Thanksgiving is more than just a day to eat lots of turkey and gear up for Black Friday shopping. Thanksgiving is more, even, than a day to remind ourselves of all the good things in life. Thanksgiving is an attitude. God wants us to be grateful in all things.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
The Bible tells us that whenever we come before God, whatever our purpose or prayer request, we are always to come with a thankful heart.
Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.
Jesus is moved to happiness every time He sees that you appreciate what He has done for you.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist.
This way of seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
God is in control and therefore in everything I can give thanks.
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
The greatest saint in the world is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity or justice. It is he who is most thankful to God.
Thou who has given so much to me, give one thing more: a grateful heart.
Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.
The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress.
Lord, if You bless me, I’ll thank You; but if You don’t, I’ll be thankful for what I have.
No matter what our circumstance, we can find a reason to be thankful.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
I hope these quotes and verses have helped you to renew your attitude of gratitude. After all, every day that we’re alive is a blessing from God and a reason to give thanks!