Some Quotes of Thanksgiving, a Key Component of Our Very Being
Life has become very fast, and if we are not careful, we can easily get caught up in our busy schedules. The year takes off very fast with new year resolutions, and before long, spring comes calling. Soon, summer vacations bump into us, and the holidays too. Like seasons, life comes and goes very fast. Hence the reason why it is critical to pause and reflect on the blessings we have in our lives.
John F Kennedy, former US president, was once quoted saying, "It is a must for us to pause and give thanks to the people who make a difference in our lives." This is a very undisputable statement that can only be appreciated by action. Here below are some more thanksgiving quotes you can reflect on and apply in your life during the holidays.
"When I turned my focus on my blessings, I experienced a total turnaround in my life." ~ by Willie Nelson.
"An attitude of gratitude unleashes the fullness of life. It transforms what is in our hands into abundance. It replaces denial with acceptance, chaos with order and confusion with clarity. It is capable of raising a feast out of a meal, a home out of a house, and a friend out of a stranger. It makes sense of the past, bringing peace into our today, while creating a vision for our tomorrow."~ by Melody Beattie
All of us have something to be grateful for.
"Don't wait for thanksgiving day to give thanks. Make everyday a moment of thanksgiving. Learn to appreciate, and never ever take for granted what you have." ~ Catherine Pulsifer.
"The actual measure of our gratitudeis not anchored our opinipns about our blessings, but in how we utilize them." ~ W. T. Purkiser
"Gratitude is an island of peace. It is the celebration of simple life and work... It is a real folk festival that appreciates the roll-in and roll-out of the seasons of our lives. It is the appreciation of total manifestation of the fullness of seed time and harvest time. It is the year's ripe fruit, and the deep connection of everything with the creator." ~ Ray Stannard Baker
"Almighty God, You who gave us this great land for a heritage, we humbly pray to You that we may always prove to be a people who are mindful of your favor and glad to do your will." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.
"Reflect upon your current blessings, of which all men have plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." ~ Charles Dickens
"Gratitude is an inner feeling resulting from kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express gratitude, and thanksgiving is the follow-up to that impulse." ~ Henry Van Dyke
"If asked whether my cup is half full or half empty, my kind answer is that I am grateful that at least I have a cup." ~ Sam Lefkowitz
To wrap it all up by adding that thanksgiving is the key that unlocks hidden joy, which is an inner strength whose power to change a countenance is often underestimated. During your holidays, exercise thanksgiving and gratitude as much as possible and unlock the power of joy in your life.