As you sit down for that sumptuous turkey meal on Nov. 22 with your family and friends, it might be hard to remember things to be grateful for on Thanksgiving this year, given the politically charged and emotionally divided atmosphere of the country.

In case you were struggling to find the right words to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving or simply lighten the mood, here are a few quotes from eminent personalities about one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States, courtesy of Brainy Quote:

“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

“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.” — Joyce Giraud

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving Central American immigrants and their families pray before Thanksgiving dinner in Stamford, Connecticut, Nov. 24, 2016. Photo: Getty Images/ John Moore

“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.” — Frank A. Clark

“My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.” — Phyllis Diller

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the 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.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“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.” — Gloria Gaither

“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

“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.” — Jon Stewart

“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 there's people that are not with their families.” — Guy Fieri

“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.” — John Clayton

“I'm from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I'm thankful for that.” — Howie Mandel

“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.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin

“I think most people have that crazy uncle they sit at Thanksgiving dinner with: someone they disagree with politically but love them anyway.” — Alan Colmes

“My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jell-O with whipped cream on it. And it's delicious.” — Bobby Moynihan