The Pilgrims hosted the first Thanksgiving in 1621, but people before and after that feast have recognized the importance of gratitude and giving thanks. Here are some of quotes about being grateful and thankful from great thinkers and writers~

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ? Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
– Thornton Wilder

"Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.” – Marcus Aurelius, in Meditations

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” – A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-Pooh

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” – Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love

“Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.”
– Henri J.M. Nouwen

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
– Marcel Proust

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