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Thankful Thursday Inspirational Quotes

In a world that can often feel overwhelming and heavy, it’s important to find moments of gratitude and appreciation.

One way to do that is by reflecting on inspiring quotes that remind us of the good in our lives.

These quotes can be significant, especially during tough times, and they remind us to focus on the positive and appreciate what we have.

They can also be a source of motivation and inspiration, pushing us to keep going and strive for more.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a collection of inspiring and motivational quotes for Thankful Thursday.

These quotes come from various sources and touch on different aspects of gratitude and appreciation. From famous figures to everyday grateful people, these quotes offer a glimpse into the power of gratitude and remind us of the beauty in the world.

So take a few minutes to read through them and let them inspire you.

They may change your perspective and help you find gratitude in even the most challenging moments.

So without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite quotes for an inspirational Thankful Thursday.

Inspirational Thankful Thursday Quotes

Every Thursday, we take a moment to reflect on our blessings and express gratitude for all that we have.

We believe that extreme gratitude is the key to happiness and success.

So, to help inspire you on this Thankful Thursday, here are some quotes reminding us of gratitude’s power and the importance of giving thanks.

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

Henry Ward Beecher

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.

Sarah Caldwell

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

Henry Van Dyke

Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.

Nick Vujicic

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

Zig Ziglar

The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.

Douglas Wood

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.

Brené Brown

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.


Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

Henry Van Dyke

Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.

Randy Pausch

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

Doris Day

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.

Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.

Eckhart Tolle

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Thursday is one day closer to my expectation that everything I have done through the week culminates in progress.

Byron Pulsifer

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

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.

Albert Barnes

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.

Amy Collette

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for.

Barry Neil Kaufman

I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.

Usain Bolt

It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people’s lives… for that I give thanks.

Christina Aguilera

Be thankful for what you have. Appreciate the small and simple things.

Kyle Carpenter

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

Jim Lovell

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.

Reba McEntire

Just be thankful for what you have in the moment, but most importantly, work hard. The things that you work hard on have a lot of impact.

Santan Dave

Uplifting Thankful Thursday Quotes

Start your Thursday off right with some uplifting words of gratitude.

These quotes will remind you of all the good in your life and inspire you to spread positivity to those around you.

Take a moment to reflect on what you’re thankful for, and let these quotes fill you with joy and appreciation.

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

A positive attitude will have positive results because attitudes are contagious.

Zig Ziglar

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.

Melody Beattie

If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

Willie Nelson

I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life’s experiences, bad and good make you who you are. Erasing any of life’s experiences would be a great mistake.

Luis Miguel

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.

Richard M. DeVos

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

Douglas Adams

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen

Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.

Travis Barker

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

Dalai Lama

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.

Al Jarreau

By Thursday morning, we’d gotten over the worst of it.

William Scranton

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


This is a wonderful day; I have never seen this one before.

Maya Angelou

Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing. What is the lesson or gift in what you are experiencing right now? Find your joy not in what’s missing in your life but in how you can serve.

Wayne Dyer

Funny Thankful Thursday Quotes

Bring some laughter to your day with these humorous Thankful Thursday quotes!

Whether you need a pick-me-up or want to share a giggle with your friends, these quotes will do the trick.

From witty one-liners to clever puns, these quotes remind us to be grateful with a smile on our faces.

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.


Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.

Frank A. Clark

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

Eric Hoffer

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

Woody Allen

Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.

Oprah Winfrey

God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends.

Ethel Watts Mumford

I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.

Benjamin Disraeli

Whatever life throws at me I’ll take it and be grateful for it as well.

Tom Felton

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

Elbert Hubbard

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.

Harvey Mackay

In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’

Michael Keaton

I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.

Diana Lopez

Strive to find things to be thankful for and just look for the good in who you are!

Bethany Hamilton

In Latino culture, the quinceanera’s a big thing – it’s when a girl becomes a woman. But I think age is just a number – you become a woman with the responsibilities you take on and the decisions you make. I started realizing that every day is a gift – you have every day to be thankful you’re alive.

Emily Rios

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.

Will Rogers

I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.

Ron Perlman

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Douglas Adams

And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.

Spike Milligan

I wish you a tolerable Thursday. That’s all any of us can hope for.

April Winchell

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.

Jef Raskin

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

Henri Frederic Amiel

We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer

I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I’m thankful for that.

Howie Mandel​

Good Morning Thankful Thursday Quotes

Start your Thursday with a grateful heart and a positive mindset. Our collection of morning Thankful Thursday quotes will inspire you to appreciate the little things in life and focus on the good.

Take a moment to reflect on all the blessings in your life path and start your day with a smile. Let these quotes be a reminder that every day is a gift and an opportunity to be thankful.

Spread positivity and share these quotes with your loved ones to brighten their day.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Marcus Aurelius

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

J. B. Priestley

Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

Rabindranath Tagore

To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.

Sidney Poitier

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.

Ray Bradbury

I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.

Paul Henderson

No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.

Bram Stoker

I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.’

Jim Carrey

I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

Miles Davis

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Kevyn Aucoin

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

George Horace Lorimer

I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I’d see.

Dick Cheney

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.

Billy Wilder

I love being. There’s so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn’t it great just being?

Gwyneth Paltrow

When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.

Lynda Resnick

I love the big fresh starts, the clean slates like birthdays and new years, but I also really like the idea that we can get up every morning and start over.

Kristin Armstrong

Well, there’s not a day goes by when I don’t get up and say thank you to somebody.

Rod Stewart

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.


Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

William Blake

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

Alice Walker

I’ve been saying for a couple of years now that people need to let God out of the Sunday morning box, that He doesn’t want to just be with you for an hour or two on Sunday morning and then put back in His box to sit there until you have an emergency, but He wants to invade your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Joyce Meyer

If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.

Mark Twain

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

John Wooden

Why Do Thankful Thursday Inspirational Quotes Matter?

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get lost in the daily grind and forget to take a moment to appreciate the little things. That’s where Thankful Thursday inspirational quotes and maintaining a gratitude journal come in.

Studies show that the benefits of gratitude positively impact our mental and physical health. But it’s not always easy to stay grateful, especially when we’re faced with challenges.

That’s why Thankful Thursday inspirational quotes matter. They remind us to pause and reflect on the good things in our lives, and they encourage us to focus on the positive and enjoy even the smallest victories.

These quotes can also be a powerful tool for building community and connection. When we share gratitude with others, we create a sense of belonging and foster deeper relationships. We become more empathetic and understanding of those around us.

But it’s not just about feeling good. Thankful Thursday inspirational quotes can also have a tangible impact on our work and productivity.

We’re more creative and innovative when we’re in a positive mindset. We’re better able to solve problems and collaborate with others.

Thankful Thursday inspirational quotes remind us of the power of gratitude and help us cultivate a positive mindset. They can improve our well-being, strengthen our relationships, and even enhance our work performance.

In a world that can often feel overwhelming and chaotic, taking a moment to appreciate the good things can make all the difference.

So this Thursday (and every Thursday), take some time to reflect on what you’re grateful for.

Share your deep gratitude with others, and let the positive energy flow.


We hope our inspirational quotes selection has given you a new perspective on gratitude and its impact on our daily lives.

We’ve learned that gratitude is about being thankful for the good things that happen to us and the challenges and hardships that make us stronger and more resilient.

It’s about finding the silver lining in every situation and appreciating the people who support us.

These quotes remind us that gratitude can change our outlook and improve our mental and physical health.

By focusing on what we have rather than what we lack, we can cultivate a sense of contentment and happiness.

We encourage you to take a moment to reflect on these quotes and how they apply to your own path.

Perhaps there’s someone you’ve been meaning to thank, or a situation in which you could engage in a more focused gratitude practice.

Take action and consciously try to appreciate the good in your life.

Remember, being thankful is not just reserved for Thursdays. It’s a daily practice that can bring joy and fulfillment to every aspect of our lives.

So, let’s continue to spread gratitude and positivity with a happy heart wherever we go.