Thanksgiving quotes we can use all year long

November 18, 2018

I love quotes! Some of them I read or hear and they go in one ear and out the other. Those that really resonate stick with me and help change my perspective about life. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to share some quotes about gratitude, as well as other insightful quotes about living life to the fullest and being more appreciative for all that we have, even when the chips are down. I hope you find one here that embraces you.

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

Be thankful for what you have. Your life is someone else’s fairy tale.
~ Wale Ayeni ~

The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
~ Norman Vincent Peale ~

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 ~

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

Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.
~ Katrina Mayer ~

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

The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.
~ Steve Goodier ~

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

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
~ Maya Angelou ~

A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.
~ Bruce Wilkinson ~

Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.
~ David O. McKay ~

Let go of what has happened. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest.
~ Unknown ~

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

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

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
~ Neil Gaiman ~

“May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey 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 your thighs!”
~ Unknown ~


Tom Seaman is a Certified Professional Life Coach in the area of health and wellness, and the author of 2 books: Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey (2015and Beyond Pain and Suffering: Adapting to Adversity and Life Challenges (2021). He is also a motivational speaker, chronic pain and dystonia awareness advocate, health blogger, volunteer for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) as a support group leader, and is a member and writer for Chronic Illness Bloggers NetworkThe Mighty, and Patient Worthy. To learn more about Tom, get a copy of his books (also on Amazon), or schedule a free life coaching consult, visit Follow him on Twitter @Dystoniabook1 and Instagram.


10 responses to “Thanksgiving quotes we can use all year long”

  1. Linda Yerkey says:

    As always, very very good. Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, and thanks for all you do!

  2. Sandra Holt says:

    Thank you,Tom and Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family. Sharing:

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

    • Tom Seaman says:

      Thanks Sandra! I like that one too 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Please give everyone my best!

  3. Sandie Ordahl says:

    Thoughtful, meaningful and the one about 13 minutes is hysterical. Thanks for the reminder and how vital gratitude is to our well being.

  4. Linda Schnackenberg says:

    Most of us need reminders of what we have to be thankful for. It can be easy to get off course. But what is important is realizing and look at all the positives we have in our lives. And sharing ourselves and what we can offer. Have a blessed day with your family on Thanksgiving.
    Still saying prayers for all who had and still must dea with flood aftermath.
    You have been a blessing to many.

    • Tom Seaman says:

      Thank you Linda-Kaye. I too need these reminders and by putting them down like this, it helps me remember and put to use what is so easily forgotton. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Thank you for your continued friendship, for which I am truly grateful.

  5. Dorothy Mendoza says:

    Thank you for sharing these. They are beautiful! I bought your book, am reading it now. I’m very sad at the moment, been rediagnosed, trying to come to yet another acceptance. Going through another mourning process. Time,time,time.

    • Tom Seaman says:

      Dorothy, I am so sorry you are going through this again. It sure does take a lot of patience to be a patient! One day at a time and please remember to be good to yourself. Many Thanksgiving blessings to you and all good wishes for better days ahead.

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