Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems

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Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family


A THANKSGIVING DINNER
by Maude M. Grant

Take a turkey, stuff it fat,
Some of this and some of that.
Get some turnips, peel them well.
Cook a big squash in its shell.
Now potatoes, big and white,
Mash till they are soft and light.
Cranberries, so tart and sweet,
With the turkey we must eat.
Pickles-yes-and then, oh my!
For a dessert a pumpkin pie,
Golden brown and spicy sweet.
What a fine Thanksgiving treat!


A THANKSGIVING FABLE
by Oliver Herford

It was a hungry pussy cat,
upon Thanksgiving morn,
And she watched a thankful little mouse,
that ate an ear of corn.
“If I ate that thankful little mouse,
how thankful he should be,
When he had made a meal himself,
to make a meal for me!
Then with his Thanks for having fed,
and thanks for feeding me.
With all his thankfulness inside,
how thankful I shall be!”
Thus mused the hungry pussy cat,
upon Thanksgiving Day.
But the little mouse had overheard
and declined (with thanks) to stay.



A TURKEY SPEAKS

I have never understood
why anyone would
roast the turkey
and shuck the clams
and crisp the croutons
and shell the peas
and candy the sweets
and compote the cranberries
and bake the pies
and clear the table
and wash the dishes
and fall into bed
when they could sit back
and enjoy a hamburger.


After Apple-Picking
By Robert Frost

My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight
I got from looking through a pane of glass
I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough
And held against the world of hoary grass.
It melted, and I let it fall and break.
But I was well

Upon my way to sleep before it fell,
And I could tell
What form my dreaming was about to take.
Magnified apples appear and disappear,
Stem end and blossom end,
And every fleck of russet showing dear.
My instep arch not only keeps the ache,
It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round.
I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.
And I keep hearing from the cellar bin
The rumbling sound
Of load on load of apples coming in.
For I have had too much
Of apple-picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired.
There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch,
Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.
For all
That struck the earth,
No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble,
Went surely to the cider-apple heap
As of no worth.
One can see what will trouble
This sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is.
Were he not gone,
The woodchuck could say whether it’s like his
Long sleep, as I describe its coming on,
Or just some human sleep.


All in a Word
By Aileen Fisher

T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
A for autumn’s frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.
K for kitchen, kettles’ croon, kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.
That spells ~~~THANKS—for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.


At Grandma’s House

I like the taste of turkey
Any time throughout the year
But it never
seems to taste as good
As when Thanksgiving’s here.

Could be it’s all the trimmings
That are cooked with it to eat-
But I think it’s
eating at Grandma’s house
That makes it such a treat!


Best Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned
To what time has taught us, to what we’ve learned:
We often focus all our thought
On shiny things we’ve shopped and bought.
We take our pleasure in material things,
Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings.
If a lot of our stuff just vanished today,
We’d see the foundation of each happy day
Is special relationships, constant and true,
And that’s when our thoughts go directly to you.
We wish you a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget,
Full of love and joy—your best one yet!

By Joanna Fuchs


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends

Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Friends


More Than A Day

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.

By Karl Fuchs


Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.
For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.
We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.
The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs


Save Room

As meals go, Thanksgiving dinner
Is always a feast–a five star winner.
Here comes the salad, dressed just right,
The golden brown turkey–a savory delight;
The stuffing now, and then the gravy,
The jello mold, all wiggly and wavy.
Take some cranberry sauce and candied yams;
Is there room for fresh made rolls and jams?
More dishes tempt me; ah, but I
Must save some room for pumpkin pie!

By Joanna Fuchs



Thanksgiving is…

Thanksgiving is anticipation…
the excitement of wonderful aromas,
golden, harvest-themed decor,
the best linens, china and silver.
Thanksgiving is…
platters of of special Thanksgiving foods
prepared only once a year,
mmn…mmn… mouths watering,
ecstatic taste buds quivering with joy.
Thanksgiving is…
the family all around the table,
clean, dressed, smiles all around,
recitation of what we are thankful for,
the saying of grace,
our special Thanksgiving prayer.
And now, finally, dig in!
We are thinking of you
at Thanksgiving, and hoping
your Thanksgiving experience
will be surrounded
by a special glow in your memory.

By Joanna Fuchs


THE PILGRIM CHILDREN

By Leland B Jacobs

The pilgrim children
Long ago
Learned to live
With ice and snow

They lived in cabins,
Slept in cold
When nights were long
And winds blew cold

But all of them
Were glad, I’d say
To have that first
Thanksgiving Day

And when they went
To bed at night
I’d guess their dreams
Were warm and bright


Thanksgiving Ghost

The last piece of apple pie is gone;
How did it disappear?
The bowl of delicious stuffing
Has also vanished, I fear.
It happens each Thanksgiving,
When leftover goodies flee,
And each of us knows the responsible one
Couldn’t be you or me.
The only way it could happen
Is readily diagnosed;
It must be the crafty, incredibly sneaky,
Still hungry Thanksgiving ghost.

By Karl Fuchs


Your Secret’s Secure

Thanksgiving’s the time in November each year
When our thoughts about food seem to risen,
When turkey and dressing and other good stuff
Is being prepared in the kitchen.
But the stores did their homework way in advance;
They know what your real needs will be;
They know you’ll come shopping to buy up their best,
And those sharing your feast will soon see…
You’re the best cook in town, a peerless gourmet,
The turkey, dessert and the wine,
And your secret’s secure that this feast was all made
By your grocery, and they sure did it fine!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends

Happy Thanksgiving Poems and Prayers


T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned,
The dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation,
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning,
with anticipation.
The thought of a snack
became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey,
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling,
So plump and so round.
‘til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding,
And a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all,
Pass the cranberries, please!!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize
And May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!

By Lauren


T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude… our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me

By Judith.A. Lindberg



A Thanksgiving Poem.
The tear another’s tears bring forth,
The sigh which answers sigh,
The pulse that beats at other’s woes,
E’en though our own be nigh,

A balm to bathe the wounded heart
Where sorrow’s hand hath lain,
The link divine from soul to soul
That makes us one in pain,

Sweet sympathy, benignant ray,
Light of the soul doth shine;
In it is human nature giving
A touch of the divine.


The Little Pilgrim
Cranberries dripping down my chin
Have stained my pilgrim suit.
I ate too much Thanksgiving day
But I don’t give a hoot.

I slurped a pile of dressing,
Gobbled down a turkey thigh,
Dribbled messy cranberries
Devoured some pumpkin pie.

Within me on this special day
It’s a thankful heart that beats.
For all the things that I enjoy
But mainly for the eats.


Thankful
Week before Thanksgiving,
I limp around real strange.
Huddle in the corner,
As though I have the mange.
All the other turkeys,
Just gobble, gobble on.
I’m silent, and I act
As if my gobbler’s gone. Everyone is thankful
On Thanksgiving Day.
Friday it’s forgotten.
You all go on your way.
I know what thankful is
So listen when I say.
“It’s great to be a turkey,
After Thanksgiving Day.”


The Pilgrims Came
The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it’s very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving Day.
We tell their story old and true
Of how they sailed across the blue,
And found a new land to be free
And built their homes quite near the sea.
The people think that they were sad,
And grave; I’m sure that they were glad –
They made Thanksgiving Day – that’s fun –
We thank the Pilgrims every one!

By Annette Wynne


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends

Happy Thanksgiving Inspirational Poems


It’s That Time, Again
The days are getting shorter now.
I feel a snow flake on my brow.
The leaves are crackling as I run,
The squirrels’ searching almost done.
The turkey’s restless in the pen,
Oh! No! I see my breath again!
It makes a person take a pause
And think about old Santa Claus!


The Pilgrims
In the year of 1620
on a cold December day
a hundred and two pilgrims
sailed into Plymouth Bay.
Still wary from their voyage –
still facing winter’s chill –
they kept their sights on freedom
with courage, work, and will.
Pilgrims did not stop to think
of riches, fame, or glory
while bravely playing starring roles
in our new nation’s story

By Bobbi Katz


Thanksgiving Time
When all the leaves are off the boughs,
And nuts and apples gathered in,
And cornstalks waiting for the cows,
And pumpkins safe in barn and bin,
Then Mother says, “My children dear,
The fields are brown, and autumn flies;
Thanksgiving Day is very near,
And we must make thanksgiving pies!


Thanksgiving

The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway
Thanksgiving comes again!


The First Thanksgiving
When the Pilgrims
first gathered together to share
with their Indian friends
in the mild autumn air,
they lifted the voices
in jubilant praise
for the bread on the table,
the berries and maize,
for field and for forest,
for turkey and deer,
for the bountiful crops
they were blessed with that year.
They were thankful for these
as they feasted away,
and as they were thankful
we’re thankful today.


Giving Thanks
For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home —
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman’s hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought —
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are bless,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the “Land of the Free” —
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!


 

Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Poems for Family and Friends

Happy Thanksgiving Poems for Kids


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Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family

Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family

Here is the list of Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family: We must have to say thank to the God. Thanksgiving prayer to god for his wonderful creation – thanksgiving prayer to god our father. These are the awesome prayers of praise and thanksgiving day celebration. Amazing examples and samples you would loved to share with your friends and family…


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Short Happy Thanksgiving Prayers


FOR APPRECIATION OF EACH OTHER

We thank you, Father, for the gift of Jesus your Son who came to our earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of the human family because he loved and was loved within its shelter. Bless us this day; may we grow in love for each other in our family and so give thanks to you who are the maker of all human families and our abiding peace.

From The Catholic Prayer Book, compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley


IN GRATITUDE

Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.

From The Catholic Prayer Book, compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley.


 


THANKSGIVING TABLE PRAYER

O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen.

From Celebrating Faith: Year-round Activities For Catholic Families, by Mary Cronk Farrell


PRAYER AT HARVEST AND THANKSGIVING

O God, source and giver of all things,
You manifest your infinite majesty, power and goodness
In the earth about us:
We give you honor and glory.
For the sun and the rain,
For the manifold fruits of our fields:
For the increase of our herds and flocks,
We thank you.
For the enrichment of our souls with divine grace,
We are grateful.

Supreme Lord of the harvest,
Graciously accept us and the fruits of our toil,
In union with Jesus, your Son,
As atonement for our sins,
For the growth of your Church,
For peace and love in our homes,
And for salvation for all.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

From Living God’s Justice: Reflections and Prayers, compiled by The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors


PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Walter Rauschenbusch
O God, we thank you for this earth, our home;
For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running water,
For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot.
We thank you for our senses
By which we hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendor of the summer fields,
And taste of the autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of the snow,
And smell the breath of the spring.
Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
And save our souls from being so blind
That we pass unseeing
When even the common thornbush
Is aflame with your glory,
O God our creator,
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

From Living God’s Justice: Reflections and Prayers, compiled by The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors


THANKSGIVING PRAYER

This Thanksgiving let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord. At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike remember that we are called to serve on another and to walk together in God’s gracious world. With thankful hearts we praise our God who like a loving parent denies us no good thing.

From Songs of Our Hearts, Meditations of Our Souls: Prayers for Black Catholics, edited by Cecilia A. Moor, Ph.D., C. Vanessa White, D.Min., and Paul M. Marshall, S.M.


Abundant Blessing

We thank you for the turkey,
The gravy and the dressing.
Dear Lord, this table overflows
With Thy abundant blessing.

Let us always be aware
That all gifts come from You,
And may we serve Your heavenly will
In everything we do. Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

Religious Thanksgiving poetry can rhyme…or not. For this free verse thanksgiving to God poem, you can leave out the line about “challenges” if you want, in this religious thanksgiving verse.


Thankful for Each Other

Dear Lord,
As we gather together around this table
laden with your plentiful gifts to us,
we thank You for always providing
what we really need
and for sometimes granting wishes
for things we don’t really need.
Today, let us be especially thankful
for each other–for family and friends
who enrich our lives in wonderful ways,
even when they present us with challenges.
Let us join together now
in peaceful, loving fellowship
to celebrate Your love for us
and our love for each other. Amen.


Thanksgiving Blessings

Lord, as we bow our heads to pray,
We celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
Help us have the right attitude,
As we turn to you in gratitude.

Thank you for our festive mood;
Thank you, Lord, for this good food;
Thanks for blessings great and small;
Thank you, thank you for it all.

By Joanna Fuchs


 


Thanksgiving Prayers for Kids

When I was a young girl, my relatives had my brother and I say a little two-line Thanksgiving Day prayer aloud at the dinner table. This Thanksgiving grace went like this: “Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, and let this food by thee be blessed.” So here are some little two-line Christian Thanksgiving prayers that kids could say as a poem or prayer for Thanksgiving, or at other dinners. These short Thanksgiving poems are easy to memorize.

Lord, we thank you this Thanksgiving,
For the food we eat and the lives we’re living. Amen.

Lord, we pray You’ll bless this food,
As we eat it now in gratitude. Amen.

We thank You, God, for the food we eat;
We thank you for our lives so sweet. Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family

Prayer of Thanksgiving Day


More Thanksgiving Prayers for Kids

Here are some additional two-line Thanksgiving prayers for young children:

Thank you, God for this food so yummy;
Thank you for a happy tummy!

Thank you, Lord, for this special treat;
We’ll keep Your blessings in mind, as we eat.

Thanks for food and thanks for love;
Thanks to our Lord in heaven above.

By Joanna Fuchs


Thank You For…

Thank You for delicious yummies
To fill our hungry, grateful tummies.
For other things we’re thinking of
And for Your everlasting love,
For all the blessings that You bring,
Thank you God, for everything.

By Joanna Fuchs


 


For All that You Give Us

Dear Lord,
On this Thanksgiving Day,
we are thankful
for all that You give us,
for all that You do for us,
for all that You teach us.
Thank You for guiding us
to live our lives
in Your will,
in Your purpose,
in Your plan for us.
Thank You for Your protection
from worldly influence and danger.
Thank You for bringing us gently
to a deeper knowledge of You
and what You want from us,
with Your love, mercy,
compassion and grace.
And thank you, Lord,
for the blessings
we are experiencing right now
at this very moment–
the food,
and the precious people
who are with us
to enjoy this meal
and this day.
Thank You, Lord. Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs


Attitude of Gratitude

Dear Lord, we come to You today
With a humble attitude.
For all you give, our hearts are full
Of love and gratitude.

Thank you for this special time
To offer our Thanksgiving.
Thank you for this food, and for
The blessed lives we’re living.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen

By Joanna Fuchs


We Are Thankful

Dear Lord,
we are thankful for this day,
set aside to honor all the ways You bless us
with Your goodness, love, and grace.
We are thankful for the people at this table
who add a variety of wonderful things to our lives
just by being who they are.
We are thankful for the food we are about to eat,
which You created for our nourishment and pleasure.
Most of all, Lord, we thank You
for always being there for us,
guiding us, encouraging us,
comforting us and blessing us.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs


Countless Blessings

Lord, on this special day of thankfulness,
we thank You not only for the delicious food,
lovingly prepared and presented,
but also for special gifts
You’ve given to this family—
loved ones we cherish dearly,
a comfortable place to live,
the beauty that surrounds us,
material pleasures,
health, spiritual wealth,
and so much more.
How can we show our gratitude for
the countless blessings You’ve provided?
We thank You for giving us clear direction,
through Your Holy Word
on how to show our appreciation,
by obeying Your commands
and by loving and serving our neighbors.
Thank You, Lord.

By Joanna Fuchs


Another Good Year

We thank you, Lord, for food and friends
And for all of the joy this holiday lends;
It’s Thanksgiving Day and we can see
The blessings you’ve provided our family.

Thanks to you, Lord, for another good year;
When you watch over us, there’s nothing to fear.

By Karl Fuchs


Cherished Ritual

Lord, as we pause in our busy lives
to gather around the Thanksgiving table,
sharing the precious bond among family and friends,
let us remember that this abundant harvest,
this feast of delicious and nourishing dishes
is the fulfillment of our faith
that You will always provide for us.
As we go through this cherished ritual,
the Thanksgiving holiday ceremony,
let us feel the comfort of Your care for us
in every bite we eat and enjoy.
In this tradition,
begun by courageous travelers long ago
to thank you for their lives and safety,
we thank You
for the joy and happiness you give us, to lift us up,
and also for the sometimes difficult lessons and challenges
You give us to make us stronger, better,
and more aware of our need for You.
Thank you for the support and courage You give us
to get through troubled times.
Thank You for answered prayers
and also for the times You said “no,”
to keep us from stumbling off Your path for us.
We know that in all things,
You are working for our good.
Now, as we draw together in unity
to savor this wonderful dinner,
we are thankful for those who prepared it,
for those who join us to enjoy it,
and most of all, we thank You, Lord,
for the many different kinds of blessings
You continually grant us.
We pray that You’ll bless this food,
and bless all of us as we gather together.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs


Thanksgiving Table Blessing

Thank You, God
For the food we are about to eat,
For those who are here
To share these blessings,
For the generosity of our hosts
That make this possible.
Bless those who are here
And those who are in our hearts,
And all those who are not
As fortunate on this day.

Amen.

Submitted By Patricia Gore


We Give Thanks to You – Thanksgiving Blessings

As we bow our heads to pray, we give thanks to you God, for this Thanksgiving Day.

We thank you Father, for our families, friends, and for all the blessings, both big and small, that you pour out on us each day.

We give thanks to you for this food and for the hands that have prepared it. We ask your blessings upon this meal: that it will nourish our bodies and refresh our souls.

We give thanks to you for this wonderful time together, and for each one present here today.

We ask you, dear Lord, let each one of us feel your love, comfort, and presence in our lives today and every day.

Let us not forget those who can’t be here with us today. We give thanks to you for them, too. We miss our loved ones, Lord, but we are thankful for all the good times that we had with them.

We know, Lord, that this life is not all there is; that the best is yet to come if we live for you. So, help us each day to live our lives in ways that honor and please you. And we’ll not forget to give you all the praise and glory.

In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Submitted by Ethel Faye Grzanich


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family

Happy Thanksgiving Prayer for Family


Moravian Blessing
Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be
And bless these gifts
Bestowed by Thee.
And bless our loved ones everywhere,
And keep them in Your loving care.


We Gather Together Hymn
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

By Adrianus Valerius
By Theodore Baker (translator)


Thanksgiving
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson


We Give Thanks
Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father.

By Harry Jewell


Help Me Thanksgiving Day Prayer
O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
Amen.

By Samuel F. Pugh


Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer
Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You’ve done
Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.

By Mary Fairchild


A Thanksgiving Day Prayer
Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray
We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing
We’re slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold
But Lord, I’d like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for
For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head
I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know
Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure
That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace
So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided
And bless each and every person invited
Amen!

By Scott Wesemann


Abundant Blessing
We thank you for the turkey,
The gravy and the dressing.
Dear Lord, this table overflows
With Thy abundant blessing.
Let us always be aware
That all gifts come from You,
And may we serve Your heavenly will
In everything we do. Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs


Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.


Humorous Thanksgiving Prayer
When turkey’s on the table laid,
And good things I may scan,
I’m thankful that I wasn’t made
A vegetarian.

By Edgar A. Guest


 

Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family

Happy Thanksgiving Prayer Catholic

Give us this day our daily bread, O Father in heaven, and grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor; in the name of the Father, and of the Sone, and of the Holy Spirit.

From the abbey of New Clairvaux, Viña, California


Though our mouths were full of song as the sea,
and our tongues of exultation as the multitude of its waves,
and our lips of praise as the wide-extended firmament;
though our eyes shone with light like the sun and the moon,
and our hands were spread forth like the eagles of heaven,
and our feet were swift as hinds,
we should still be unable to thank thee and bless thy name,
O Lord our God and God of our fathers,
for one thousandth or one ten thousandth part of the bounties which thou has bestowed upon our fathers and upon us.

From the Hebrew Prayer Book


Psalm 111

Praise the Lord.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who have pleasure in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures for ever.
He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy,
they are established for ever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures for ever!


O God of all Creation: You have cared for the earth, and have filled it with your riches. Abundance flows in your steppes, through the pastures and wilderness. You provide for our land, softening it with showers, bathing it in light, and blessing it with growth.

The hills sing with joy; the meadows are covered with flocks; the fields deck themselves with wheat; and together they glorify your name!

On this occasion of our Thanksgiving, we as a nation take rest from our labors to consider your many blessings. We thank you for our freedoms, and for the opportunity to contribute our skills, our attributes and our values toward the good of society.

We thank you for the mixture of our cultures, blending us into one people under God. Help us to be a light unto other nations, and to further the cause of freedom and justice all over the world.

We remember those who are less fortunate than we. We lift up in prayer the victims of poverty and racism, and all those who suffer from forms of political and economic oppression. Let the word that goes forth from our mouths speak of your peace, and let us proclaim our hope in Christ as Savior of all humankind.

We pray that you will bless all those who gather here, as we have come to experience your presence among us. Give us your guidance, O God, and empower us for your work. For we claim nothing for ourselves, but return all honor and glory unto you, and offer our thanks and praise. Amen.

From “Prayers for God’s People”
Thomas P. Roberts, editor


The Canticle of the Creatures
Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, honor and blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong;
no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.

We praise You, Lord, for all Your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun,
who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor,
of You Most High, he bears your likeness.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars,
in the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

We praise You, Lord, for Brothers Wind and Air,
fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Water,
so useful, humble, precious and pure.

We praise You, Lord, for Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night.
He is beautiful, playful, robust, and strong.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth,
who sustains us
with her fruits, colored flowers, and herbs.

We praise You, Lord, for those who pardon,
for love of You bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
by You Most High, they will be crowned.

We praise You, Lord, for Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in their sins!
Blessed are those that She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.

We praise and bless You, Lord, and give You thanks,
and serve You in all humility.

By St. Francis of Assisi


Thanksgiving Prayer to God – Short Thanksgiving Prayer

Lord, thank you for walking with us through the seasons of our lives.
For the winter, when we are held safe in your arms through the darkness.
For the hope of spring, as we are filled with new promise and life.
For summer time, full of warmth and colour
And for autumn days as leaves fall to seed new growth.
You are always with us.

Amen.


Thanksgiving dinner prayer

O Lord,

How full is this world of your unending creativity.
How astounding is creation in all its variety.
How breathtaking is new life, growth and transformation.
How wonderful is your provision for us your children!
This day, we celebrate your great goodness with thankful hearts and joyful lives.

Amen.


Children and Family Prayers
Thanksgiving Prayer for Children
(a prayer for young children to say)

Lord, thank you for the flowers and thank you for the trees
Thank you for my special friends and all the fun they bring
Thank you for the food I eat and thank you for my drink
But most of all I thank you for the way you love me


Thanksgiving prayer for the family

Lord God,

I give you all the members of our family. You know them all so well and love them all. I ask that you would cover us with a rainbow of hope.

Hope that draws us together to work out our differences.
Hope that helps us to celebrate together and care for one another.
Hope that rides like a banner in our lives and watches over us wherever we go.
Hope that overcomes adversity and gathers strength to overcome.
Hope that guides us and gives us vision for our future alone and together.
Hope filled with love.
Hope that fuels faith.
Hope that breathes peace.

May our family live in you
Underneath your promises.

Amen.


Thanksgiving Prayer for Children

Thank you for our children.
Bless them with your love and peace,
Protect them with your truth and strength,
Engage them with your hope and vision.
Thank you for our children.

Amen.


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Family

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Happy Thanksgiving Day Text Messages for Friends

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Being thankful for all that we have paved the way for receiving even more… this is the very essence of Thanksgiving!


Sing songs of merriment, sing songs of joy, sing in high spirits and good faith too… but don’t you forget to sing a song of thankfulness,
For Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for one’s blessings,
So one can be blessed once more, anew!


 


Roast Turkey, scrumptious pies, freshly brewed cider, vegetables and fruits galore and golden baked goodies align the table… As the toast to Thanksgiving is raised… Let’s take a moment to reflect and
Be thankful to the Lord for blessing us with so much and for making us able.


Thanksgiving is a time to gather around loved ones… to be grateful for all that we have been so abundantly blessed with and also to spare a thought for those not so lucky. It is a season of bountifulness and a reason to share the same… true Thanksgiving is in actually doing that – Giving!


On Thanksgiving and always, May you and your loved ones savor all that is rich… may the festivities come alive with the cornucopia of hope, faith and goodwill.


As the festive dinner is laid, and with rich aromas the air is replete, it is only by offering heartfelt thanks to the Lord- that the family Thanksgiving celebrations are complete.


A Thankful person is always more likely to be happy not just on Thanksgiving but right through life… so make a start this Thanksgiving!


The key to contentment lies solely in being thankful for what one has been blessed with. Only then will one be blessed with more. Happy Thanksgiving!


It’s time to have fun with our friends and family. To enjoy the Thanksgiving day!


Apple pies, bakes, casseroles, Turkey Roast and cider -This Thanksgiving May you feast on all of these and more to make your smiles grow wider!


 


Sending my best wishes to you and hoping that you find continued success and wealth in abundance. Happy Thanksgiving!


May you have plenty to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Wishing that your Thanksgiving is blessed with the bounties of the season and the love and warmth of your dear ones.


Thinking of you on Thanksgiving Day and missing your lovely presence. Hope we could be together on this festive occasion!


You are the only one I can think about when I count my blessings on this Thanksgiving. Missing you on this special occasion!


May your life be filled with nature’s bounty and the divine blessings of the Lord on this Thanksgiving. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Without you, my Thanksgiving would not be complete. Wish I could be with you on this Turkey Day!


Wishing that the grace and glory of the Lord be with your family on Thanksgiving and forever. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Sending a warm thank you for your thoughtfulness. Wishing you life’s best on Thanksgiving!


I will send lot’s of love to you on this beautiful day. I would like to say thank you… Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Kindness is something that always returns. This Thanksgiving, may you be kind enough to thank your dear ones and the almighty for their endless love and blessings.


Thinking of you with love and gratitude and hoping that your Thanksgiving turns out to be a memorable one. Happy Thanksgiving!


Gratitude is what makes a soul noble. This Thanksgiving, may you show your gratitude for all your blessings in life. Happy Thanksgiving!


Your friendship is something that I’m truly thankful for. Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving!


It’s time to thank god for the choicest blessings that has made us a lot happier. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!


Here’s a heartwarming thanks to you for the hope, peace, and joy that you bring to my life. Happy Thanksgiving!


Here are my heartiest thanks for the greatest of all blessings, which is a friend like you. Happy Thanksgiving!


This festive season, I’d like to thank you for the precious gift of your friendship. Have a joyful Thanksgiving!


Let’s wish something better and bigger as it would be possible on the same day and we will be thanking of it on thanksgiving day!


Thanks for lifting my spirits and brightening my days with joy. Wishing that you enjoy Thanksgiving with moments that you’ll cherish forever!


Let’s praise god for his countless blessings and his guidance which helps overrule our mistakes. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Be thankful to others for the joy they give you, be it great or small, and you’ll find heavenly blessings coming your way. Happy Thanksgiving!


A thankful heart is the parent of all virtues. This Thanksgiving, may you give thanks for everything you are blessed with. Happy Thanksgiving!


Hope that your Thanksgiving is stuffed with lots of fun and delight. Happy Thanksgiving!


God will always bless you and your family. I hope you will be enjoying the festival with your loved once. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Wishing that you are blessed with the fruits of your labor on this Thanksgiving and always.


May your Thanksgiving be filled with fruitfulness, heavenly blessings, and overflowing success. Happy Thanksgiving!


There’s no more an appropriate time to thank you for all your support and guidance. Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving is just another day to let you know how thankful I am to you. Happy Thanksgiving!


This Thanksgiving, let’s express our gratitude to those lovely people who’ve made our journey at work easier, with their support and guidance.


This Thanksgiving, may your stuffing be tasty and your turkeys plump. Enjoy Thanksgiving with a sumptuous meal!


Wishing that you have the best time ever with pumpkin pies and turkey delights on this Thanksgiving!


This Thanksgiving, let’s thank those wonderful people in our lives for all the sweet and happy moments we’ve shared!


May you find all joys and happiness that this warm and heartfelt wish can bring. Happy Thanksgiving!


Words cannot describe how much you mean to me. Missing you on Thanksgiving Day!


We may be miles apart but I’d like to say that you’re close to my heart. I wish you could be here on Thanksgiving!


Wishing that your Thanksgiving is full of love, warmth, and extra special moments. Have a happy Thanksgiving!


My dear girl, without you I can’t imagine the life. So, thank you God for giving me changes to live with you. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


May your heart and hearth brim over with warmth, comfort and contentment this Thanksgiving.


May your heart and hearth brim over with warmth, comfort and contentment this Thanksgiving.


I’m so glad that you all are part of my life. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!


May you enjoy the tasty turkey and pumpkin pie, and your life be stuffed with good cheer and joy. Happy Thanksgiving!


May the spirit of gratitude make your Thanksgiving a beautiful and bountiful celebration.


Hope that you’re surrounded with the love of your family and dear ones on this festive season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


I’m really glad that we’re family. Thanking god for having you in my life, on this special day.


This Thanksgiving, I wish that god showers you and your family with peace, love, warmth, and joy. Have a joyous Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day with friends and family and give thanks for all that you have.


Warm wishes from our family to yours for a Happy Thanksgiving!


May your holiday, home, and hearts be filled with love and blessings this Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving To Our Daughter and Her Family!


I love to thank God for providing me the Opportunity to live the life with you. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


On Thanksgiving and always, May you and your loved ones savor all that is rich… May the festivities come alive with the cornucopia of hope, faith and goodwill.


A Thankful person is always more likely to be happy not just on Thanksgiving but right through life. So, make a start this Thanksgiving!


On this Thanksgiving Day, I wish to say that I am honored to have you in my life. Thanks for loving and caring for me.


Wishing that your Thanksgiving is full of love, warmth and extra special moments. Have a happy Thanksgiving!


Two parts to Thanksgiving. The thanks part and the giving part. It’s a cyclical mystery.


This year, I think we need to return to the values of the first Thanksgiving: a return to reflection, a return to appreciation for what we have, a return to thanks. We must give thanks for all the blessings we enjoy.


You cannot be an effective witness for God, if you are not thankful. No one will want what you have if you are miserable all of the time! The joy of the Lord is your strength.


You will susceptible to the wiles of the Devil, if you are not thankful. A discontented person is a perfect target for the Devil. The Devil has happy apples in his tree. Beware!


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


Thank you – thank you God. Because, I don’t want anything as you have given me everything. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Friendship doesn’t occurs with special people, people becomes special after becoming friends just wanted to let you know that your very special to me. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; No one can give thanks if they have a short memory. Happy Thanksgiving!


We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of the treasures life has given us. Happy Thanksgiving!


Just sleep tight and thank God for the wonderful things He has blessed you be grateful and thank him, because he will give you more important things.


More than merely appreciating our blessings, it is important to use them in a correct way. This only can truly determine as to how thankful we are. Happy Thanksgiving!


You are the most special person in my life. You are my friend, philosopher, and guide and lot more. Thanks for coming in my life!


We find it easy to ask for favors but difficult to thank. May this Thanksgiving give you more reasons to thank God each day. Happy Thanksgiving!


At Thanksgiving, we thank you for your good will, loyalty, and friendship. Happy thanksgiving…


We find it easy to ask for favors but difficult to thank. May this Thanksgiving give you more reasons to thank God each day…


Thanksgiving is a blessing in disguise. Make this day as special as you can and thank your friends & family with your heart. Happy Thanksgiving!


81. A day without you is not a day, so I would like to thank God for giving you in my life. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast, toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased. Happy Thanksgiving!


On thanksgiving day we are thankful for our blessings all year through for the family we dearly love, for good friends, old & new.


Thanks so much for being there on my side and supporting me all through.  Without you my life would have been incomplete.


This thanksgiving may your home be filled with the Lord loving presence abounding in the fullness of his joy and the gift of his peace as you reflect upon the blessings he has bestowed upon you.


Thank you for inviting us to your Thanksgiving dinner a day spent in your company is invariably a winner.


May you have a wonderful time this Thanksgiving, with friends & family. Enjoy, Happy Thanksgiving Day!


On this Thanksgiving Day, I wish to say that I am honored to have you in my life. Thanks for loving & caring for me.


Thank you so much, I have to live the life because it is given by the life to spend.


It’s time to celebrate our friendship and cherish the memories that we’ve shared with happiness and cheer. Wishing you the joys of Thanksgiving!


Sending my warm thoughts and wishes for you and your family to have a joyous and bountiful Thanksgiving.


Let’s hope that our Thanksgiving will be filled with warmth and happiness. Happy Thanksgiving!


May god bless you and your family in abundance on this Thanksgiving! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.


It’s time to say thank to the God for everything we’re having. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


A single candle can illuminate an entire room, a true friend like you dazzles up an entire lifetime. Thanks for gifting me the bright lights of your friendship. Thank you very much…


I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered on food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.


Happy Thanksgiving, sweetheart. I miss you so much!


Thank you for touching my life in ways you may never know. My riches do not lie in material wealth, but in having friend like you a precious gift from God.


The year yields its harvest sharing abundant blessings may your thanksgiving be blessed with fruitfulness and over flowing love. Happy Thanksgiving…


It’s because of God, I’m able to live my dream life. Without you my life would have been incomplete…


 


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Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings

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Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings


“You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave.”
— Dylan Brody


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



“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
— Benjamin Franklin


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.”
— Albert Einstein


“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”
— Erma Bombeck


“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.”
— Robert Caspar Lintner


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


“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”
— W.J. Cameron


“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”
— E.P. Powell


“Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.”
— Michael Dresser



Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings


“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 W. Clark


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
— Epictetus


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



“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
— Albert Pine


“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
— Cynthia Ozick


“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”
— Albert Barnes


“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.”
— Victor Hugo


“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”
— O. Henry


“Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.”
— Norm Papernick


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family

Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends


“There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”
— Benjaminn Franklin


“I don’t have a solution, but I certainly admire the problem.”
— Ashleigh Brilliant


“You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception.”
— Victor Kiam


“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


“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
— Benjamin Franklin


“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.”
— Epicurus


“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.”
— Robert Orben


“It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.”
— Anon


“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”
— Irv Kupcinet


“Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.”
— Michael Dresser


Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Family


“There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.”
— Oscar Wilde.


“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
— Alphonse Karr


“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
— Maya Angelou


“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
— Charles Dickens


“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”
— Dalai Lama


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family

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


“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”
— Erma Bombeck


“All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.”
— President George W. Bush


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


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


Best Thanksgiving Day Sayings


“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”
— Meister Eckhart


“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
— Edward Sandford Martin


“Do not wait for the day of judgement, it takes place every day.”
— Albert Camus


“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”
— Charles Caleb Colton


Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
— W. T. Purkiser


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


“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
— Frederick Keonig


“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”
— Henry Ward Beecher


“Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.”
— P. J. O’Rourke


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family

Happy Thanksgiving Day Card Sayings


“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


“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.”
— Johnny Carson


“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”
— E.P. Powell


“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
— Charles Dickens


“Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.”
— Horace


“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.”
— Seneca


“I’m thankful for every moment.”
— Al Green


“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
— Albert Schweitzer


“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.”
— Elbert Hubbard


“I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.”
— Joseph B. Wirthlin


Happy Thanksgiving Day Wishes Sayings


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more… It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
— Melody Beattie


“For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


“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


“Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.”
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt


“All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.”
— President George W. Bush


Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family
Short Happy Thanksgiving Day Sayings for Friends and Family

Happy Thanksgiving Day Greeting Sayings


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I’m thankful for the things in my past.
Things that have brought me to where I am at last.
All the lessons I’ve learned and more to come.
All help me to better become.
The people I’ve met and remain close with still,
Along with those that have gone on their will.
All good things come to those who wait,
Thank you God,
For the blessings on my plate.


May God bless you with an abundance of love, joy, family and community during this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving…


 


Thanksgiving
For each new morning with it’s light,
For rest & shelter of the night,
For health & food, for love & friends,
For everything they goodness sends.


In Gratitude
Thank you, father… for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.


Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the two measure of our thanksgiving. By W. T. Purkiser


Happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you abundant blessings, peace and happiness. Now and always.


 

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. By Melody Beattle.


Of all the blessings in my life…
The greatest is seeing you grow.
Sending you blessings in abundance and wishing you all the joys that life can bestow. Happy Thanksgiving!


We are thankful, for our food and our many blessings, thank you lord. Amen! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!


May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!


 


Heavenly creator.
In this season of
Gratitude and abundance,
We give you thanks
For our many blessings,
As we pray for all who struggle,
With hunger and want.
Be with them in the dark of night,
When all hope seems lost.
Keep their faith strong.
As they await relief.
And let your goodness flow,
Through our hearts and hands,
As we reach out to one another,
In the full, true joy of Thanksgiving in Christ. Amen!



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Loving God,
We turn our hearts to you on this day for giving thanks, mindful of your many gifts.
For each one, we are grateful.
For each one, we are blessed.
For each one we are opened to the abundance of your love.
May this Thanksgiving Day offer a reminder to be generous with others,
As you are with us.
We praise you,
We rejoice in you,
We give you thanks.
Amen!


Lest we forget,
The harvest to our forefather meant so much that brought them peace and content. Because, they were not afraid to say – their thanks for all on. Thanksgiving Day!


 


Praise the Lord!
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for every!
Psalm 106:1


Thanksgiving is a time to remember… our blessings and make good cheer with all those who are so dear!



Have A Blessed Thanksgiving Day


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


He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true thanksgiving comes from the heart.  By J A Shedd


May you live a life full of gladness and health, with a picket full of gold. Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Appreciating family and friends…

Thanking God for all his blessings in the true spirit of Thanksgiving.
Praying God’s blessing for you this Thanksgiving…


I like the taste of turkey and time throughout the year. But, it never seems to taste as good as when thanksgiving’s here. Could be it’s all the trimmings that are cooked with it to eat but I think it’s eating at Grandma’s house that makes it such a treat!



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How did Albert Einstein celebrate Thanksgiving? He was very thankful.


Nobody eats a flamingo on Thanksgiving.



Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building? Yes – a building can’t jump at all.


Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving? The turkey, he’s already been stuffed!


Why did the monster get a ticket at Thanksgiving dinner? He was exceeding the feed limit!


What’s the best way to stuff a turkey? Take him out for pizza and ice cream.


What should does a space turkey make? “Hubble, hubble, hubble.”


Why should you never talk like a turkey? Because it’s bad to use fowl language.


When did the Pilgrims first say “God bless America”? The first time the heard America sneeze.


Why shouldn’t you look at the turkey dressing? It makes her blush.


 


Why did the turkey cross the road? It was the chicken’s day off.


What kind of key has two legs and can’t open doors? A tur-key


Who’s never hungry on Thanksgiving? The turkey. He’s always stuffed.



If a big turkey is called a gobbler, what do you call a little turkey. A goblet.


15. How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?  Only one, but you REALLY have to squeeze to get him in.


What did the hen tell the naughty chicks?  If you your father could see you now he would turn in his gravy.


Ah, Thanksgiving!  The day that everyone is thankful — except those on a diet.


I always try to invite someone to Thanksgiving dinner who’s less fortunate than I am.  And, each year they get harder to find.


Can you imagine paying (? Current cost) a pound for turkey? For the first time in history mothers are giving their kids candy. “Here, ruin your appetite.”


Our kids love Thanksgiving diner and it’s all because we’re learned how to draw a compromise between the old and the new. We have a 22-pound turkey — but we stuff it with Big Macs.



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Mark my words, the first person who comes up with a 22-pound turkey that can be cooked in a toast–has it made!


Thanksgiving dinner is a unique experience. It’s like an orgy that’s rated G.


If you’re a turkey, the Bermuda Triangle is Thanksgiving.


This Thanksgiving try to be grateful for practical things. Like, be thankful the post office doesn’t handle prayers.


Our turkey was sick. All day long it had a thermometer in it.


Using a new recipe, my wife put the turkey in aluminum foil. She had to roast it until it was brown. Twenty-four hours later, the aluminum foil was still silver.


Last Thanksgiving my wife cooked the turkey in a microwave oven. We had to eat at 7:30 am.


The Puritans celebrated Thanksgiving because they were saved from the Indians. Lately, I think we’ve been celebrating because we were saved from the Puritans.


Last year we had Thanksgiving dinner at a roadside dinner. I had to say grace over grease!


Last year we had a frozen turkey. For the first two hours in the stove he enjoyed it!



Happy Thanksgiving Funny Jokes for Kids


After Thanksgiving dinner was finished, Mort saw his little brother Sid in the backyard, poking holes in the dirt and filling them in with birdseed.
“Why are you planting birdseed?” Mort asked.
“I’m growing next year’s turkey,” Sid replied.


Grandma: What would you like for dessert, Joey?
Joey: Pumpkin pie!
Grandma: Pumpkin pie, what, dear? Say the magic word.
Joey: I’m sorry, Grandma.  Pumpkin pie, abracadabra!


Teacher: Why do we have a Thanksgiving holiday?
Student: So we know when to start Christmas shopping!


Asked to write a composition entitled, “What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving,” a student wrote, “I am thankful that I’m not a turkey.”


Teacher: “What did the Indians bring to the first Thanksgiving?”
Student: “Baseballs.”
Teacher: “Baseballs?”
Student: “Yeah, they were Cleveland Indians!”


A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked the stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy answered, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”


Gobbler said, “Doctor, help me! I can’t stop acting like a turkey!”
“I see,” said the doctor. “How long have you had this problem?”
“Let me think a second. Mom laid the egg in 1954…”


A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked the stock boy, ‘Do these turkeys get any bigger?’
The stock boy answered, ‘No ma’am, they’re dead.’


Young Simon was sitting in his grandmother’s kitchen, watching her prepare the Thanksgiving meal.

‘What are you doing?’ Simon enquired.

‘Oh, I’m just stuffing the turkey,’ his grandmother replied.

‘Wow, that’s cool.’ Simon remarked. ‘Are you going to hang it next to the deer?’

10. Jimmy: Mmmmm! That turkey smells good and it’s not even done yet. How long will it be?
Mom: About the same length as it was before I put it into the oven, I suppose.


Alma: The pig people are coming this Thanksgiving?
Dad: Who are the pig people?
Alma: Aunt Helen and Uncle Bob.
Dad: Whatever gave you the idea to call them pig people?
Alma: You. Last year you said that Aunt Helen was a crashing boar and Uncle Bob was a ham.



Happy Thanksgiving Humor Jokes


Billy: I can’t wait to go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving. My cousin’s going to be there, and he has three feet!
Willie: Wow! How’d that happen?
Billy: I don’t know. My aunt wrote my parents and said, “You won’t recognize little Howie. He’s grown another foot.


A man when to get a turkey from a live poultry farm. “Do you have any turkeys going cheap?” he asked.
“Nope,” said the owner. “All our turkey go ‘gobble, gobble, gobble.'”


Pilgrim William: Why did Pilgrim James eat a candle, pray tell?
Pilgrim Daniel: I understand he was not very hungry and only wanted a light snack.


And after you’ve finished gorging yourself on a huge Thanksgiving dinner, be sure to watch one of those teeth-rattling, bone-crushing, gut-busting football games on TV.  It always helps to know that someone is in more pain than you are.


My wife is never quite sure when to take a turkey out of the oven.  But, her mother is a very practical teacher. She says the minute the turkey looks like it spent four weeks at Miami Beach it’s time to take it out!


The average mother takes two whole days to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner but most kids don’t really care. I have taken an informal but exhaustive poll of kids and have come to the conclusion that if Twinkies came with drumsticks, all turkeys would die of old age.


We’re having the same thing this year for Thanksgiving dinner as last year.
Relatives!


At Thanksgiving with her folks,  single Sally prayed the following, “Oh Dear Lord, I’m thankful for all the blessing in my life.  And, I’m  not asking for this for myself. But please send my mother a son-in-law.”


Last year on Thanksgiving, the childless farmer and his wife prayed for all their blessings. But, they also prayed that their loneliness of having no children be relieved.  Their prayers were answered and the wife became pregnant. She gave birth to triplets!  A friend remarked, “See, prayers are always answered.”  The farmer then then replied, “Yes, but I never prayed for a bumper crop like this!”


A Thanksgiving Knock-Knock Joke Story

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Ava!
Ava who?
Ava seen a play about the first Thanksgiving?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Wanda!
Wanda who?
Wanda be the turkey in the play?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Feather!
Feather who?
Feather the last time, you have to be the turkey in the play!

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Musket!
Musket who?
Musket I be the turkey?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Hugo!
Hugo who?
Hugo put this costume on now!

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Howie!
Howie who?
Howie am I suppose to walk in this turkey costume?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Wilma!
Wilma who?
Wilma know it’s me in this turkey costume?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Nadia!
Nadia who?
Nadia your head when you say “Gobble! Gobble!”

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Annie!
Annie who?
Annie body seen the turkey?

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Warrior!
Warrior who?
Warrior been? Rehearsal has started.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Justin.
Justin who?
Justin the nick of time!

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Butter!
Butter who?
Butter say your line now.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Mayflower!
Mayflower who?
Mayflowers bloom by Plymouth rock.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Theresa!
Theresa who?
Theresa green until Autumn.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Bean!
Bean who?
Bean cooking all day.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Possum!
Possum who?
Possum gravy on my potatoes.

Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Aida!
Aida who?
Aida the whole pumpkin pie!


 


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May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a blessing in disguise. With your friends and family near, make this day as special as you can and thank them with your heart. Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings! Hoping that this Thanksgiving will be your best one yet!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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

May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving, a joyous Holiday Season and healthful, Happy New Year.

A special greeting of Thanksgiving time to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.

One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.

At this time of Thanksgiving celebration our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation.

May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.

Wishing you all the Hope, Wonder, and Joy that the Season can bring!

You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying. Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave.

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.

I am thankful for the joy and happiness in my life. Wishing you peace, love and happiness on this Thanksgiving Day!

Giving thanks humbles us on this special day. Enjoy a Amazing Thanksgiving holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day with friends and family and give thanks for all that you have.

Wishing you a Happy and Amazing Thanksgiving Day! This is a day to remember everything in our lives small and large, and give thanks.

There is always something for which to be thankful. May you enjoy all the simple pleasures this beautiful season has to offer.

Wishing you the Joy of Family, the Happiness of Friends, and the Wonder of the Holiday Season.

I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.

Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.

It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful ‘in general.’ It’s very strange. It’s a little like being married in general.

Blessings from our home to yours! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is meant to give thanks. Giving thanks doesn’t mean the utterance of words, but by meaning them with the heart.Happy Thanksgiving!

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

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For it is certain that whatever seeming calamity happens to you, if you thank and praise God for it, you turn it into a blessing.

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving with loved ones and friends. This is the day set aside to be grateful and humble to all that we have.

Practice the 20 days of thankfulness, by choosing one thing a day to be thankful for. I am thankful for my health. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

We are thankful for the blessings this year and count you among what is dear.Sending love and warm wishes your way.For a beautiful and happy Thanksgiving Day!

Be aware of what you have in hand rather than to be for what you don’t. Everyone will be grateful to what you have.

Thanksgiving provides us with another reason to smile and another reason to be grateful. Wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

As you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving day feast, remember all the people that are not as lucky, and be thankful for everything in our lives today. Happy Thanksgiving.

Enjoy a bountiful harvest on this Thanksgiving Day as we remember the pilgrims who celebrated on this special day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is not just about the turkey and pie. It is more about the gratefulness that is expressed on that day.Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we’re having a swan. You get more stuffing.

When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

This is a special day of remembrance for all that we can be Thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.

Thanksgiving, when the Indians said, Well, this has been fun, but we know you have a long voyage back to England

Thank for the joy, thank for the sorrow. Joy gives you content, while sorrow makes you strong.Wish you a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is all about giving to the needy, thanking the beloved and eating the delicious turkey, of course! Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Happy thanksgiving hope u have some time w friends and family today. Anyone already knee deep in prep in the kitchen?

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.

A Thankful person is always more likely to be happy not just on Thanksgiving but right through life. so make a start this Thanksgiving!!

On this Thanksgiving Day, I wish to say that I am honored to have you in my life. Thanks for loving and caring for me.

Wishing that your Thanksgiving is full of love,warmth,and extra special moments. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

This year, I think we need to return to the values of the first Thanksgiving a return to reflection,a return to appreciation for what we have, a return to thanks. We must give thanks for all the blessings we enjoy.

Thanksgiving is possible only for those Who take time to remember No one can give thanks If they have a short memory!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”

By this very sweet pie, I shall not lie that you are the sweetest I know and thank you ever and evermore.

If you are grateful for everything, then whatever you have is enough.

Friendship doesn’t occurs with special people, people becomes special after becoming friends just wanted to let u know that u r very special to me. Happy Thanksgiving!

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

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I’m most thankful for You!

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.

God has blessed you with so much love and care. Thanksgiving is the time you thank God for all his blessings on you.Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

May you have plenty to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.

Life gets so busy that we could not find time to say Thank You to someone who has been so nice and wonderful. Thank you.

If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed – like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.

If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes.

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

Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.

Having a heart of gratitude leads to great things. Wishing you and your family Thanksgiving love and joy.

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.

I love Thanksgiving turkey… it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.

To live a life of gratitude is to catch a glimpse of heaven. Many Blessings to you on this Thanksgiving Day.

Sending you double blessings as you celebrate the Festival of Lights and Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.

Things could be a lot worse, the stress of the situation always could be worse, but I am alive and I have a lot to be thankful for – so I shall not waste my days with stress and frustrations – Life is too short!

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Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.

There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

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.

Thanksgiving like contentment is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content…lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better.

I am grateful and happy that you are my friend. With love and wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

May you and your family be blessed on Thanksgiving and throughout the rest of the year.

It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.

It’s time time for counting all of our many blessings! One of my greatest blessings is having a wonderful ** like you!

I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.

Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year.

Thank someone for being a part of your life. It’s the best gift you can give them. May you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy.

The gift of wonderful friends is the nicest blessing of all. You are in my heart and prayers all year, and, especially during this special season.

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

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.

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.

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I’m most thankful for You!

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


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


 


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


“If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.”
― Tony Snow


“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


“My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.”
― Phyllis Diller


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


“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”
― Erma Bombeck


“Eucharisteo—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.”
― Ann Voskamp


“I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.”
― Craig Ferguson


“I still love you, Pidge.”
She didn’t look up. “Don’t. I’m not doing this for you.”
I sucked in a breath, physical pain shooting in all directions in my chest. “I know.”
― Jamie McGuire



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


“Twas the night before Thanksgiving.
All the food’s in the oven.
And I’m in the bedroom performin’ self lovin’.”
― Craig Ferguson


“I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.”
― Joseph B Wirthlin


 


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



“Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.”

― Willard Scott


“I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.”
― Todd Barry


“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
― Amy Grant


“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”
― Erma Bombeck


“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.”
― Victor Hugo


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


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


“A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favour” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favours”. Learn to say “thank you” and why not?”
― Israelmore Ayivor


“Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.”
― Ann Voskamp


“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.”
― Warren W. Wiersbe


“Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrim-created obstacle in the way of Christmas; a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour.”
― Augusten Burroughs


“Is the height of my chara joy dependent on the depths of my eucharisteo thanks?”
― Ann Voskamp


“There is no Thanksgiving back in the old country where I come from. You know why? Because being thankful is a sin.”
― Craig Ferguson


“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
― Henry Ward Beecher


“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”
― Meister Eckhart


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“Superficial social niceties are far different from the deep emotion of thanksgiving.”
― Alexandra Katehakis


“Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.”
― Richard Roeper


“Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.”
― Joseph Auslander


“One moment of prayer, of weak worship, confused contrition, tepid thanksgiving, or pitiful petition will bring us closer to God than all the books of theology in the world.”
― Peter Kreeft


“America has developed a pie tradition unequivocally and unapologetically at the sweet end of the scale, and at no time is this better demonstrated than at Thanksgiving.”
― Janet Clarkson


“Giving thanks fills you with light and joy so you can shine like the bright star you truly are.”
― Amy Leigh Mercree


“My business associate said, “OK, Jarod, let’s talk turkey.” And I said, “If you want to talk turkey, you’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving.”
― Jarod Kintz


“Best of all is to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.”
― Konrad von Gesner


“Carry your Cross with Endurance and Thanksgiving.”
― psalmsgrace


“So once in every year we throng upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart.”
― Arthur Guiterman



Awesome Happy Thanksgiving Quotes


“It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.”
― Marilu Henner


“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”
― O. Henry


“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


“Thanksgiving is not only being aware of the abundance of good in the world but embracing it.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich


“Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.”
― Wilbur D Nesbit


“That’s one of the great things about Thanksgiving: Football’s on!”
― Michael Strahan


“If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.”
― Ina Garten


“Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.”
― John Clayton


“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.”
― Marcus Samuelsson


“I’m not from the States, so Thanksgiving, for me, was never a huge tradition.”
― Daniela Ruah


Quotes About Thanksgiving Day


“Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!”
― Debby Ryan


“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.”
― Joyce Giraud


“You shouldn’t just give during Christmas and Thanksgiving you should be giving all the time.”
― Alcurtis Turner


“While I may not always feel joy, God asks me to give thanks in all things because He knows that the feeling of joy begins in the action of thanksgiving.”
― Ann Voskamp


“It was as if God had become not only the object of my praise and thanksgiving but my creative partner as well.”
― David Brazzeal


“The purest form of thanksgiving unto God is a reflected in our knowledge and understanding about who He is, not what we receive from Him! Thanksgiving is a continuous celebration of God’s awesome nature and Supreme Being!”
― Israelmore Ayivor


“The gift of speaking in tongues enables us to experience deeper prayer and thanksgiving”
― Sunday Adelaja


“My mother loved entertaining, and I’ve followed suit, so we have big celebrations for New Year, Passover, Thanksgiving and birthdays.”
― Joan Rivers


“My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it.”
― Ted Allen


“Thanksgiving is a posture of both mind and heart where we recognize how terribly fortunate we are, and how much we’ve been blessed despite the fact that we probably haven’t been the blessing that we should have been.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough


Quotes for Thanksgiving Day


“Thanksgiving is coming to the life-altering understanding that truly precious things can’t be owned anyway. And the wonder of it all is not only realizing that we can’t own them, but it’s realizing that we don’t have to expend the energy in the maintenance of them in order to enjoy them.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough


“You shouldn’t allow people who hurt you to occupy a fraction of your heart. Forgive and move on, especially in this season of thanksgiving.”
― Assegid Habtewold


“Thanksgiving is inherent to a true salvation experience; thanksgiving is necessary to live the well, whole, ‘fullest’ life.”
― Ann Voskamp


“Life is always a party even with Thanksgiving but sometimes your are the guest of honor,sometimes your are the turkey.”
― b.huijsen



“I would love four children because I have a very small family, so I want those big Thanksgiving dinners.”
― Chrissy Teigen


“I make a fabulous tofurkey for Thanksgiving. My Mexican-Italian family can’t tell the difference.”
― Christian Serratos


“I love Thanksgiving. In Canada, we don’t really have a lot of history with Thanksgiving, and it’s a holiday devoted to food, and that warms the cockles of my being.”
― Mackenzie Davis


“Remembering with thanks is what causes us to trust – to really believe.”
― Ann Voskamp


“Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer


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“Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.”
― J. Robert Moskin


“Homemade stuffing is my favorite thing about Thanksgiving. I wish people served it more than just once a year.”
― Troy Gentile


“Shopmas now begins on Thanksgiving Day. Apparently, escaping the families you cannot stand to spend another minute with on Thanksgiving Day to go buy them gifts is how some Americans show their affection for one another. Weird.”
― Barry Ritholtz


“When I was just starting out in the business, I used to love to watch Lorne Greene doing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I said right then, ‘That’s what I want to do someday,’ and it’s been one dream that has come true.”
― Willard Scott


“Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included, but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don’t ever really get stressed out about the food.”
― Sandra Lee


“Being an Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef, there’s nothing traditional about my Thanksgiving spread.”
― Marcus Samuelsson


“Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.”
― Kurt Busch


“I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It’s the only holiday I insist on making myself.”
― Ina Garten


“There was a time, in the not so distant past, that if you didn’t have what you needed on Thanksgiving, you were pretty much going to have to wait until Friday. Not anymore!”
― Monica Johnson


“Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point. It’s a national tradition.”
― Eric Samuel Timm


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“Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn’t have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship – all perks of adulthood.”
― Rosecrans Baldwin


“Not to sound too much like Christopher Guest in ‘Waiting for Guffman,’ but on Thanksgiving you’re putting on a show!”
― Ted Allen


“Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.”
― John Clayton


“Berries have a lot of soluble fiber. That’s why they gel up when you’re making your Thanksgiving cranberry sauce, with the pectin.”
― Michael Greger


“I always love the soapy conflicts between somebody’s family of origin and their new family – ‘Do I have Thanksgiving at my husband’s parents’ house, or at my parents house?”
― Jill Soloway


“Where I grew up, I could be a punk rocker and a jock. But in college, it became apparent that those two worlds didn’t mix. When I brought my guitar back to school after Thanksgiving break, a friend handed me his bass and said, ‘Listen to the Ramones.”
― Jeff Ament


“It wasn’t the traditional cooking most people do. For me, as a young chef, Thanksgiving meant going to work in the kitchen at places like Gotham, JoJo and Jean-Georges.”
― Wylie Dufresne


“Make sure that your heartfelt thanksgiving is more consistent than your nagging needs and your passionate apology fervent than your unhealthy justifications. Be clean and hopeful.”
― Israelmore Ayivor


“Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss there are certainly brighter moments in every day – moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal.”
― Monique Hammond


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“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”
― Meister Eckhart


“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”
― E.P. Powell


“Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!”
― Henry Ward Beecher


“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”
― Erma Bombeck


“On Thanksgiving day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.”
― Author Unknown


“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
― Henry Ward Beecher


“He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.”
― J.A. Shedd


“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.”
― Johnny Carson


“Forever on Thanksgiving Day The heart will find the pathway home.”
― Wilbur D. Nesbit


“Leaders inspire themselves and others to do, be, give and become more than they ever thought possible.”
― Tony Robbins



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Happy Thanksgiving Day Messages And Wishes for Employees

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Happy Thanksgiving Messages for Employees

“We are so appreciative to have you as a worker and we trust that you have an awesome occasion investing energy with the majority of the general population that you adore in your life.”

 

“Glad Thanksgiving! We trust that you have a brilliant time off with the general population that you adore and mean the most to you. We’re grateful to the point that we have you with this organization.”

“This year, we are grateful to have a representative that is as persevering and devoted as you. We trust you have a pleasant thanksgiving with your companions, family and the ones that you cherish. Glad Thanksgiving!”

“This season of year, it is anything but difficult to consider our companions, family and friends and family. In any case, we needed to take this opportunity to consider the greater part of our workers that we are so appreciative to have. Much obliged to you for being a brilliant representative have an incredible Thanksgiving.”

“We trust that you take this opportunity to go through with your family and friends and family. Appreciate the time that you have with them and don’t ponder work. We’re appreciative to have you.”

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes From Business
“Consistently, we once in a while neglect to tell the majority of our representatives how thankful we are for our workers like you. Along these lines, we’re taking this opportunity to show you how appreciative we are. Trust you have an upbeat Thanksgiving.”

“A representative like you is something to be grateful for dependably, yet we are particularly appreciative for you now and again like these. Upbeat Thanksgiving!”

“We trust that you have awesome time with your friends and family, eat to your heart’s substance and enjoy a reprieve from working so hard for a little time. Here’s to a cheerful Thanksgiving for you and the ones you adore!”

“Cheerful Thanksgiving to a worker that we are dependably past grateful for. You do as such much for us that you merit a decent, unwinding occasion with your friends and family.”

“Much obliged to you for being such an incredible worker. We are so glad to have you on our group and we need you to have an awesome occasion with the ones who make you cheerful. Have an incredible Thanksgiving!”

“Require some investment off, have a good time and don’t eat a lot of turkey. Thanksgiving is an awesome time for us to demonstrate our appreciation for representatives and we trust that you have a great Thanksgiving!”

“Upbeat Thanksgiving to a worker that is continually doing things to make us grateful. You are awesome in all that you do and we trust you have an extraordinary occasion with the general population in your life who matter most.”

“We are constantly appreciative for the things you do, yet we need to tell you now how grateful we are for you. Have a brilliant and unwinding Thanksgiving.”

Happy Thanksgiving Message To Employees
“Much obliged to you for being such an incredible representative and an astounding advantage for this organization. We trust you have a fabulous time, unwinding Thanksgiving that is loaded with affection and euphoria. Set aside time for yourself amid this season of year and realize that we are appreciative for you.”

“We trust you have an upbeat Thanksgiving, we are so grateful for you and everything that you do here. You merit some an opportunity to make the most of your friends and family and have a break.”

“Have a Happy Thanksgiving. This season of year dependably helps us understand how thankful we are for representatives like you. It is an awesome time to think about everything you have done and keep on doing for this organization.”

“Thanksgiving is a phenomenal time to go through with your friends and family and not consider working, but rather here at work we need you to realize that we are grateful for you. A debt of gratitude is in order for being a piece of our work family and have a great Thanksgiving!”

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American Thanksgiving vs Canadian Thanksgiving

Wondering what is the difference between Thanksgiving in the USA and Canada? Here is the full explanation and also why Thanksgiving is celebrated.

American Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States is not just a celebration of thanks for all the blessings the residents have been bestowed, it is a celebration of a moment in history when Americans came together with the native people of the land and realized there might be a chance for survival. For Americans, Thanksgiving originated as a celebration of hope; hope that a new life could begin in a new country, far away from the persecution certain sects were experiencing over in Europe.

That day of thanks was actually three days of continual feasting, celebrated by immigrants known as Pilgrims.  Fifty-three Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans celebrated a safe journey to the New World, and ate their fill of eel, fish, shellfish, ducks, geese, turkey, berries, fruits, and vegetables.  In the modern celebration of the holiday, turkey is traditionally served because it was once an abundant wild game bird said to have been a dish at the original supper.

While the First Thanksgiving for Americans most likely had strong religious overtones, the holiday has become much tamer in its modern version, and people of all religions and beliefs celebrate the day of togetherness. For most Americans, Thanksgiving has taken on the literal translation of “giving thanks,” regardless of spiritual inclinations.

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving is considered a religious holiday, and is the observance of what some call the Harvest Festival, or the celebration of the harvest season and the bounty that it brings. Like the American holiday, Canadian Thanksgiving is related to the voyage of an explorer from Europe. Martin Frobisher, who was looking for the Northwest Passage in 1578, found his expedition was fraught with disaster, and though he lost one of his ships, he managed to find the remainder of his fleet and dock safely in a Canadian bay. Feeling the deliverance was a part of the divine plan, Frobisher held a mass in honor of his luck. Unfortunately, he returned to England an unlucky, poor man, and the true Canadian celebration of Thanksgiving was later attributed to French settlers with Samuel de Champlain, who held huge feasts of thanks.

Though largely seen as a religious or liturgical holiday in the country, there is a difference between Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations depending on the area of the country. Northern or “upper” Canada celebrated Thanksgiving as an observance of the end to the war between France and Great Britain, and while this was also true of “lower” Canada, the southern part of the nation celebrated Thanksgiving alongside the end of the Lower Canadian Rebellion.

Canadian Thanksgiving also does not occur on the same days as the American holiday, but does coincide with the American celebration of Columbus Day.

Regardless of the reason for the celebrations, both large nations hold a day of thanks and feasting in memorial of past times when life was much harder and blessings were far more appreciated.