Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we all pause — at least for a day — to remember how good life is.
I struggle with being thankful — all too often focusing on what is wrong — instead of what is right and good. Because of this flaw, I’ve learned to rely on the wisdom of others to teach me how to be grateful.
Here are a few of their quotes:
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. — Confucius
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. — Buddha
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. — G.K. Chesterton
All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have. — Daniel Defoe
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God… — 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.– Doris Day
Sometimes being thankful also means being insightful and witty as American humorist Mark Twain succinctly points out.
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.