"As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
"Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast,
And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased."
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtues."
"Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember
no one can give thanks who has a short memory."
"I love Thanksgiving turkey.
It’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts."
For hearts that are kindly, with virtue and peace,
and not seeking blindly a hoard to increase
for those who are grieving o’er life’s sordid plan
for souls still believing in heaven and man
for homes that are lowly with love at the board
for things that are holy, I thank thee, O Lord!"
"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday.
People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year.
And then discover once a year is way too often."
"It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace
we ourselves have received,
but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others."