God created us with a void that can only be filled with gratitude.  Simply put, without it, you, your family, your church, your world will miss out!

Here a few extra-biblical quotes that trumpet the potential in thanksgiving:

  1. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.”  ~Melody Beattie
  2. “The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” ~H.U. Westermayer
  3. “The thing that awakens the deepest fountain of gratitude in a human being is that God has forgiven his sins.” ~Oswald Chambers
  4. “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” ~Cicero
  5. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” ~Purkiser
  6. “On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” ~William Jennings Bryan
  7. “Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise.  Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.” ~Charles Spurgeon
  8. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward
  9. “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” ~Aesop
  10. “Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” ~Author Unknown

May the Lord bless you with a happy Thanksgiving!

Do you have a dynamic quote you feel should be added to this list for the benefit of others?