Giving Thanks ...
It is the season for love and with it comes saying "Thank You". If you're looking for quotes to express gratitude, look no further. I've organized sentiments, sayings, ideas and poems for you to use in handmade cards, letters, and art projects.Think about using your favorite ones in art journaling or making handmade notes tied with a ribbon as a holiday gift. Or why not text something out of the ordinary to a close friend? Whether shared with one or many, I hope that you enjoy these as much as I do.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."
"We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count."
Neil A. Maxwell
"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live."
We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
Poetic Thanks ...
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
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world."
~ William Shakespeare
Gratitude and Giving ...
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~William Arthur Ward
"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." ~Author Unknown
"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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~Melody Beattie
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." ~Johannes A. Gaertner
Much More on Saying Thank You ...
Writing thank you notes has become a lost art; I am trying to keep the tradition alive through improving my skills ...
How to Personalize Someone Else's Words ...
We can't all put our feelings into words like Shakespeare or Browning. I think reading quotes give us those "ah ha" moments of "Yes, that's just what I want to say." When a quote captures your message, use it and add a personal touch. I love to do this by making my own cards. If you're limited by time or crafting ability, buy a pretty box of blank cards and print a quote typed on your computer, cut it out and insert it inside the card with double-sided tape. Going to that little bit of extra effort means so much and I think you'll find it saves you time and money, as opposed to making a trip to the store each time you need a birthday card.
A Thankful Heart ...
... inspire your facebook friends
Life is a gift -- Live each day as a thank you note!
."Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot." ~ Hausa of Nigeria
God has two dwellings; one in heaven,
and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ~Izaak Walton
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."
-- William Blake
Thanks for a Birthday Gift ...
Just a note of thanks,
for the lovely gift you sent.
I hope it helps to tell you
just how much it meant.
Thank you much more
Than a greeting can say,
Because you were thoughtful
In such a nice way!
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare. ~ James Russell Lowell
Thanks for Dinner ...
Dinner was wonderful, and we're still full...of gratitude!
Job Well Done ...
Good service seems hard to find,
but thanks to you I've changed my mind!
When To Write A Thank You Note?
Expressions of thanks are always welcome and appreciated. It can never be wrong to write a thank you note. If you are, however, wondering which situations set an expectation of a written note, you're not alone. Most sources seem to agree on the following ...
Send a personalized thank you when you receive ...
Bridal or baby shower gifts
Gifts received during a hospital stay
Also send a note of thanks to ...
A host or hostess that gave a party in your honor
A host or hostess after you were a houseguest
A potential employer after a job interview
Say Hello? ...
Gary Jones on May 07, 2016:
These nice notes and words were really helpful. Thanks for sharing it with others.
elijagod from Abuja - Nigeria on December 23, 2014:
Thanks for this hub !
anonymous on September 02, 2013:
hi this is very useful. i don't have any other word, so i am say thank you
poldepc lm on August 02, 2012:
great lens...thank you so much for sharing it
anonymous on March 11, 2012:
The handy words to pronounce THANK YOU
Paul Turner from Birmingham, Al. on December 23, 2011:
Super Quotes. I wil add this lens to my The Art of the Thank you lens.
krakensquid on December 21, 2011:
WaynesWorld LM on November 20, 2011:
Thank you for a great lens. Here is Tom Peters of "In Search of Excellence" fame talking about the value of Thank You notes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JADxvSJojlI
No better way to convey that sentiment that an old snail-mail greeting card http://sendoutcards.com/81269
BuddyBink on November 02, 2011:
Well done. It is more often than not that I find myself at a lost for words, this will help over come the uh's.
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 23, 2011:
Often, we run out of words to say so these quotes are handy.
anonymous on September 17, 2011:
very nice words for thank you quotes. great ideas
sponias lm on August 24, 2011:
Gratitude is a noble feeling. It is the recognition that you were saved from suffering, or that you have many privileges in life. When you show gratitude you prove to the world that you respect justice.
GrinningFool on June 22, 2011:
Very Nice lens! Saying thanks seems to be an lost art!
purpleslug on May 10, 2011:
Thanks! I just tucked this lens into my favorites :-)
TheresaMarkham on April 19, 2011:
Thank You!!! I soooo need this!
anonymous on December 06, 2010:
Your quotes and sentiments are so sweet :)
WritingforYourW on November 07, 2010:
I'm always a sucker for collections of quotations. Nice list!
anonymous on November 04, 2010:
love the quotes. meaningful :0
ohcaroline on November 01, 2010:
These quotes and sentiments are beautiful!
boutiqueshops on November 01, 2010:
PropheticMentor on October 12, 2010:
...cool. Thanks for a great lens.
LawrenceTekk on October 12, 2010:
Thank you for sharing this :)
VarietyWriter2 on September 30, 2010:
tssfacts on September 13, 2010:
Great article. Lots of good information here. We all need to take time and reflex on being thankful. Thanksgiving Day should be everyday.
hlkljgk from Western Mass on May 22, 2010:
these lenses are such a great resource
Patricia on April 24, 2010:
Your welcome! Thanks for the lensroll! Blessing this lens and lensrolled it to my Gratitude Journals lens!
anonymous on November 05, 2009:
Thanks so much for posting these ideas for giving heartfelt thanks and encouraging us to do so!
anonymous on November 27, 2008:
Great page. Add some Thanksgiving Quotes from this page