Quotable Quotes: Thanksgiving Inspiration

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Quotable Quotes: Thanksgiving Inspiration


Thursday is Thanksgiving so I thought I’d offer up a few inspirational, feel good comments to share with the people in your life; without specific attribution chalk them up to societal wisdom, better know as Anon.

Be content with your surroundings but not with yourself till you have made the most of them. Very true, and to that end it’s good to remember that there is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.

Florence Nightingale was an amazing woman and the advice she offers reflects who she was, “Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift—there is nothing small about it.”

Sowing, for those unfamiliar with the term, refers to planting something. Samuel Smiles offers a more detailed cause and effect for what you sow in your life, but be wise, it’s your choice whether you sow positives or negatives.

“Sow a thought and you reap and act.
Sow an act and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

Carl Sandburg understood that life is full or ups and downs, but he (of course) put it more elegantly than that, “Life is like an onion: you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.”

We choose how we live; we choose not only what we take out of the world, but what we put into it. Knowing that, you could do far worse than to follow the lead of Sydney Smith, “When you rise in the morning, form a resolutions to make the day a happy one to a fellow creature.

Sowing positives and forming resolutions that help others helps you find the miracles in life. As Helen Keller said, When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

This year find time during the holiday season to reflect—on your relationships, your work, your plans and yourself—and do it with these words foremost in your mind, There will never be another now—I’ll make the most of today. There will never be another me—I’ll make the most of myself.

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