Best Thanksgiving Quotes and Images of Gratitude 2023

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Thanksgiving is such a beautiful time of year!  It can be even more meaningful when you take time to intentionally focus on all the things there are to be thankful for.  In this post, find 25 favorite verses and quotes to focus on in the holiday season, complete with free printable and screen savers for every day of November, up through Thanksgiving Day.

I love the Thanksgiving holiday.  Actually, it is one of my favorite days of the year.  What better way to start preparing for the holiday season than by sharing with you my favorite Thanksgiving quotes and images of gratitude?  I am so excited to share this post with you as we begin thinking toward the Thanksgiving holiday.

I love how this time of the year brings people together and how it allows time for my little family to spend some extra quality time together.  Of course, I love the Thanksgiving dinner, the (usually) beautiful South Florida weather, the good mood and sense of festivity that surrounds us.

I even enjoy looking back at fun Thanksgiving pics I have snapped of our little family over the years.  As a teacher, naturally, I love the couple of days off of school before the busy Christmas month hits us!  Ha!  Thanksgiving Day is truly a wonderful day.

How do I become truly grateful?

Even as the season grows more busy as the month goes by, I have really tried, over the past few years in particular, to not just allow the season to pass me by.  I especially don’t want it to pass by without some intentional focus on not only the great luxuries of life, but the small things and ordinary opportunities that add so much joy to my life too.

I know that we should count our blessings every day, not just around the Thanksgiving holiday.  Honestly, I do try to practice that as well.  However, I also think it is incredibly meaningful when we carve out time of an otherwise busy season to really focus on cultivating a thankful, grateful heart.

What is a quote about thanks and gratitude?

I have gathered 25 of my favorite inspirational Thanksgiving quotes and Scripture verses about gratefulness and thankfulness.  There are Thanksgiving messages here for every day from November 1st through Thanksgiving Day.

What is a quote about Thanksgiving?

My hope is that you will take the challenge along with me to express thanks and focus on a truly grateful heart during this Thanksgiving season.

However, I hope you won’t think of this challenge to express gratitude is something to check off your daily to do list (though it can be helpful to jot it down to remind you and a great way to help you get into the habit!).

Instead, I try to approach it as an actual effort to create a healthy mindset of true thanksgiving in the middle of routine jobs and little things throughout my day.  At the same time, not focusing on just a single day of Thanksgiving greetings, but rather a whole season to “wear gratitude”, so to speak.

Focusing on Thanksgiving messages will not only lift you up, but those around you too.

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Free Printable for Thanksgiving Quotes and Verses

Feel free to print these, frame them, tape them to your refrigerator, hang them on your cork board, screenshot them as screen savers, or share with a friend or family members.  I even printed some out to use as individualized place cards for my Thanksgiving table!  It could even become a new Thanksgiving tradition for your dinner table!

Most of all, I help they help you and I to focus our minds and hearts during this season.  It is easy to look around and see all the problems, all the heartaches, all the loss and suffering, all the frustrations and disappointments.  There have been many this year.

However, I don’t think we honor God, one another, or ourselves by dwelling there.  Even on the darkest of days, we are blessed beyond measure with Thanksgiving blessings.  I hope you enjoy these beautiful Thanksgiving quotes and Happy Thanksgiving images. Hopefully you can use them as the perfect reminder of your many reasons to have a grateful heart.

My goal is to make Thanksgiving messages my focus during this time of the year.  Will you join me?

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Best Thanksgiving Quotes and Images of Gratitude

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Day One of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“Not what we say about our blessings but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.”

-W.T. Purkiser


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Day Two of the Thanksgiving Season

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

-I Chronicles 16:34


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Day Three of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

– Psalm 107:8-9


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Day Four of the Thanksgiving Season

“Even in the trials of life, if we have the eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look.”

– Joanna Gaines


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Day Five of the Thanksgiving Season

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

– Philippians 4:8


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Day Six of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

– Psalms 28:7


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Day Seven of the Thanksgiving Season

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”

– Psalm 95:2-3


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Day Eight of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.”

– William Arthur Ward


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Day Nine of the Thanksgiving Season

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

– Lamentations 3:22-23


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Day Ten of the Thanksgiving Season

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

– James 1:17


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Day Eleven of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind.”

– Psalm 31:19


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Day Twelve of the Thanksgiving Season

“In the eyes of the only Beholder who really matters, you matter.”


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Day Thirteen of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

– Luke 6:38


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Day Fourteen of the Thanksgiving Season

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

-I Thessalonians 5:16-18


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Day Fifteen of the Thanksgiving Season

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

– Colossians 3:15


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Day Sixteen of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”

– Psalm 100:4


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Day Seventeen of the Thanksgiving Season

“What if today, we were just thankful for everything.”

– Charlie Brown


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Day Eighteen of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

– Philippians 4:6


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Day Nineteen of the Thanksgiving Season

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.”

– Psalm 34:8


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Day Twenty of the Thanksgiving Season

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

– Voltaire


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Day Twenty-One of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him.”

– Matthew 7:11


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Day Twenty-Two of the Thanksgiving Season

“If you are really thankful, what do you do?  You share.”

– W. Clement Stone


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Day Twenty-Three of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”

– Psalm 27:13


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Day Twenty-Four of the Thanksgiving Season

“I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousneous.”

– Psalm 145:5-7


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Day Twenty-Five of the Thanksgiving Quotes

“So long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible.”

– Ann Voskamp


What is a good quote for Thanksgiving?

Did you find some favorite thankful quotes to use as your theme this time of year?  I hope you’ll print off this 30 Day Challenge and even think of it as a new Thanksgiving tradition. Don’t overthink it and definitely don’t stress over it!  (Who needs more stress in November?!)

However, I do hope you’ll keep these inspirational Happy Thanksgiving quotes close and try to do some of the challenges!  Keep me posted how it’s going; I’d love to hear from you!


During this Thanksgiving holiday season, I hope you enjoy many wonderful things: Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie (of course), a time of togetherness with friends and family, and a truly good day of fun and enjoyment.  Most of all, I hope you enjoy experiencing the greatest blessing of that comes when we express gratitude.

With Happy Thanksgiving wishes from our family to yours,

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