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Be Thankful For What You Have – You’ll End Up Having More And Other Quotes – Thanksgiving

Be Thankful For What You Have – You’ll End Up Having More And Other Quotes – Thanksgiving.

At one time or another, we have all fallen into the trap of taking those closet and dearest to us for granted. 

Be it family or friends. As we rush about our busy lives, doing this or that, we tend to forget to appreciate the people God has brought into our life to help and support us.

Below I collected a number of quotes that can inspire us to be more thankful.

Having a thankful spirit helps us not only appreciate ourselves but also all the abundant blessings God has given us like family and friends.

I know some of you who might be going through a difficult time in your life, be it sickness, poverty, depression, pain, loss, divorce, grief, heartache, stress etc and might be wondering what abundant blessings I’m talking about.

But if you take a minute to look around, you will find a lot to be thankful for.

You just have to develop the right senses, attitude and spirit.

I pray the quotes below will be just the right thing to help open your eyes to the beauty and blessings around you.

Additionally, I have shared a youtube Video below with a totally cool and heartwarming music creatively produced from the words of Psalm 95 which is a Psalm filled with Praise and Thanksgivings to the Lord God Almighty.

“A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.”


Billy Graham

“Gratitude is a blessed act.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”

Meister Eckhart

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”

Ralph Marston

“Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it.”

Germany Kent

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”

Jacques Maritain

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

Melody Beattie

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.”

Irving Berlin

“Gratitude produces deep, abiding joy because we know that God is working in us, even through difficulties.”


Charles Stanley

“Thank you,” he says.
“Thank who?”
“I don’t know. You?”
“No, not me. Jesus.”
“Thank you, Jesus?”
“Yes, Toph, Jesus died for your Christmas fun.”

Dave Eggers

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”

Todd Stocker

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

“Yes, give thanks for ‘all things’ for, as it has been well said ‘Our disappointments are but His appointments.”


A.W. Pink

“When I think of how many people in this world have it worse  than I do, I realize just how blessed I really am and I have to give thanks.”

Shannan Lea

“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.”

Suze Orman

“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

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

John Milton

“To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.”


Thomas Merton

“Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!”

Elif Shafak

I’m so grateful and thankful for all those who have supported the ahavaha website through various ways.

Me and the various contributors on this website and our social media channels are forever praying for you and we are very grateful for the ways you give to us and enrich our lives.

We only pray that we have been able to enrich your life too.


Also published on Medium.

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