You've probably been so busy trying to figure out how you're going to find the time and skills to be an adult and put together a dish for Thanksgiving this year, that you completely forgot about brainstorming Thanksgiving toast ideas. No worries, though, I got you.
For me, Thanksgiving has been a shape-shifting event. Each year there are different people and morphing traditions. Because of this, I've been exposed to different kinds of verbal traditions that have always inspired me to catalogue my own. Every time I hear a new toast or a new gratitude prompt, I try to remind myself to go home and research a few finds of my own, but I always forget.
This year, I decided ensure sometime for a little bit of research to find a few toasts to try out. So you can get back to work Googling recipes that require a few failed attempts before mastering and getting lost on Pinterest boards, and simply refer to this article as a guide. If you really want to impress your friends and family, study your favorite toast you see here and memorize it — the effort will be a major crowd pleaser.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
An Old Irish Blessing
May your neighbors respect you,Trouble neglect you,The angels protect you,And heaven accept you.
An Old Irish Toast
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Henry Ward Beecher
The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
A Chinese Proverb
When you drink from the stream remember the spring.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
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