Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

November 26, 2019: Today was a freebie, so I selected: Top Ten Literary Quotes on Thankfulness or Gratitude

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These quotes may be from books or from authors. I have been trying to be more Grateful about all my blessings over the last year. I have collected various quotes that had me reflecting about this. The final one, from Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” is the ending of the book, but I would really like to highlight the whole book. Here goes:

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”

―The Bridge of San Luis, Thornton Wilder


“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”

― Alice Walker

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”

― Germany Kent

Collecting the Pieces

“Something so simple, but it’s important to take the time out from living and just appreciate what you’ve got right in front of you.”

L.A. Fiore, Collecting the Pieces

Gift Set: The Gospel According to Mama AND The Queen of Good Advice

“Mamma says gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn’t.”

Annette Bridges, The Gospel According to Mamma

Because of Winn-Dixie

“We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other. And we appreciate the task you put down before us, of loving each other the best we can, even as you love us.”

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Charlotte's Web

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Giving Tree “‘I don’t need very much now,’ said the boy, ‘just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.’

‘Well,’ said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, “well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.’

And the boy did. And the tree was happy.”

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

As this is Thanksgiving Week in the US, I wish you all a wonderful holiday. Take time to reflect on all you have to be thankful and grateful for. I am grateful for all of you who take the time to read my posts, like them and/or comment. You warm my heart.