Thanksgiving Day is a uniquely American holiday because of the tradition of its origin, a group of Pilgrims sitting down with Native Americans to give thanks for surviving a harsh world. The same can be said for all people, because though modern times are much different the world can still be a rough place. There is an African-American gospel song with the lyrics, “Everyday is a day of thanksgiving!” Enjoy the time with family, friends and great food on Thanksgiving Day. But let’s be grateful for every day that we have a chance to start new, get it right and make right what went wrong yesterday!
“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
“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
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” W. Clement Stone
“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” William Blake