A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Wisdom and Wit

November 24, 2011

In the spirit of gratefully feasting on good
eats, love and laughter, here’s a cornucopia of Thanksgiving quotes, poems and sayings to share with your family and friends. (I even tossed in a riddle for good measure.) Enjoy!

“Thanksgiving, man.  Not a good day to be my pants.”  ~Kevin James

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~W.J. Cameron

“May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner 
stay off your thighs!” 
~Author Unknown

“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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  ~Melody Beattie

“What were really talking about is a wonderful day set aside the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~ Erma Bombeck

“Here’s a Thanksgiving tip. Generally your turkey is not cooked enough if it passes you the cranberry sauce.”  ~Joan Rivers

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” ~Proverb

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” ~Jay Leno

“I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, ‘Man, just be yourself’.” ~Mitch Hedberg

“We’re having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we’re having a swan. You get more stuffing.” ~George Carlin

“Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.”  ~Author Unknown

“Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Arthur.
Arthur who?
Arthur any leftovers?” ~Author Unknown

Feasting, fellowship, family, friends. What are your time-honored Thanksgiving traditions? Any new traditions you’re starting with your grateful, gathering group this year? I’d love to hear about your Turkey Day. Please leave a comment… you could become the next beekeeper. 

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