2020 has been a challenging year.

Hopefully, you are well. Life is definitely progressing differently. Sheltering in place has caused a disruption in people’s lives. We have been confronted with a re-evaluation of where we live, how we live, and what is really important in life. In the end, it comes down to relationships.

These are some of my favorite inspirational quotes for this special holiday…


You say ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled,                                    – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

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

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

Meister Eckhart
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. – W. T. Purkiser
Every day is a day to be thankful. Life’s abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps that abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope. – Ralph Marston
A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. Norman Vincent Peale

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

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. – Dalai Lama

Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends. Steven Furtick


Thanksgiving, like contentment, is a learned attribute. The person who hasn’t learned to be content will not be thankful, for he lives with the delusion he deserves more or something better. Robert Flatt

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude – Cynthia Orzick

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

Attitude is the sign of noble souls.  – Aesop
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. Gilbert K. Chesterton
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.– Willie Nelson
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. – W. Clement Stone
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
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

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age…Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people. 

– John Templeton

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

I cried because I had no shoes until I saw the man who had no feet… let us be thankful for what we have.