Thanksgiving is not complete without the traditional, elaborate feast. On this holiday, people prepare variety of food, including the traditional roast turkey. The table is laden with a variety of salads, roast turkey, gravies, pies, and vegetables.
Thanksgiving is a gourmand's delight -- a gastronomic fiesta for foodies. As the wonderful aroma of roasting turkey fills the kitchen, you are reminded of the many Thanksgiving meals that you shared with family during childhood. The delicious pumpkin and cranberry pies make you nostalgic about grandmother's cooking. Kids enjoy the celebration, and also learn a few valuable lessons on social behavior as they share the Thanksgiving meal with family.
Laughter at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table
As you sit around the family dinner table, tucking in the array of lip-smacking delights, there is place for conversation, laughter and a host of thanksgiving humor. One of my favorites is by American actress and comedian Rita Rudner. It goes, "My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow." Gratitude is wonderful, but Thanksgiving is not without its share of humor. Find some more funny Thanksgiving sayings on this page.
Jay LenoCelebrate Your Near and Dear Ones
You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.
I love Thanksgiving turkey... it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, “Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave."
The turkey that President Obama will pardon this Thanksgiving is from California. The turkey said, "I don't need a pardon. I need a job.'
There is no Thanksgiving back in the old country where I come from. You know why? Because being thankful is a sin.
Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with family and friends. If you enjoy entertaining, organize a Thanksgiving get-together during the Thanksgiving weekend. Columnist Courtland Milloy highlighted the importance of appreciating one's nearest and dearest through a poignant quotation, "Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends."
Send Out "Thank You" Cards and Wishes on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a wonderful occasion to express your thanks to those who contributed to enrich your life. Do you have a friend who stood by you during troubled times? Did you have a teacher who helped you in your career choice? Do you have a colleague, who makes your day at office fun and invigorating? Make the most of Thanksgiving by expressing your gratitude to those that matter. Scour the stores for appropriate "thank you" cards or simply text your appreciation. Writer Cynthia Ozick once said, "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."
Darnell Lamont WalkerThe Importance of a Heartfelt "Thank You"
Some of you are eternal doormen. Holding the door open for those who are headed out into greatness. I thank you for that.
Joshua Braff, The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
If only there was enough space on this tiny card to evoke my unfettered joie de vivre for what you have done. The gaiety, the mirth, the heavenly bubbling of every effusive cell that sings inside me for your kind and pithy offering.
James Russell Lowell
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.
Let our hearts overflow with thankfulness . . .
We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations, which appear dark and frowning.
If you know someone ungrateful and thankless, pray for them! They are in prison and are blind to the bars and chains that hold them in darkness. The prayers of a righteous person avails much.
Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.
The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Ancient Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero has left behind many quotable quotes. He said, "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues." This wise quotation reminds us of the importance of being grateful. A simple "thank you" has the power to make people feel appreciated. There is hardly a better occasion to express your appreciation than on Thanksgiving.
Sir John TempletonEvery Day Is Thanksgiving Day
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn Thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative -- or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness; they draw people.
I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
Henry David Thoreau
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
Warren W. Wiersbe
The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.
E. P. Powell
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.
Why limit expressions of gratitude to just a single day of the year? Let the thanks flow everyday. Call your parents and express your love and gratitude. Show your appreciation to friends and teachers. Everyone likes to be appreciated, and while Thanksgiving offers a great opportunity, so does every other day of the year. Remember that joyful quote by author Amanda Bradley, "Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!" Happy Thanksgiving!