The Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November) falls tomorrow, setting off the Christmas shopping season.
With the online hitting high, many e-commerce retailers are offering huge discounts a-la Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth nations. Many offices and schools have both Thanksgiving and the day after as Black Friday too observed as an off, followed by a weekend, potentially increasing the number of shopping days.
Last year, about 141 million US consumers shopped on Black Friday, spending a total of $57.4 billion, with online sales alone reaching $1.2 billion.
Thanksgiving, also called ‘Turkey Day’, is an occasion for family get-together followed by a feast to make the reunion sort of a happy event of the year. Happy Thanks giving Day!
Here are some quotes for SMS messages to friends and family members on the Thanksgiving day:
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart
“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” — Robert Caspar Lintner
“I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.”- Joseph B. Wirthlin
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”- Henry Van Dyke
“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Best of all is to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.” – Konrad von Gesner
“So once in every year we throng upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart.”- Arthur Guiterman
“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
“Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” – Henry Ward Beecher
“He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.” – J.A. Shedd
“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.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck