards everything is beautiful. You always find a way to make the team meet its targets. Is there anything you can’t do?

– Lifelords

An organization is only as good as its employees, and employees like you make this company great! Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

Teamwork makes the dream work, and having you on our team makes work a dream come true! Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Anonymous

Never doubt that you make a difference. This institution is better off for having you as an employee.

– Anonymous

Your business card should say “magician,” because you accomplish the impossible every day!

– Lifelords

With you in our customer service department, I know our clients are in good hands.

– Anonymous

You exemplify professionalism and make me proud every single day.

– Lifelords

It would be great to have a hundred employees just like you.

– Anonymous

The greatest award is the appreciation of the people.

– Gopi Sundar

A simple acknowledgment shows integrity.

– Margo Vader

Appreciate the moment.

– Isamu Noguchi

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Thanksgiving Quotes For Your Awesome Father And Mother

Dear Mom & Dad, I appreciate all the hard work and effort that you have put into our upbringing. Your dedication towards our achievement has always led us to good places. Thank you for making an effort to change the things that matter.

– Lifelords

I love you, Mom. No matter what we go through and no matter how much we argue, I know in the end, you’ll always be there for me. Thank you.

– Anonymous

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.

– Yolanda Hadid

The purest and truest meaning of the word unconditional can only be found in a Mother’s love. Thank you for that Mom.

– Anonymous

Dear Mom & Dad, You deserve all the thanks in the world for your hard work. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

Dear Mom, Your smile has a ripple effect. Thank you for staying positive; it really makes us all feel good.

– Lifelords

Dear Dad, I’ve always liked a challenge, but I’ve seldom seen anyone take on challenges the way you do.

– Lifelords

We have to appreciate that managing the consequences of behavior is the best way to change it.

– James Neal

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

– Anonymous

We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.

– Yul Brynner

Dear Dad, From start to finish, we know we can always depend on you.

– Anonymous

Thank you for being my heart’s first home. I love you, Mom.

– Anonymous

Mom, It means so much that we can always depend on you.

– Anonymous

Here’s to those who inspire you and don’t even know it.

– Anonymous

The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.

– Jodi Picoult

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Thanksgiving Quotes For Soldiers & Veterans For Being Resilient

In prison, I fell in love with my country. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted.

– John McCain

I’m happy that you were able to get through this hard time and come out stronger than ever, I appreciate what you do for this nation. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

I appreciate the effort you put into your work. The next time I ask for something big like this I know who I’m calling. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done to them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

We appreciate the way you take on challenges with such a positive attitude. You leave us with such a great impression.

– Anonymous

I appreciate your resilience and I admire your hard work and dedication to the job despite the difficult circumstances.

– Anonymous

You’re doing a great job at becoming more efficient in your workflow, keep it up! Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

– Westlake Taylor Purkiser

Without memory, there can be no insight. Without love, there can be no appreciation.

– Anne Rice

If every single person at work was like you, it would be an awesome place to be.

– Lifelords

We may see things differently; however, we are both valuable assets to this team.

– Anonymous

No one is irreplaceable, but some folks you never want to have to replace.

– Anonymous

You are an example of resilience and dedication to all of us, dear soldier.

– Lifelords

Well, I want you to know how much I appreciate this. Really.

– Benjamin Day

We are interested in others when they are interested in us.

– Publilius Syrus

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Short Thanksgiving Quotes For Your Colleagues And Boss

On this Thanksgiving day, I just wanted to express my gratitude towards you again because you have blessed me with this lovely picture frame that proudly hangs on my desk today. You are an amazing friend and co-worker.

– Lifelords

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.

– Jon Stewart

You’ve put in so much more than anyone else here; you made this happen. We would never have even gotten close to meeting the deadline without you.

– Lifelords

The company’s success is a direct result of your efforts. We hope you know how valuable and important you are to this organization’s mission!

– Anonymous

You don’t know it yet, but your guidance as my mentor has made a significant difference in my life. Happy Thanksgiving Day, Dear Boss!

– Lifelords

You have shown that you care, not just about this project but about the people who are doing the work. That means a lot to all of us.

– Anonymous

Happy Thanksgiving Day! You have touched our lives in so many ways, thank you for being a tremendous coworker and friend.

– Lifelords

Dear Boss, No one has put more blood, sweat, and tears into this company than you. You are the heart of this operation.

– Anonymous

Happy Thanksgiving Day! I truly appreciate your enthusiasm every day! You make coming to work exciting!

– Lifelords

Your absence will be felt, but your influence will always be remembered. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

Dear fellow, You bring passion and compassion to every shift. Thank you for all that you do.

– Anonymous

Dear Boss, Thank you for stepping up, blazing trails, and leading by example!

– Anonymous

Being around you always puts me in a better mood, Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Lifelords

You get all the gold stars. Every. Single. One. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Anonymous

So glad to have you onboard. We would be adrift without you!

– Lifelords

You are one of the best people to collaborate with!

– Lifelords

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Happy Thanksgiving Quotes To Make Better Relationships

Happy Thanksgiving Day! I want to thank you again for the way that you handled tough situations with a smile and a can-do attitude. It is incredibly encouraging to those of us who look up to your energy!

– Lifelords

However, to lead a life that is both successful and fulfilling, our standards of success must be realistic, and we must be able to enjoy, and be grateful for, our achievements.

– Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy

I’ve been so lucky to work with such great people: people who are such hard workers and have such respect and appreciation for one another.

– Blake Lively

Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Tom Hopkins

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Edith Wharton

Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings and flies to its right destination.

– Victor Hugo

Even in the midst of imperfection or mistakes, you can appreciate and draw close to your strengths.

– Jason Scotts

Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

– Jalal-ad-Din Rumi

Every cell in your body is seeking fulfillment through joy, beauty, love, and appreciation.

– Deepak Chopra

The smallest thanks is always worth more than the effort it takes to give it.

– Anonymous

Hey Sweetie, Thank you for your unceasing commitment and dedication.

– Lifelords

Be quick to offer thanks and equally prompt to apologize.

– Anonymous

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.

– Henry Ford

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

– William Blake

The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.

– Yogi Bhajan

Rest and be thankful.

– William Wordsworth

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When we are thankful, our focus is on the good in our lives, the things we view as blessings. Develop a tradition of sharing with those who have less and involve children in contributing to a food shelter or other charities. This can help children to be thankful for what they have and learn the importance of helping others.

You may also like these 7 Thanksgiving Stories that’ll help you learn how to live life to the fullest. Feel free to share these happy Thanksgiving quotes on your favorite social media platform.

“No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.”

– John Spence


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