Thanksgiving Day 2015 quotes and sayings: Top messages for everyone
Thanksgiving Day 2015 is here and people are enjoying the day with family and friends. This is a day that has always been celebrated with great zeal. People are preparing delicacies of all types. There is no denying the fact that it has become a national festival of sorts and people of all faiths follow many religious traditions on this day.
Many people have also started calling it turkey day as people of all faith and ethnicity tend to prepare the best sort of turkeys on the occasion. Despite having a religious background it has become sort of a secular occasion that brings together people of all faith. So despite Christian roots, it is seen as something completely secular.
There is no denying the fact that most of us donâ€™t really know much about the history behind the occasion and many donâ€™t even want to know. It has essentially become a time to look back at the past and plan a perfect future. By the way there is nothing like perfect.
“To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God,” Lincoln wrote.
Lincoln’s words are just some of the sayings â€“ both heartfelt and funny â€“ about Thanksgiving. Here is a sampling of some of the best Thanksgiving quotes and sayings”
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” â€“ William Arthur Ward
â€œYou may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Thereâ€™s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.â€ â€“ Bill Gates
â€œIf you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.â€ â€“ W. Clement Stone
â€œThe thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.â€ â€“ William Blakethanksgiv-day
â€œPride 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.â€ â€“ Henry Ward Beecher
â€œI 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.â€ â€“ Joseph B. Wirthlin
â€œBest 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.â€ â€“ Konrad von Gesner
â€œDrink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.â€ â€“ Franz Grillparzer
â€œI am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite â€“ only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! My extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.â€ â€“ Henry David Thoreau
â€œIf the only prayer you said in your whole life was, â€˜thank you,â€™ that would suffice.â€ â€“ Meister Eckhart
â€œBe thankful for what you have; youâ€™ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you donâ€™t have, you will never, ever have enough.â€ â€“ Oprah Winfrey
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau
“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
“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” â€“ Erma Bombeck