Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Table: Quotes of Gratitude

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
"thank you," 
that would suffice.  
~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving.  A day to reflect on all the blessings we have in our lives and be grateful to God who makes it all possible.  It really is such a beautiful holiday - one I wish I lived more consciously every day.

Our Thanksgiving table has always been a fun project that my whole family creates together.  Each year we try to top the year before, or at least come up with something completely different.  But candles and colors aside, it's important to remember why we all come together on Thanksgiving.  Last year we tied quotes of gratitude and thankfulness onto sprigs of rosemary and stems of pears and set one on each plate.  Every quote was different - some funny, some serious, some famous, some unknown.   Each person read their quote out loud during dinner.  It was a lovely way to celebrate the season and be ever mindful of the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Gratitude Quotes
Google "thankfulness quotes", "thanksgiving quotes", 
"Gratitude quotes" or any combination of the above and pick out your favorites. 
Hand write or print out the quotes (in small text) on paper.
Roll up quote in a scroll-like fashion.
Tie scroll onto a sprig of rosemary or a stem of a piece of fruit with colorful ribbon.

1 comment:

  1. I love your thanksgiving decors, nice idea also your Thanksgiving Quotes. You did great, thanks for sharing!