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“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. W. Clement Stone
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. Henry Ward Beecher
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

What are you Thankful for this season? Every Thanksgiving season we pause to look back on the year and express Thanks for so many things that came into our lives; the good, the bad and the mundane. Each event opened us to our strengths, weaknesses and our blessings. We can start with the list below and come back soon for more on this post!
The gift of life
The gift of love
The gift of writing
The gift of health ~
The gift of time and memories ~
The gift of family, friends and people we meet ~
The gift of a meal ~
The gift of mental clarity ~
The gift of speech ~
The gift of gratitude

“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

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved. Reba McEntire
I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person. Joanna Krupa
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh
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

I love that list below because it is simple and to the point. See the great good in small things and then the grace of larger things to be thankful for will meet us at our door step.

I Am Thankful by Anon (via inspirational short
I am thankful for the wife who says it’s hot dogs tonight because she is home with me and not with someone else.
For the husband who is on the sofa who is being a couch potato because he is home with me and not out at the bars.
For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes, because he or she is at home, not on the streets.
For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed.
For the mess to clean-up after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat.

For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am in the sunshine.
For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
For all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means that we have freedom of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am able to walk and that I have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
For the lady behind me in church that sings off key, because it means that I can hear.

For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.
For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive.
Finally, for too much email, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.


The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for OCT/NOV 2017 are:



10/01 – World Communion Sunday, Int’l. Coffee Day, Nigeria Indep. Day, World Vegetarian Day, 02 Child Health Day,
04 Feast of St Francis of Assisi, World Animal Day,  05 First Day of Sukkot, 06 World Smile Day
10/08 – 09 Leif Erikson Day, Columbus Day,  Indigenous People’s Day/Native Americans’ Day, 10 World Mental Health,
11 Int’l. Day of the Girl, Come Out Day, Sukkot ends, 12 World Sight Day, 13 Friday the 13th
10/15 – 16 Bosses Day, World Food Day, 19 Diwali, Spirit Day
10/22 – World Mission Sunday, 23 Mole Day, 24 United Nations Day, 28 St Simon/St Jude, Nat’l Chocolate day
10/29 – Nat’l. Cat Day, 31 Halloween


11/05 — 05 Guy Fawkes, 7 Election Day,  10 Science Day, 11 Veterans Day
11/12 —  13 World Kindness Day,  14 Diabetes Day, 16 International Day of Tolerance, 17 National Unfriend Day
11/19 — 20 Universal Children’s Day,  21 World TV Day, 23 Thanksgiving Day
11/26 — 27 Cyber Monday, 28 Giving Tuesday


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“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” Robert Louis Stevenson

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

Motivation Mondays: THANKFUL

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. Meister Eckhart
Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living. Travis Barker
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr

Whether we celebrate Thanksgiving or not, we all have things to be thankful… Start with your BREATH! Come back for more!


Have a peaceful and productive week ahead!

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Positive Motivation Tip:  Be Thankful for all things and all things will rise to abundantly lift you up.

Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
Basic Instructions: Each week, I will have a motivation word to help us create a response. (See listed words for the months above/below)
Email address: You may email or share your post as a comment and I will add it to the round-up of related posts. email it to: contact(@)mirthandmotivation(.)com
Category tag: – Share your post using Motivation Mondays
Twitter hashtag: – Use this on Twitter #MotvnM
Dedicated Page: There is a dedicated page for Motivation Mondays. It has the same instructions and will include other helpful tools and a link to the round-up
Facebook Page: MotivationOnMondays Join our page and add your post and/or any motivational piece you think will be helpful to others.
Facebook Community: We have a Facebook community forum to compliment the page. It serves as another way to share uplifting posts and thoughts. Please join in and add your voice.

Badge: – I created a fun badge using PicMonkey’s free photo editing tools. You can create your own, use WordPress’ integrated tool on your blog or you are welcome to use mine. (see dedicated page)
Tag: – Motivation Mondays
Hashtag: – #MotvnM

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Grateful, Thankful via PixabayAND/OR via Wikipedia


Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

155 Comments leave one →
  1. Gladys S Parker (@momtograndma) permalink
    20/11/2017 3:29 pm

    Thankful is an over used word in my opinion. To be truly thankful one must realize why they are thankful and truly appreciate what it is they are thankful for. I have been taking time to actually understand what it is that I am thankful for and why. Also to what other areas of life does this person, product, thing, pet, energy touch in my life making more that I am thankful for. Sorry if this does not make sense.

    • 24/11/2017 10:00 am

      Thankfulness is purposeful so to be thankful is a deliberate act and can’t ever be overused. I suspect you expressed that perhaps you have overused the word in the past and are now being purposeful… <3

  2. 20/11/2017 5:10 pm

    When it comes to Thanksgiving people think about what they are thankful, usually it for what they have in their own lives versus what other don’t have, food, friends family. I think I most thankful for the unity it bring during the season. Food banks receive the most food during this time, same as clothing banks and shelters are filled with donations as well. Thanksgiving is the start of a season in which everyone seems to be the most giving, hen they truly realize just how much more they have than other.

  3. Carol Cassara permalink
    20/11/2017 5:34 pm

    Beautifully written and such a good reminder for us to be thankful for the things that we have in life this Thanksgiving. I am very grateful for the life that I have with my husband. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  4. Kelly Reci permalink
    20/11/2017 6:11 pm

    I am thankful for what I have, for everything that is coming to my life even if it’s good or bad. I am so thankful to God for the people who loves me unconditionally and for placing them in my life.

  5. Shubhada Bhide permalink
    20/11/2017 7:31 pm

    I’m thankful because of the wonderful life every day that God has given me. I’m thankful because of my family and our happy relationship. I love reading this article, and those beautiful quotes.

  6. Shannon permalink
    20/11/2017 8:48 pm

    Love this post and the reminders to be thankful! You listed some of my favorite quotes! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. acraftymix permalink
    21/11/2017 12:28 am

    That inspirational short story says it all. What a wonderful way to see the world and realize just how much there is to be thankful for each and every day. Sometimes we’re so busy lamenting the big things in life that we don’t have that we completely forget to see all the little things that we do have.

  8. Evelyn | permalink
    21/11/2017 1:50 am

    Your opening quote by Thoreau hits the target, “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Love this inspiring post and the prose that you have chosen to of along with it. There is much to be thankful for this year, and every day of our lives, as we are aware of our blessings, we can go forth and open our hearts to share our gratitude <3 Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. Belinda Alban permalink
    21/11/2017 1:54 am

    I am thankful for the simple things in life. and for my family. Without those around us we are nothing 🙂

  10. Ronnie Epsi permalink
    21/11/2017 2:30 am

    I love the fact that we have that one day when we have to conscious of our lives and all we are thankful for. It’s so easy to fall into routine and forget to appreciate the wonderful things in our lives.

  11. lifewithmelly permalink
    21/11/2017 2:44 am

    Lovely blog post. We don’t celebrate thanksgiving in the UK but I think sometimes we should! Thank you for the motivation though, needed it today!

  12. Dede permalink
    21/11/2017 2:58 am

    I keep a daily gratitude journal that i write in before i do anything else each morning. I think being thankful and acknowledging those things makes life worth living. There is just so much to be thankful for. I appreciate that you do this each week and its not just a Thanksgiving specific thing. It’s good for the soul, body and mind.

  13. Indu permalink
    21/11/2017 3:45 am

    “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual” this quote has touched me deep. Your motivational write ups overwhelm me in gratitude of divine.

  14. Shan Walker (@shanGURUwalker) permalink
    21/11/2017 4:00 am

    Love this. Thanks for reminding me to keep my focus where it should be!

  15. tanviidotcom permalink
    21/11/2017 4:56 am

    The most powerful emotion in my book. It can change your day by a simple realization. Wouldn’t you agree? I am thankful for good health, good life, food and shelter and peace of mind!

    • 24/11/2017 10:02 am

      Exactly and being thankful and grateful from our heart is NOT the same as that lousy throwaway phrase some bloggers use … “thanks for sharing!” Thankfulness is purposeful in ways that sometimes our words can’t adequately express. 🙂

  16. Courtney Blacher permalink
    21/11/2017 5:05 am

    I absolutely love this post! There are so much things to be thankful for! My family’s health, my health, job etc., And we should be thankful every day even if it’s not Thanksgiving.

    • Evelyn | permalink
      27/11/2017 3:51 am

      Courtney, I also agree with you! Gratitude is a daily walk for me too. Being thankful activates the good in my life – and I see clearly, just how blessed I am. <3

  17. wedincentralpark permalink
    21/11/2017 5:30 am

    I’m not American, but I do really like Thanksgiving. Being thankful is important. I love the lists on this post.

  18. Anna permalink
    21/11/2017 5:34 am

    I am glad I bumped into your post today. As I am going through lot of internal struggle in my life just now and it reminded me of being thankful and how important is mental clarity. Thank you

  19. Jacqui Odell permalink
    21/11/2017 6:24 am

    You know, there has been a lot of death lately in my life and some are pretty young. So honestly, I am thankful I have my health and that I am here!

  20. brigettedanielle permalink
    21/11/2017 7:00 am

    I am thankful for second chances. Too often we take things and people for granted and this year has shown me too many examples of my life where I have done that.

  21. Snippets Of Us permalink
    21/11/2017 7:13 am

    I loved reading all your posts for motivation! I am thankful for everything

  22. Joanna Davis permalink
    21/11/2017 7:35 am

    I am thankful this season for the fact that I can afford to fly away to warmer destinations for winter. I am really bad with cold and it’s always been my dream to spend winter in a hot location. And it has been a few years now since I am doing it. So I am thankful for being able to.

  23. 21/11/2017 7:36 am

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving my dear!

  24. Thehyppomyselfthecat permalink
    21/11/2017 7:50 am

    Been thankful us one od the things I have learnt in the last 16 months breakthrough…. I am extremly thankful to have myself, I am stronger than I though and I can do anything. I am thankful for my boyfriend too, who accepts me the way I am, loves me been always on my side. I am grateful for life, this amazing journey full of surprises!

  25. Venus Fitness-Shannon permalink
    21/11/2017 8:49 am

    We have already celebrated our Thanksgiving here in Canada. I am always thankful for my family and friends and my healthy and happiness. Happy thanksgiving I hope you enjoy your holiday.

  26. Traveling Shana permalink
    21/11/2017 9:30 am

    I love your photo compilation. It captures the spirit of Thanksgiving <3

  27. Hannah Marie permalink
    21/11/2017 11:33 am

    This year has been great for me. Every time I think about my past years, I am thankful that I am not in the same situation anymore. Having a thankful heart will lead to open hands, always ready to give.

  28. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    21/11/2017 12:01 pm

    I am thankful for every sunrise. A new day to spend with my loved ones, to share the blessings and to be the best person I can ever be. I am thankful for the sunset too. It gives me a chance to reflect on the day that passed, and to hope to do more should I be blessed to wake up to another sunrise. Wishing you the best Thanksgiving, Elizabeth. Stay blessed.

  29. Ithfifi permalink
    21/11/2017 12:11 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love this post, I know I have to much to be thankful for even on the harder days. I love the poem by Anon, we must take joys and comfort in the smallest of things. Its the best way to a happy heart rather than always wanting more and never feeling content.

  30. lexieanimetravel permalink
    21/11/2017 12:42 pm

    What a great article, motivation of the day to be thankful for everything! My way of thanking my creator is through lighthing a candle at home or at the church and pray. When I have time I attend mass to replenish my spiritual needs. Another way of thanking is giving and helping other without any expectations in return.

  31. lonestarpersuasion permalink
    21/11/2017 12:51 pm

    I love this! It can be so easy to slip into the mindset of having to make everything perfect for family and friends and then worrying about Black Friday, its nice to sit back and remember the meaning of the day

  32. Ave Hla permalink
    21/11/2017 1:29 pm

    The images you chose for this post are so colorful! I’m thankful for my family and friends!

  33. Samantha Schneeberger permalink
    21/11/2017 2:42 pm

    I love this. I have been feeling the Thanksgiving Spirit and am working on crafts with the kids to help us share what we are thankful for

  34. Jenn Pennell permalink
    21/11/2017 4:24 pm

    I love that Henry David Thoreau quote. It’s always been one of my favorites!

  35. lucicoo permalink
    21/11/2017 4:30 pm

    This year I am thankful for my blog and my family supporting me in my blogging journey.

  36. Words of a Texas Nerd permalink
    21/11/2017 5:22 pm

    I’ve often been of the mindset that Thanksgiving should be far more often than one day a year. We should always be remembering what we have and why we should be grateful for it.

  37. Beola Lawal permalink
    21/11/2017 6:15 pm

    I am always grateful for all the things in my life, starting from the air I breathe, to my health, my husband, kids, my parents, my siblings and all other living and non-living things associated to me.Thank you for such a wonderful reminder for us to be thankful.

  38. Katie Kelly permalink
    21/11/2017 6:33 pm

    Love love love this! So beyond thankful for my parents and family, so supportive and great humans. <3

  39. Ana Vukosavljevic permalink
    21/11/2017 6:34 pm

    I think that being grateful is important as much as gratitude and that everyone should practice it as often as they can and more importantly they need to be aware of how thankful and grateful they are!

  40. Jem Castor permalink
    21/11/2017 6:54 pm

    Perfect motivation for Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  41. balanceandblessings1 permalink
    21/11/2017 7:17 pm

    This blog is laid out so nicely with different themes based off the most recent holiday, plus your nice photos! this post has some great quotes about thankfulness. I am very thankful for having come across it! Have a nice Thanksgiving!

  42. livewellplaytogether permalink
    21/11/2017 8:10 pm

    What a great way to be intentionally thankful for the things around you! It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, but we really do have so much to be thankful for!

  43. natnzin permalink
    21/11/2017 8:18 pm

    Love the photographs and pictures .. And I agree we all need to be thankful to god for each and everyday of our lives.

  44. jake smith - permalink
    21/11/2017 8:29 pm

    This year I have been thankful of the things that has been given and not given to me. Because there’s always a reason for everything.

  45. Emily Anne permalink
    21/11/2017 9:04 pm

    It is so important to thankful not only this time of year but all year round!

  46. Marci Smith permalink
    21/11/2017 9:29 pm

    This is nice! I’m thankful for my marriage, children, and healthy pregnancy through this season.

  47. Samantha permalink
    21/11/2017 10:00 pm

    I try to make it a habit to make a mental note or say what I’m thankful/grateful for. It’s important to focus on all you have and not what you lack.

  48. Agnes permalink
    21/11/2017 10:02 pm

    I like the statement that The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life. its so true that once we stop being thankful we lose the essence of life. Being thankful is one thing I will make sure my kids learn to do.

  49. Rosey permalink
    21/11/2017 11:48 pm

    I love the quotes and the list of things to be thankful for too. We are definitely blessed year round. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  50. Marie permalink
    22/11/2017 1:22 am

    Being thankful is something I’m really working on right now. We don’t have thanksgiving in the Philippines, but it’s lovely how you guys celebrate together and just be grateful!

  51. Tiffany Yong permalink
    22/11/2017 2:23 am

    I wonder if people regard the words “thankful” and “grateful” differently? This question was in response after I read both your Be Thankful and Be Grateful post~

  52. Monica permalink
    22/11/2017 5:24 am

    This week especially, it feels like my life has been bombarded with ads! It’s so refreshing to come here and find this and focus on the abundance of things that I am so very thankful for.

  53. Kelly permalink
    22/11/2017 7:04 am

    I’m so thankful for so many wonderful things. This year has taught me so much and one of those lessons is to tell people how much they mean to me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  54. Corinne and Kirsty permalink
    22/11/2017 8:10 am

    Not celebrating thanksgiving because I am not living in the US but I understand that I must alway be thankful. For my bf, family, friends and all the goof things happening to me!

  55. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    22/11/2017 8:10 am

    Thank you for reminding me to be thankful this week as there has been a lot that has been hard to deal with in the past week but I am thankful that I am alive and here to see another day. Its important to find gratitude even in your darkest moments.

  56. Chris permalink
    22/11/2017 8:20 am

    Great post! Being thankful is what brings us back down to Earth and lets us appreciate all that we have

  57. Rachael Burow permalink
    22/11/2017 8:41 am

    What a touching post, I’m thankful for the freedom we still have in the US, and thankful for my growing family. I think its important to emphasize on thankfulness especially since black friday is marketed more then the actual Thanksgiving Holiday. You lose the real focus on what the holiday is about!

  58. Betzy Cuellar permalink
    22/11/2017 9:21 am

    Thank you for the motivation. I am thankful for my family

  59. Flora_the_Sweaterist permalink
    22/11/2017 11:28 am

    I love that quote from Thoreau! If there is something in this world we can never feel to much of, it is gratitude. Our sheer existence is already a gift, anything that adds to that in a positive way is a blessing and a miracle.

  60. Drake Conan permalink
    22/11/2017 3:23 pm

    This is such a great post. There’s a lot of reason to be Thankful for our everyday daily lives. Like me, I am thankful for my family, for almighty god that giving a lot of blessings in our lives.

  61. ❤ TheMrsTee 👓 (@themrstee) permalink
    22/11/2017 4:45 pm

    Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite Holidays! I love everything about it from the colors to the food but most of all I love the chance to take a moment to think on all I am thankful for.

  62. nikesiapannell permalink
    22/11/2017 5:03 pm

    I am thankful for so much this season. Being able to be home with my family this year is one of them! Thank you for sharing this reminder of all that we have to be grateful for.

  63. RonRon permalink
    22/11/2017 6:09 pm

    There’s a lot of things to be thankful this season. Your post reminds me to be thankful and grateful for all the things that happened in my life.

  64. MarciaF permalink
    22/11/2017 6:15 pm

    My 6 year old told me he was thankful for his 4 year old sister without being prompted in any way. That’s what I’m grateful for, the unconditional love I see in these two.

  65. chewoutloud permalink
    22/11/2017 7:01 pm

    THANK you for the encouragement to live a gratitude filled life. I’m still working on my gratitude journals which I do all year round to keep perspective. Happy thanksgiving!!

  66. Syd permalink
    22/11/2017 7:26 pm

    Remembering to be thankful is so important. Thanks for sharing.

  67. adashofdanish permalink
    22/11/2017 8:13 pm

    We have been working hard as a family to be thankful for what we have. Thank you for the reminder and also, the beautiful pictures. I would love for my Thanksgiving table to have all those colors.

  68. Shell permalink
    22/11/2017 8:20 pm

    It is so very important to remember to be grateful for what we have and to appreciate what is in our life, Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  69. Heather permalink
    22/11/2017 8:29 pm

    I agree, if you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies with yourself. I mean the world can be a terrible place, but there is always something to be thankful for. I am blessed with a new home, an adventure in a new state, a new beginning…lots of new things here for me. Happy Thanksgiving!

  70. Josselyn Radillo permalink
    22/11/2017 8:30 pm

    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. My favorite holiday is thanksgiving def!!

  71. Dia Darling permalink
    22/11/2017 8:43 pm

    I have been taking time lately to just be thankful for the little things. When something frustrating happens I try to think of why I should still be thankful. For example: Coworkers are being annoying…I’m thankful I have a job.

  72. Yamkins permalink
    22/11/2017 9:15 pm

    What a great collection of inspiring quotes and stories! Thank you for sharing.

  73. helene dsouza permalink
    22/11/2017 11:34 pm

    I really loved reading about thanksgiving in this article !
    I’m thankful for all big things and small things and all the things inbetween them😊

  74. Karina permalink
    23/11/2017 12:47 am

    I love thanksgiving! And I think it’s very important to be thankful for everything that you have. Hope you have an amazing thanksgiving:)

  75. Garrile Blog permalink
    23/11/2017 2:30 am

    Everytime I read one of your posts I feel so humble… You really do motivate me to be not just more grateful, but kinder!

  76. Evelyn, PathofPresence permalink
    23/11/2017 2:36 am

    “In all things, give thanks.” I am grateful for the inspiration you provide on your Motivation Monday Posts. Thank you!! 💞 Showers of abundance 🍁!

  77. Cha permalink
    23/11/2017 4:52 am

    Im thankful for the gift of love, for the love of God is not to question, without the people loving me unconditionally I am also nothing. Im thankful for the pain and scars I realized I am alive and I can fight, thanks for heartwarming article.

  78. thenafranssen permalink
    23/11/2017 5:02 am

    Love this, so much to be thankful for in this world. It’s often easy to forget all we have but so important not to.

  79. Edith Rodriguez permalink
    23/11/2017 5:37 am

    I need to start doing some Motivation Mondays! But on the topic of Thankfulness, I have so much to be thankful for starting with my family and ability to travel. Hope you enjoy Thanksgiving and keep enjoying the things you are grateful for.

  80. Sarah Althouse permalink
    23/11/2017 6:31 am

    I feel like I have so much to be thankful for this year! My family, new home and baby on the way. 🙂

  81. Kim Lee (@KimsCravings) permalink
    23/11/2017 6:48 am

    What a great writeup! I have so much to be thankful for this year and I’m not taking it for granted at all!

  82. pinkrimage (@pinkrimage) permalink
    23/11/2017 6:49 am

    This is a very inspiring post…i consciously try to express my gratitude to people who matter to me

  83. Stephanie JNote permalink
    23/11/2017 9:20 am

    I love how you turned things that we can complain about like achyness into something to be thankful for because that means you worked hard. Great way to observe life. You are a blessing to have come across. Thanks you for posting this.

  84. Bea | A Cheery Mind (@acheerymind) permalink
    23/11/2017 10:24 am

    I love this time of the year because it makes me want to look back at what happened over the year and think about all the things I am thankful for. My biggest one being that I was able to be at my nephew’s first birthday in France since I live on the other side of the Atlantic 🙂

  85. Ron Meker permalink
    23/11/2017 10:54 am

    Not the first time I read your posts. Simply gives me a good vibe for the rest of the day. Not taking things for granted.
    Thank you!

  86. Bhushavali permalink
    23/11/2017 1:51 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Elizabeth. What better to thank for than our near and dear ones and our health!!!

  87. Ruth permalink
    23/11/2017 5:13 pm

    This is such a beautiful piece 🙂

    This one really hits me: “For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.”

    I remember when our house burnt down and I was left with nothing. Thank you for keeping us thankful. 🙂

  88. Preet@thevelvetlife permalink
    23/11/2017 5:41 pm

    Such an amazing post, I really like all the quotes, references and your perspective on the topic. Being thankful is such a beautiful part of human life, I am thankful for being a human and able to feel, and be thankful, to love and be loved.

  89. stylevicksen permalink
    23/11/2017 5:53 pm

    I like this post so much that I “borrowed” that first quote by Thoreau and used it in an Instagram post! It’s so important to be thankful!
    Nicole V

  90. keisha1989 permalink
    23/11/2017 8:42 pm

    I can’t believe it’s thanksgiving already. There is so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for life, friends and family. Happy holidays.

  91. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    24/11/2017 12:08 am

    Thankful is what we should be everyday. There is so much misery in the world, who are we to complain when we are far more blessed than others! I think thankfulness should not be limited to celebrating it once a year. It should be everyday we are alive. May you have a blessed day, Elizabeth.

  92. Ellie Plummer permalink
    24/11/2017 12:49 am

    I always enjoy your posts. They make me think about what I’m grateful and thankful for.

  93. jasminekeclipse permalink
    24/11/2017 1:06 am

    Thank you for posting this, it was so motivational and uplifting tonight. I absolutely LOVE the Thoreau quote you posted at the very top of the blog, he’s my favorite!

  94. BehindTheSchmile permalink
    24/11/2017 3:37 am

    This is a great way to start off the week! Gratitude is key!

  95. Rebecca Grace permalink
    24/11/2017 7:07 am

    There is so much to be truly thankful for. It’s nice to have a holiday to stop and remember just how blessed we truly are. Very nice post, and lovely photos. Thank you.

  96. Marissa permalink
    24/11/2017 7:25 am

    I love that last poem! We must realize the great life we are given despite how disheveled we may feel and be thankful for the smallest things.

  97. simpleindianmom permalink
    24/11/2017 7:45 am

    very inspirational quote. I am thankful for my life and family.

  98. 24/11/2017 9:28 am

    I love this blog post. Your words and photos are beautiful. I have so much to be thankful for in my life, so I really try to remind myself often. It’s so easy to forget at times. I’m copying the quotes at the beginning of this post. They are wonderful.

  99. lavandamichelle permalink
    24/11/2017 2:55 pm

    I love Oprah’s quote, it’s on my desk. I am thankful for God, Family, and fun!!! I love your picture collages

  100. lavandamichelle permalink
    24/11/2017 3:34 pm

    I am thankful for more this members of my family for one; Health, family, and friends!!!

  101. nadaliebardo permalink
    24/11/2017 8:38 pm

    Gratitude, expressing it will go a long way. We should find a time during the day to always go over the things we are thankful for. For me, it is always right before bed, I will think over my day and appreciate the things and people I have in my life.

  102. simpleindianmom permalink
    24/11/2017 9:14 pm

    We don’t celebrate thanksgiving in India, however being a mindfulness practitioner and a coach- gratitude and thankfulness is wher we start. I begin my day thanking the nature, my family and my healthy lifestyle that keeps me happy always. Loved your post

  103. The Gypsy Gurl permalink
    24/11/2017 9:51 pm

    I just feel blessed for my everyday and everything, we live everyday at an autopilot, its only when we stop and think from a different vantage point do we see what all are we really thankful for. Great post and yes thank you for reminding me to stop and think. ❤

  104. lmochoa488 permalink
    24/11/2017 9:57 pm

    Loved your post. There is so much we should be thankful for. We must give thanks on a daily basis weather it be for something big or something small.

  105. Jack bransson permalink
    24/11/2017 10:47 pm

    Thats awesome to be thankful for everything in our life and its true we have to be thankful for the good and the bad in our life.

  106. scrapbookadventures365 permalink
    25/11/2017 3:23 am

    I love these pictures – the orange tones make me feel so warm and autumny (dont think thats a word but I’m sure you know what I mean!). Love that you have taken the time to think about what you are grateful for. I am grateful for my boyfriend for looking after me when I have been a bit anxious and down lately and for making me smile as best he can 🙂

  107. Kendra permalink
    25/11/2017 6:11 am

    I am also thankful for waking up each day, my family, and for the things I have accomplished. This is a good way to remind ourselves that despite everything else that may be going on, we have much to be thankful for.

  108. wahenthusiast permalink
    25/11/2017 6:12 am

    This is a good way to remind ourselves to be thankful for everything we have and have accomplished despite what else may be going on in our lives.

  109. Leslie Rossi | alifewellconsumed permalink
    25/11/2017 8:12 am

    I’m thankful that people are more giving at this time of year. Sure they could be alll year, but at least they become aware and do donate their time or money. I’m also thankful my family is healthy.

  110. Jane permalink
    25/11/2017 8:48 am

    That poem I am thankful really hits home. It’s a wonderful reminder of all the wonderful things in this world.

  111. Aditi permalink
    25/11/2017 9:36 am

    Beautiful pictures of Thanksgiving and certainly a lot to be thankful for! We all just need to count our blessings!

  112. Jake Ferrer permalink
    26/11/2017 4:45 am

    I am Thankful for my Mom who take good care for me. I am thankful that i have to two kids that made my life complete even though i was just so young to be a Mom. I am thankful that God blessed me for many things. I am thankful with my life.

  113. Next Level Blogging (@next_levelblog) permalink
    26/11/2017 6:22 am

    What a great gratuity list! I am thankful for my best friend, who always knows how to make me smile 🙂

  114. Sondra Barker permalink
    26/11/2017 6:35 pm

    Always love your motivation Monday posts! I am thankful.


  115. Tiffany Nicole permalink
    26/11/2017 6:53 pm

    Having a heart of gratitude and thankfulness is key to intentional and purposeful living. Love that you included many different perspectives

  116. Andrea R Warren (@WaldorfFries) permalink
    26/11/2017 7:38 pm

    Beautiful post! I am so glad that people share what they are thankful for this time of year. I do wish however we could show our gratitude all year along. Have a happy holiday and God Bless

  117. Kyla Matton Osborne permalink
    26/11/2017 9:05 pm

    I like the quote from Henri Frederic Amiel. It’s true that in both thankfulness and regret, our actions speak louder than our words.

  118. annalisanuttall permalink
    26/11/2017 11:13 pm

    Beautiful photos. More people should say thank you I think. i’m greatful for my husband and for having the oppertunity to travel. xx

  119. The Chocolate Mommy permalink
    26/11/2017 11:42 pm

    I am thankful for my health and family! A lot has happened this year, but I still have my closest supporters around me.

  120. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    27/11/2017 2:14 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, love your photos and each of your reason to be thankful for, be blessed

  121. michenn (@michennblog) permalink
    27/11/2017 9:44 am

    I am thankful for my friends and family and the ability to spend quality time with them in these busy holidays. So thankful!

  122. ronaldgagnon8 permalink
    27/11/2017 6:32 pm

    Very few people are truly thankful for the tremendous life they have…when we consider the lifestyle of many of the third world countries…we have to be thankful every minute of every day

  123. 28/11/2017 2:43 am

    thank you for pulling me out of my melancholia mood today! made me have a different perspective!

  124. Ellie Plummer permalink
    28/11/2017 11:11 am

    I love this post and your photos. It’s easy to get caught up in life but it’s so important to remember what you are grateful for.

  125. Liev Cruz permalink
    30/11/2017 12:19 am

    I am thankful for all the blessings I received, for all new people who came into my life, for the good health that I have been given.

  126. Blair Villanueva permalink
    30/11/2017 11:51 pm

    I am always thankful to all the blessings (big or small) including my failures. Without them, I would be in my current life, enjoy what I have now. Everything comes with reasons.

  127. Oyinkan permalink
    03/12/2017 6:06 pm

    It’s important to remain thankful. It’s the only way to keep humility through life.

  128. Vasundhra permalink
    16/12/2017 7:35 pm

    I am thankful for this life, health, and family. Life is too short to not appreciate the wonderful things we have!

  129. Calvin permalink
    05/08/2018 10:41 am

    Being thankful is so important. It’s better for everyone


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