Declared as a national holiday in Canada and the United States, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This year the day falls on 24 November. While the day has its historical roots in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation, it is popularly celebrated to commemorate the harvest bounty.
To celebrate the day, IBTimes UK has compiled popular quotes to express your gratitude and celebrate the day with friends and family.
1. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. - Meister Eckhart
2. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
3. Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward
4. Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. - Theodore Roosevelt
5. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust
6. We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. -Thornton Wilder
7. Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. - Alphonse Karr
8. I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will. -Charles Spurgeon
9. 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
10. To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. -Victor Hugo