Thanksgiving verses are found throughout Scripture, and are particularly prolific in the Psalms. An "attitude of gratitude" makes life's tough situations easier to handle. As one old saying aptly puts it: I pitied the man who had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet."
-Psalm 100: 4-5
Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
- I Chronicles 16:8-9
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
- I Thessalonians 5: 18
What kind of thanksgiving quotes have graced our literature as we look back through the decades and centuries of time?
Here are a few highlights:
to joy, to gratitude!
- Henry Ward Beecher
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heap high the board with plenteous cheer,
and gather to the feast,
And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band
whose courage never ceased.
Give praise to that All-Gracious One
by whom their steps were led,
And thanks unto the harvest's Lord
who sends our daily bread.
- Alice Williams Brotherton