Some families say grace before Thanksgiving Dinner, others share things they are personally thankful for, and others share inspirational quotes. While searching for some great Thanksgiving quotes, I found these on Mahalo.com. Although the collection includes luminaries such as John F. Kennedy and Cicero, my favorite is the gem by Erma Bombeck at the bottom.
"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."—Irv Kupcinet
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."—John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."—Cicero
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."—George Bernard Shaw
"There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American."—O. Henry
"What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?" -Erma Bombeck