Sunday, November 18, 2012

Inspiration for Motivation

Inspiration for Motivation

While the Thanksgiving holiday is a great occasion for feasting, I truly believe that we must not forget the reason underlying the celebration.

This week, I offered to substitute for a friend, Dr. Brandon Lemuel at a regular Wednesday morning meeting of local business people where FAMILY Magazine is a member.  Dr. Brandon (as we call him) provides a motivational quote every Wednesday to the group. I volunteered because he will miss the meeting this week. He is going to be with family for Thanksgiving.  I thought it would be enjoyable to search for a good quote to share with our Wednesday group.

Little did I know what an experience this search would be. Dr. Brandon is always in a great mood and greets everyone on Wednesday with such enthusiasm.  Now I know why.  Searching for a good motivating quote to give next Wednesday has been just down right FUN.  I have read some of the greatest quotes, I am in a great mood and I can’t wait for Thanksgiving so I can give a great toast at our family gathering.

But there is one problem, I found too many motivational quotes.  Now I can’t choose the best one.  So I decided to put my favorites on my blog and share.

When you gather around with friends and family for Thanksgiving dinner, think of all the wonderful time you have spent together. It is good to count your blessings, share your dreams and aspirations. Let those that love you know your inner most goals.

The tradition of Thanksgiving dinner teaches us to appreciate the finer things in life. If you want this tradition to continue, you must invest positive energy into the Thanksgiving dinner, and make it a joyous affair. Let your enthusiasm and energy revitalize everyone. Prepare a great Thanksgiving toast and inspire others with your positive words. Make this your best Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some Thanksgiving quotes to help you create a memorable Thanksgiving.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Anne Frank
I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.

Theodore Roosevelt
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.

William Shakespeare
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

Robert Quillen
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

Johannes A. Gaertner
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Frederick Keonig
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.

Alice W. Brotherton
Heap high the board with plenteous cheer and gather to the feast, And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band whose courage never ceased.

H. W. Westermayer
The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts... nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

Albert Pine
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Happy Thanksgiving!

And,a big thank you to Dr. Brandon for the opportunity to share with our group on Wednesday.

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