Preparing to Give Thanks


“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
~Alphonse Karr

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
~A.A. Milne

“If the only prayer you said was, ‘Thank you,’ that would be enough.”
~Meister Eckhart

“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

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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49 Responses to Preparing to Give Thanks

  1. Victoria says:

    Thank you, Mitch. The Epicurus quote is beautiful…and new to me. Perfect. 😊

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  2. Sue Cass says:

    Thank you for reminding us to be thankful and not just on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Mitch. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Gail Perry says:

    Thanks as always, Mitch. Happy Thanksgiving, something should celebrate every day. Without the turkey, of course. ❤🙏

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  5. The Maya Angelou quote is my favorite. Girl power! Frankly, the world would be a better place if more women were in charge. But I digress. Happy Thanksgiving, Mitch!

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  6. Gail Perry says:

    That was last month on this side of the border!🇨🇦🇨🇦

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  7. Mitch, thanks for the quotes on gratitude. Such good reminders of what we should be about every day! Sendings wishes and blessings this Thanksgiving holiday!

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  8. Thank you for the reminder, Mitch. A blessed and joyful Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  9. An Audience of One says:

    Love these! Especially the one about Piglet. ☺️

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  10. frenchc1955 says:

    Mitch, thank you so much for these wonderful quotations!

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  11. Mitch, this is an excellent selection about gratitude! It’s hard to pick a favorite they’re all great. I hope you and Trudy enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  12. says:

    Happy thanksgiving Mitch. I love all the quotes, but particularly the Piglet one!

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  13. Every one of those quotes is lovely! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. trE says:

    These are all such great quotes regarding gratitude. Thank you for sharing them, Mitch. I hope you’ll have a great holiday week ahead!

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  15. Gary Fultz says:

    That picture quote is great, although it does not apply when fishing and you have only caught one.

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  16. Pepper says:

    Quotes worth remembering. 😊

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  17. Roy T. Bennett’s quote hits the nail on the head, or doesn’t anyone say that anymore?
    Happy Thanksgiving, Mitch!

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  18. Chaya Sheela says:

    Lovely quotes, Mitch. Thank you for sharing.
    Love, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
    ~A.A. Milne
    Happy thanksgiving.

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  19. Wonderful.
    I’m sorry if my comment sounds selfish, but I’m find the world very confusing. I know the gap between the have and have nots has been growing, but there is an awful lot of whining coming from groups of people, especially in England, where I live, who can make changes themselves to improve, not only their own lives, but their communities, too. It’s as though they have become totally reliant on others to fulfil their needs. Too often you hear said, “I think the government should help us with this and that.
    When you see the devastation of war, natural disasters and the pandemic has had on countries around the world and how these countries and working hard to rebuild themselves.
    I guess I’m of the age when I heard my parents and grandparents talking about life during the second world war when you had to ‘make do and mend’ You had the help your family and neighbours because you all were in the same boat.

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  21. markbierman says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mitch!

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  22. gregoryjoel says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Mitch. Thank you for the A.A. Milne quote. I’m pretty sure Winnie the Pooh is a good plan to follow…

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  23. Just found your blog after you liked one of my posts – thank you, Mitch. I love these quotes – so much sense spoken of in them. The Alphonse Karr quote has always been my favourite. Closely followed by the A.A. Milne quote – I’ve always loved Pooh Bear!


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