“I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time,d but after some reflection.
I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.”
~ 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
singer, songwriter, , actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian,
“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
“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
“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have –
you unlock blessings to flow in your life.”
~ Suze Orman,
Author, Financial Advisor,
Motivational Speaker & Television Host
“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
Poet, Polemicist, Man of Letters
& Civil Servant – Commonwealth of England
“Be true to yourself,
make each day your masterpiece,
make friendship a fine art,
drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible,
build a shelter against a rainy day,
give thanks for your blessings and
pray for guidance every day.”
~ John Wooden,
Basketball Player, UCLA Head Coach (1948–1975), Author,
Lecturer, The Sporting News “Greatest Coach of All Time” (2009)
“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 Gail Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist
“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
Gratitude is shown in acts.”
~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
Moral Philosopher, Poet & Critic
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks
for the light,
for your life,
for your strength.
for your food and
for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.”
Shawnee Warrior & Chief, Orator & Founder – Prophetstown
“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit
our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
~ Amy Grant,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Media Personality,
Grammy Awards (6X), Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (22X)
& Hollywood Walk of Fame (star)
“When we feel that old spirit of complaining start to bubble up in our hearts,
we need to remind ourselves to take time to thank God for His blessings.”
~ David Jeremiah,
Author, Founder – Turning Point Radio and Television “Ministries”
& Senior Pastor – Shadow Mountain Community Church
“I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
Author, Poet, Philosopher,
Abolitionist, Naturalist, Tax Resister,
Surveyor, and Historian
“Greet every morning with open arms
and say thanks every night with a full heart.
Each day is a precious gift to be savored and used,
not left unopened and hoarded for a future that may never come.
~ Regina Brett,
Author, Newspaper Columnist & Inspirational Speaker
“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society.
We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.”
~ Erma Bombeck,
Humorist, Syndicated Columnist, Author & Writer
“Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I’m smiling,
sometimes I’m giving thanks for all the things
I have rather than worrying about the things I don’t.”
~ Yaya DaCosta,
a.k.a. Camara DaCosta Johnson
Actress & Model
“At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list
and say I’m grateful for friends, family and good health.
Then, I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.”
~ Christie Brinkley
a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,
Super-Model, Actress, Artist,Author & Entrepreneur
~ Have a blissful Thanksgiving celebration! I am grateful for you and your ‘follow’. Thank-you!
“Say thank you in advance for what is already yours. …
True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you
sent beforehand that it’s already yours. …
When you get it, reach back, pull someone else up.
Each one, teach one. Don’t just aspire to make a living,
aspire to make a difference.”
~ Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.,
Golden Globe Awards (2x), Tony Award,
Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor
“Today, I am thankful for today!
“If I can play a little part in the world’s healing,
and making it a better place than when I came,
then I just thank God for that chance.”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,
Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)
“Friendship is a priceless gift that cannot be bought nor sold,
but its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold;
for gold is cold & lifeless – it can neither see nor hear,
in time of trouble its powerless to cheer –
it has no ears to listen, no heart to understand,
it cannot bring you comfort or reach out a helping hand.
So when you ask God for a gift, be thankful if God sends not diamonds,
pearls or riches but the love of real true friends.”
~ Muhammad Ali
a.k.a Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.,
Boxer & Heavyweight Champion of the World (1964-1979, 3X)
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
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“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
~ Saint Ambrose,
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