Thanksgiving has become synonymous with cooking, family time, and gratitude. After another unprecedented year brought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is no better time than now to express thankfulness for the simple things in life.

Whether you are sharing a deep-fried turkey with your family, eating stuffing with friends, or indulging in pumpkin pie by yourself, here are a few meaningful quotes on gratitude and holiday cheer that you can share with loved ones, courtesy BrainyQuotes: 

  1. “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.” — Daniel Humm
  2. “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — Henry Van Dyke
  3. “Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” — Jim Davis
  4. “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
  5. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
  6. “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.” — Christie Brinkley
  7. “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” — Oscar Wilde 
  8. “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau
  9. “Gratitude opens the door, the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” — Deepak Chopra
  10. “Be consistent in your dedication to showing your gratitude to others. Gratitude is a fuel, a medicine, and spiritual and emotional nourishment.” — Steve Maraboli