"In the year 1621, the Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving feast. They invited the great Indian chief Massasoit, who brought ninety of his brave Indians and a great abundance of food. Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish were honored guests. Elder William Brewster, who was a minister, said a prayer that went something like this: 'We thank God for our homes and our food and our safety in a new land. We thank God for the opportunity to create a new world for freedom and justice."
- Linus' Thanksgiving prayer-
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18-
"The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad."
- Psalm 118:24-
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever."
- Psalm 136:1-
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
"Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations."
- Psalm 100-
"Thanksgiving is a very important holiday. Ours was the first country in the world to make a national holiday to give thanks."
"Isn't it peculiar, Charlie Brown, how some traditions just slowly fade away?"
"But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that's what they mean by Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown."
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie-
"Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything."
- Dwight L. Moody-
"Each day is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to Him."
- T.D. Jakes-
"God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us."
- Michael Youssef-
"We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning."
- Albert Barnes-
"The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
- Henry Ward Beecher-
This is the only life you will have before you enter eternity. If you want to find joy, you must first find thankfulness. Indeed, the one who is thankful for even a little enjoys much. But the unappreciative soul is always miserable, always complaining. He lives outside the shelter of the Most High God.
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- John F. Kennedy-
"As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!"
- Victoria Osteen-
"Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent."
- Dennis Prager-
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy-
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual."
- Henry David Thoreau-
"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction."
- Harry Ironside-
"There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise."
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon-
"Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now."
- A.W. Tozer-
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
- G.K. Chesterton-
"The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings."
- Henry Ward Beecher-
"The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long."
- Warren W. Wiersbe-