autumn-trees-park-strollersWhy confine expressions of gratitude to Big Turkey Day? Here are some well expressed quotes on thankfulness for every season, day and hour of the year:

  • “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” –Thornton Wilder
  • “When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? No—here’s to the pilot that weathered the storm.” -–George Canning
  • “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”–-William Arthur Ward
  • “Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.”-–Sallust
  • “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” -–Samuel Johnson
  • “Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.” -–Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • “A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.”-–Ruth Benedict
  • “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” —William A. Ward

For weeks now, commercial bells have been ringing for Christmas. Here are some out of the ordinary, more peppery Christmas quotes:  Christmas Quotations with Zing. And some money saving tips for holiday visitors to the city: