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Give Thanks at Thanksgiving

Updated on November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks

Stopping to Give Thanks
Stopping to Give Thanks

A Day to Remember to Be Grateful

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to stop for a moment once a year and remember to give thanks. It's a time to be grateful for one's health, family, friends, job, home and having food on the table.

Take a few moments as you read through this lens and to share what you will be giving thanks for this Thanksgiving.

We will be taking a few moments with our family to give thanks and say our "Gratefuls" before eating, as a reminder of all that we have to be grateful for, the good and the not so good.

Remember "In all things, give thanks."

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Thankgiving Vase

Thankgiving Vase of Fflowers
Thankgiving Vase of Fflowers | Source

Stopping to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is a great time to take a moment, stop, think about all that we have to be grateful for and give thanks.

One of my favorite Thanksgiving quotes comes from H. U. Westermayer who reminds us of how impovershed the Pilgrims were and how many loved ones they lost, but even with all of the hardships, these were the people who set aside a day for giving thanks, a day that has become our Thanksgiving.

I have pulled together many quotes on giving thanks and being grateful, along with a few musical Thanksgiving quotes for you to enjoy.

Remember in the hustle and bustle of the holiday, take a moment, read some quotes, listen to some music and give thanks.

Thanksgiving Vase by Doug WW

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.

No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

— H. U. Westermayer

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Give Thanks Plaque

Fall/Autumn Decoration Wall Decor Plaque "Give Thanks"
Fall/Autumn Decoration Wall Decor Plaque "Give Thanks"

A wall plaque with a big reminder to Give Thanks.


We Give Thanks

A Celtic Thanksgiving Song from souliseband.

Celtic Thanksgiving Song - Video

Learn More about Soulise

"We Give Thanks" in the video above was performed by Soulise, an adult contemporary band from Canada.

Americans should, as always, be thankful this Thanksgiving,

but they should also understand just how rare in human history their blessings are.

— Mark Steyn

Giving Thanks: Thankgiving Recipes

Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie
Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie

Learn more about Thankgiving History with Giving Thanks book.


Give Thanks

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.

Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living.

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.

— Tecumseh Shawnee Chief

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanks for Thanksgiving
Thanks for Thanksgiving

A book to share things to be thankful for at Thankgiving with children ages 4 to 8.


Give Thanks on YouTube

Beautiful imagery, beautiful music, a beautiful reminder to 'Give Thanks.'

Marianne Hale's gorgeous photography blesses us all with a series of affirmations. With original music by Kathryn Mostow.

I Give Thanks - Video

Give Thanks Flag

Give Thanks Cornucopia Garden Flag
Give Thanks Cornucopia Garden Flag

A festive decoration reminder to "Give Thanks."


We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

— Unknown

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message (Reading Rainbow Book)
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message (Reading Rainbow Book)

A classic Reading Rainbow Book that celebrates the Native American Good Morning Message, the message of gratitude.


Give Thanks Wall Decals

Decorate your Wall with decals

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice.

— Meister Eckhart

A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart: 365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime
A Grateful Heart: 365 Ways to Give Thanks at Mealtime

Ways to give thanks at meals for an entire year. You may be inspired to create your own.


In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with that of others.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am Grateful... on YouTube

Feel grateful by watching this video with powerful affirmations of gratitude.

I am Grateful - Video

Give Thanks

With a Grateful Heart

Giving Thanks at the Door

In all things - Give Thanks

Give Thanks Pillow Accent

History of the Give Thanks at Thanksgiving Page

Legacy of the Give Thanks at Thanksgivin Page

Before The Give Thanks at Thanksgiving Page was here on Hubpages it lived on the Squidoo website, where it had quite a history.

The Give Thanks lens was created in November of 2007 as part of the Squidaid project to raise funds for those devastated by the Southern California Fires of Fall 2007. This was one of my first charity projects on Squidoo.

In 2008, the lens was part of the Month of Thanks another challenge to lensmasters (Squidoo writers) to be thankful, raise awareness about hunger and make lenses to benefit hunger related Squidoo Charities.

In 2009, the lens was included in the Great Thanksgiving Mosterboard as one of 75 hand selected lenses.

Proceeds from the page were donated to charity.

What are you giving thanks for this Thanksgiving?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons

why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

— Albert Barnes

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @DLeighAlexander: Thank you

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      There is so much to be thankful for in every day we live. A Thankful Life is a Happy Life --angel blessed :)

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      agent009 6 years ago

      I like the first poem, there's really a lot to be grateful for in a time when families are not in contact as much.

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      sidther lm 6 years ago

      Many things today! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Thank you for all of the healing that you do for people around the world.

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      mrducksmrnot 6 years ago

      I try to start each day with Thanks for the hard times I'm about to receive. After that the whole day is full of blessings and the hard times are just little bumps from time to time. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the World

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      dessertlover 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens, very touching. Thank you for sharing this.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations for being included on the Best of Lists, 75 Lenses You Shouldn't Miss This Thanksgiving by SquidTeam, and Happy Thanksgiving! - Kathy

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love the quotations. Anytime is always a good time to give thanks!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautiful. Lensrolling to my Thanksgiving Prayer lens and giving this lens a Squid Angel Blessing.

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      mitchking 8 years ago

      It is a little sad that we have to have a day just for this. We should all be thankful everyday for what we have.

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      James M Becher 8 years ago from South Florida

      Great lense. I'm featuring it on my lense Thanksgiving a necessary reminder

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      Artemus-Gordon 8 years ago

      I notice that at the beginning of the day I am so wrapped up in the things that need done that I forget to be grateful. But once the family is just mingling toward the end of it all that is when it kicks in just how lucky I am.

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      purplelady 9 years ago

      On Thanksgiving Day, I give you thanks for this great lens. I especially loved the

      "2007GlobalGathering - I Give Thanks" video. You deserve the mention by Seth in today's LOD thank yous. Another good job from you and 5 thanks.

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      badmsm 9 years ago

      Wonderful reminders in these difficult times! 5 Stars for you.

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      NewRiver LM 10 years ago

      Wonderful 5* lens. Thank you! Thanks for joining Links Plexo Group!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 10 years ago from Northern California

      I am grateful for all of the SquidAid Responders who have created lenses for SquidAid.