We are all filled with anticipation before most of these holidays, but they usually go just as fast as they come. The Thanksgiving holiday has ended, but our thanksgiving should continue daily for many reasons. I have compiled 31 of the best quotes surrounding the need for us to be consistently thankful. I hope you will reflect on one of these quotes each day of the month to get your day started.

1. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

2. “Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

3. “There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving one the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.” Jim Rohn

4. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell

5. “Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the LORD is good, His mercy is everlasting and His truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5

6. “When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” Sam Lefkowitz

7. “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 107:1

8. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” John F. Kennedy

9. “When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” Tecumseh

10. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer

11. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Cynthia Ozick

12. “Give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20

13. “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” Karl Barth

14. “Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exist in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness.” Unknown

15. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.” Gertrude Stein

16. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

17. “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” John Wooden

18. “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 4:2

19. “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.” Oprah Winfrey

20. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” W.T. Purkiser

21. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Toole

22. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

23. “Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” Alice Walker

24. “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” Margaret Cousins

25. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

26. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” John Wooden

27. “Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” Robert Louis Stevenson

28. “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” Zig Ziglar

29. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

30. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” Maya Angelou

31. “None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Even after Thanksgiving, I’m still and will always be thankful!

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