Happy Thanksgiving Wishes

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Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect withfamilyand friends. If you enjoy entertaining, organize a Thanksgiving get-together during the Thanksgiving weekend. Columnist Courtland Milloy highlighted the importance of appreciating one's nearest and dearest through a poignant quotation, "Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends."

Enjoy these thanksgiving quotes. Some are full of insight and some just for laughs.

Rita Rudner

"My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow."

Jay Leno

"You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I love Thanksgiving turkey... it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.'

Dylan Brody

"You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, 'Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave.'"

Conan O'Brien

"The turkey that President Obama will pardon this Thanksgiving is from California. The turkey said, "I don't need a pardon. I need a job.'"

Craig Ferguson

"There is no Thanksgiving back in the old country where I come from. You know why? Because being thankful is a sin."

Cynthia Ozick

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

Darnell Lamont Walker

"Some of you are eternal doormen. Holding the door open for those who are headed out into greatness. I thank you for that."

Joshua Braff, The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green

"If only there was enough space on this tiny card to evoke my unfettered joie de vivre for what you have done. The gaiety, the mirth, the heavenly bubbling of every effusive cell that sings inside me for your kind and pithy offering."

James Russell Lowell

"Not what we give,

But what we share,

For the gift

without the giver

Is bare."

"Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go."

Colossians 2:7

"Let our hearts overflow with thankfulness . . ."

Albert Barnes

"We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations, which appear dark and frowning."

Gary Amirault

"If you know someone ungrateful and thankless, pray for them! They are in prison and are blind to the bars and chains that hold them in darkness. The prayers of a righteous person avails much."

Jackie Windspear

"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live."

Psalm 28:2

"The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving."

Henry Clay

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart."

Sir John Templeton

"How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn Thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness; they draw people."

Psalm 69:30

"I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."

Henry David Thoreau

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment."

Warren W. Wiersbe

"The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long."

E. P. Powell

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude."