12 Thankful quotes that will make you grateful

As we sit around our Thanksgiving tables this year, let's be thankful in all things and in all ways.

Many of us are lead such busy lives that we oftentimes forget how life has brought us many gifts. One of the best ways for our hearts to stay in a gratitude posture is to count our blessings.

As we sit around our Thanksgiving tables this year, let’s be thankful in all things and in all ways. And when we wake up each day, the first words that depart our lips should simply be “Thank you.”

If you need to be reminded of how blessed you are, here are some quotes that will lift your spirits this holiday season.


“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


“We think we have to do something to be grateful or something has to be done in order for us to be grateful, when gratitude is a state of being.”

–Iyanla Vanzant


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”



“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


“‘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


“My parents are the coolest of the cool on every single level, and it’s because they have a deep appreciation for every moment of their lives.”

–Rashida Jones


“You are your best thing.”

–Toni Morrison


“I did my best, and God did the rest.”

–Hattie McDaniel


“Prayer begins where human capacity ends.”

–Marian Anderson


“We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.”

–Michelle Obama


“I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.”

–Kerry Washington


“What would we do without our readers who love and support us so unconditionally? We are grateful for you ALL!”

–The Editors of 50BOLD.com