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Thanksgiving Quotes 2020
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.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school,
work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.
I’ve been giving back since I was a teen,
handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas.
It’s very important to give back as a youth.
It’s as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone pregnant.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go.
Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Life is all about balance, and there are certain times of the year – birthday, anniversary, holidays – that are meant to be enjoyed without guilt.
That being said, Thanksgiving is a meal – it’s not a Thanksgiving day, and it’s not a Thanksgiving week.
I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons
we could not fully comprehend by any other means.
Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out.
It’s called Four Blind Mice and it’s a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not a coincidence.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
I’ve seen terrorism close up, but I don’t live in a state of terror at all.
I’m comfortable going to the Manhattan Thanksgiving Day Parade,
the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
For perspective, the world today is a safer place than it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Airlift, World War II.
After church on Sunday after Thanksgiving, my family would go chop down our Christmas tree.
Once it was home and placed in its stand, Mom and I would painstakingly decorate our tree.
It took hours to place the tinsel, string the lights, find the perfect spot for my favorite macaroni and felt ornaments from kindergarten.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday.
The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving,
shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade,
so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I’m looking forward to it.
I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got,
he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game.
It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas,
and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
I am grateful to have my life back and for the friends and family who never gave up on me,
for a God who was there when I was ready to find him.
I am grateful for so much, that every day, one day at a time, is Thanksgiving.
I was introduced to the Turducken in New Orleans. And it wasn’t Thanksgiving.
Glenn at the Gourmet Butcher Block brought it by, and I had never heard of it or had seen one,
and they put it in the booth, and it smelled so good that I had to taste it.
And it was good. Then Thanksgiving came, and we got one in addition to the traditional turkey.
My parents came from little, so they chose to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving,
delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it.
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving for me is re-watching some of the classic holiday blunders that have been depicted on television.
I remember laughing uncontrollably on the set of ‘That Girl’ back in 1967 when we shot the episode,
‘Thanksgiving Comes But Once A Year, Hopefully’ during our second season.
Christmas is a huge thing in my family. We usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving.
We spend Christmas Eve with one set of grandparents, and Christmas Day with the other grandparents and our family.
It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
I love Halloween, trick or treating and decorating the house.
And I love Thanksgiving, because of football and the fall weather.
And of course, I love Christmas – that’s my favorite of all!
Christmas and Thanksgiving are the two days of the year
where we know the spurs are going to stay off the boots because the family doesn’t have to work.
It’s such a nice – and rare – treat!
I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living.
How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner,
by obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual,
constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is a soil out of which thanks naturally grow.
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I’m grateful for friends, family, and good health.
Then I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.
I adore Thanksgiving.
It’s the only holiday I insist on making myself.
I’m a big cook and prefer to make meals at home when I can. I’m either cooking, or we’re going to a drive-through somewhere.
I’m proud of my homemade sweet potato pie. At Thanksgiving, I make five of them because they go quick.
It’s part of the American experience: We deal with mosquitoes in August, airport delays around Thanksgiving,
expensive health care and the potential of being shot, at any time,
by a semiautomatic weapon as we try to go about the most boring, precious, asinine aspects of our daily lives.
If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
I am originally from Florida. So Thanksgiving was always something I looked forward to,
because I got to travel back home every year and see everyone all at once, around one big happy table.
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way.
I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast,
and then I killed them and took their land.
What a marvelous resource soup is for the thrifty cook – it solves the ham-bone and lamb-bone problems,
the everlasting Thanksgiving turkey, the extra vegetables.
It’s so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early – is it just me,
or does it not feel like Ramadan?
I loved my mom so much because she had to work on a penny just to put food on the table…
During the Depression in the United States, everybody had a tough time.
And I was so hurt because she was crying that she didn’t have any food for us for Thanksgiving.
Every year, I hear about Thanksgiving. Who does one give thanks to? … And who is giving thanks?
What are they giving thanks for? For lots of poverty that’s on the earth and lots of war that is a-rumoring all over the earth? For lots of people who die daily and the crime that multiplies?
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings.
Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.
I like to decide the night before Thanksgiving that I’m gonna do it,
and I’ll see what riff raff is around. Then I get that last-minute surge of energy.
But if I had two weeks to plan, sometimes I wish I wasn’t doing it. But very seldom does that happen.
What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food.
It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.
Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture:
department stores have been associating turkey gluttony with it’s spending equivalent since they began sponsoring Thanksgiving Day parades in the early 20th century.
Throughout its history, the members of Shearith Israel have observed Thanksgiving by reciting in the synagogue the same psalms of praise
and gratitude sung by Jews all over the world on festive days like Hanukkah.
I started acting in second grade – my first role was in the Thanksgiving play.
I was the Indian chasing the turkey. All the other mom’s encouraged my mom to get me into acting after that.
Also, when I saw ‘The Sound of Music’ at Music Circus, I knew I wanted to act.
When people come to my act any time after Thanksgiving, I usually say, You shouldn’t be here.
You should be shopping. Our economy depends on you! You should be out there buying stuff.’
Thanksgiving is the only day of the year when most of the stores here are closed during the day and reopen after midnight.
Even restaurants shut down for the holiday, except for the fast-food chains.
Drink and be thankful to the host!
What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
My mum, Helen, was hilarious. She had a tremendous sense of humor and was a great singer and tap dancer.
For many years, she was the voice of Minnie Mouse in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
She would be in the float as it came along, singing whatever the Minnie Mouse song of the day was.
She was a really big spirit in my life.
I don’t think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving.
There are roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage.
Cleveland is really a giant melting pot – not only is my family a melting pot but so is the city.
There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving,
and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
I have a good house for hosting, so we had the barbecues,
and some of the guys over for Thanksgiving, even Christmas.
Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is.
The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and one another.
Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving,
it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
The more I come to recognize my story’s place in God’s grander Story,
my once-bewildered questions are turning to psalms of thanksgiving at the wonder that I have been included in what He is doing.
As governor, when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq,
I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.
Since 1981, I’ve spent every Thanksgiving Day broadcasting a game,
and it is one of my favorite days. You can say, ‘Woe is me, I never get to be part of the tradition,
or you can say, ‘Heck, we’ve got our tradition, and it’s pretty good.
There are three things that people pick up on the instant they walk into your home on Thanksgiving.
They will be able to feel the human energy. They’ll smell the food. And they will see, instantly, the table.
On Thanksgiving Night, 1942, when I was fifteen years old,
white racists burned our house to the ground.
We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and some people are not with their families.
Some people are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line to keep our country free,
and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day.
The men and women in the Armed Forces, that’s what I always think about and what I teach my kids about. We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving,
and some people are not with their families.
On the morning of Thanksgiving, I would wake up to the home smelling of all good things, wafting upstairs to my room.
I would set the table with the fancy silverware and china and hope that my parents and grandmother wouldn’t have the annual Thanksgiving fight about Richard Nixon.
Thanksgiving was always a favorite holiday for me. The preparation was fun!
My grandma and I would walk to the butcher on Jamaica Avenue in Queens,
order the bird, and buy all the fixings at the market.
You can’t have Thanksgiving and not just be like, ‘All right, where’s the football.
It’s been branded very, very well. You can’t have one without the other at this point.
As much as I love crisp, clean whites, there’s always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak, especially at Thanksgiving.
I was a public aid recipient for about nine years as a kid,
and this time of year was always tough sledding,
so I just committed myself to do something good for someone at Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite American traditions.
I quickly picked it up when I moved to the U.S. from Sweden.
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday – it’s a day that’s American to the core
and it’s a day that’s all about what and how we eat.
I think Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to break open a buttery, oaky Chardonnay from California.
Let’s talk about the holidays, more specifically, consumption during the holidays.
If it’s true that ‘We are what we eat, most of us would be unrecognizable during the period that ranges from the night before Thanksgiving through that day in early January when everyone decides to return to the gym.
There was a time, in the not so distant past, that if you didn’t have what you needed on Thanksgiving,
you were pretty much going to have to wait until Friday. Not anymore!
My tradition, as an adult, is to have an open-door policy on Thanksgiving.
I always host, and I welcome absolutely anyone into my home. I think it’s really special.
If people are going through hard times or not getting along well with their family, they flock to my house. And I’ll have my tree up!
Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we’re thankful for and put them in a hat.
Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever;
That dead men rise never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Once, at Thanksgiving, a neighbor wandered in while my cousin Lisa worked on a turkey,
shearing meat off its frame and sliding the steaming slices onto a big flowered plate.
‘Hey, that’s the man’s job,’ she yelped, in between slurps of her Big Gulp.
No one even paused to acknowledge the comment; everyone just laughed and laughed.
I think I’m going to give my baby her first food on Thanksgiving, make her some organic sweet potato.
I’m very excited! It’s going to be a big day and my husband is in charge of the turkey – he’s the chef of the family!
My interactions with my family members are all one-to-one.
We don’t all get together for Thanksgiving dinner.
But I can sit and tell anyone of them about a conversation that I just had with the other one,
and they’re all curious and interested and respectful
Shops now begin on Thanksgiving Day.
Escaping the families you cannot stand to spend another minute with on Thanksgiving Day to go buy them gifts is how some Americans show their affection for one another. Weird.
Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart,
and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and every breath a song.
I keep saying this – and I keep putting it off because I get busy –
but I keep saying one year I’m gonna tape our Thanksgiving dinner or,
like, our Christmas dinner and maybe put it on my website just for people to see how funny it is,
how much fun it is.
When I was about nine years old, I announced to my mother that I was going to cook Thanksgiving dinner.
And I went to the library and got this whole pile of books. I’d love to say it all turned out great.
It didn’t. But, sort of, from that point on, whenever there was serious cooking at home, I was the one who did it.
Thanksgiving Day, we do a huge lunch. Big family, like, 60 people, we get together.
Everybody brings a covered dish, everybody brings a dessert, and we go all out.
Never fly to the U.S. the day before Thanksgiving or the weekend after because every airport is guaranteed to be crammed
to bursting with people in transit to, or from, their home town.
I’ve spent a lot of Thanksgivings on the road with my band,
so anytime that I can spend Thanksgiving with my family in a traditional aspect,
eating sweet potatoes and cranberries and stuffing and all the trappings of Thanksgiving
and then get on a treadmill the next day extra long, I’m happy.
Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street.
It’s the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday,
seen as the semi-official start of the Christmas shopping season.
When my family was living in Tokyo, there was a year when we couldn’t go back to the States for Thanksgiving,
and we went to Seoul. Mandu is a highly satisfying substitute for turkey and trimmings.
On Thanksgiving, I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that,
following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.
A week before Thanksgiving, my mother bought the turkey, frozen. Then she froze it some more.
Then she let it thaw and cleaned it – and I mean cleaned it because nobody wanted a ‘dirty bird.
She salt-and-peppered the turkey, buttered, paprika-ed, and nominally stuffed it.
From the beginning, the Continental Congress had official chaplains, prayers,
and days of fasting and Thanksgiving. When sessions opened in 1774,
fear was voiced that the religious diversity of the country would make it hard to choose a form of worship.
My birthday is always around Thanksgiving, and I always had to have turkey on my birthday.
My mom was always, ‘Let’s celebrate your birthday on Thanksgiving.
My other siblings got to have special dinners they liked. I resented turkey.
For a long time, I hated turkey. I’ve kind of gotten over it
Under the new government of the Constitution, beginning in 1789,
all of the peacetime measures were repeated: chaplains, prayers, memorials of Thanksgiving,
the Northwest Ordinance, funding for the Christian education of Indians.
Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
When I first sat down with my oncologist the day before Thanksgiving,
and she told me I would need 8 rounds of chemo, one of my first questions admittedly was: ‘Will I lose my hair?
It sounds shallow, I know, but it was a very scary image to me.
In our family, mom and dad are Longhorns, our first two kids are Aggies and we’re hoping our last one is a Longhorn.
It gives us family fun on Thanksgiving Day.
I’m blessed to come from a family with five brothers.
We’re all physical and athletic and like to work out, like to be outside, like to throw the ball around.
We spent our entire childhoods on some kind of corner or in a field.
We still do a Turkey Bowl every Thanksgiving. It gets competitive, man. Bloody.
I miss both of my parents every day, but especially as we approach Thanksgiving.
We always came together as a family for that holiday, playing capture the flag and touch football and laughing a lot.
Let’s say you go to a friend’s wedding, or Thanksgiving, or Halloween.
It’d be great the next day to see what went on with your friends’ Thanksgiving weekend,
or all the costumes they wore on Halloween, and be able to look back and see what they wore the year before, and the year before that.
Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men;
but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.
Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths.
At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.
“There is one day that is ours.
There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to.
Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”
“Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life…
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons,
the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep,
the deep connection of all these things with God.”
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