“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Carry it by the comfortable handles of gratitude for what’s positive and that it’s not worse, rather than the uncomfortable edges of bitterness and that it is not better.”
~ Lena Horne,
Singer, Dancer, Actress & Civil Rights Activist.
“It’s just a whole different thing, and it’s just that my life has been a blessing,
and I thank God every day for the gifts that He has given me and for my daughter;
and to be able to watch her grow and be a part of her joys and her excitement
and what she wants to do in life.”
~ Teena Marie
Singer, Songwriter Musician, Record Producer & Arranger
“I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I’ve done in my life,
Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I’ve ever had come true –
I am so proud of that I can’t even begin to tell you, Dollywood is real special to me.”
~ Dolly Parton,
Singer-Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Record Producer, Actress, Author,
Businesswoman, Humanitarian, Grammy Awards (8X), Grammy Nominee (46X),
Academy Award Nominee (2X), Country Music Association Awards (10X),
Academy of Country Music Awards (7X), American Music Awards (3X), &
Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award
“I am grateful to have my life back and for the friends and family who never gave up on me,
for a God who was there when I was ready to find Him.
I am grateful for so much, that every day, one day at a time, is Thanksgiving.”
~ Andrew Zimmern
Culinary Expert, Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality, Radio Personality,
Director, Producer, Entrepreneur, Food Critic, Journalist, Teacher, Author
James Beard Award for Outstanding TV Food Personality (4X) & Effie Award (2010)
“We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving,
and there’s people that are not with their families.
There are people that are in dangerous areas, putting their lives on the line
to keep our country free, and I think that’s something we should all celebrate every day.”
~ Guy Fieri,
Restaurateur, Author, Television Host, Hunt & Ryde Winery Owner & Emmy Award
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“If you are seeing good, you are seeing God. …
When something good happens, you’re seeing God.
Make sure you thank Him for it; make sure you give Him the credit.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer
“Crises provides the motivation for innovation. It is a call to change the way you do life.
The most important challenge will be to change yourself as well as to reinvent yourself in the process!
Go ahead! Make the change! Your future self will thank you!”
~ Juanita Bynum,
Singer, Author & Pastor
“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot.
Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”
~ Alice Walker,
Novelist, Short Story Writer,
Poet & Political Activist
“I’m grateful for all of my friends,
my family and the life that I have,
and the possibilities in my future.”
~ Raquel Welch,
Actress, Singer, Author & Golden Globe Award (1974)
“We generally can only work with the people we have.
I’ve learned through years that showing appreciation to all
for what they do goes a really long way.
Being thankful is not an event, it is a way of life.”
~ Tudor Bismark,
Pastor, Speaker, Author, Co-Founder – Jabula New Life Ministries,
Co-Pastor – New Life Covenant Church