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Thanksgiving Day is about much more than just eating turkey and pies. Even though it’s a wonderful opportunity to gather all your loved ones around one table and spend precious moments together, the main idea behind all that is: Gratitude. To put you in the right mood for giving thanks, I prepared 12 Thanksgiving affirmations.
These positive affirmations are supposed to fill your heart with gratitude, give you food for thought, and offer some ideas on what you can be thankful for.
I also encourage you to not only think about it on Thanksgiving Day! Stay in the gratitude attitude every day of your life! There is always a lot of things to appreciate, most of which you probably take for granted.
Why use Thanksgiving affirmations and be grateful?
Thanksgiving affirmations will switch your focus into looking for things to be grateful for. This will fill your heart with light and loving energy that you can share with people at your Thanksgiving table.
Various studies show the powerful effects of practicing daily gratitude on overall happiness and wellbeing. People who are thankful every day tend to keep a more positive attitude, solve problems faster, and even are more motivated to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle!
You can read more about gratitude research here if you like.
Now, let’s look at the 12 Thanksgiving affirmations I prepared for you, and start feeling grateful!
12 gratitude affirmations for Thanksgiving Day
1. I am filled with gratitude.
This short line alone should make you feel more positive!
If it doesn’t, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine your heart filling with light and warm energy. Say it again and try to name at least 3 things you are grateful for at this very moment.
It can be anything from peace in the world to a pleasant smell of apple pie and cinnamon in your kitchen!
2. I am going to be grateful every day, not only on Thanksgiving day.
Acknowledging all the good things that happen to you is an amazing practice, and you’ll benefit so much more from it if you do it regularly instead of just once a year!
I highly recommend keeping a gratitude journal and writing down a couple of things you feel grateful for every day. You can start with a simple notebook or purchase a journal with prompts to make things less boring.
Here are a few prompted gratitude journals worth looking at:
Imagine looking through your gratitude journal on Thanksgiving next year and being blown away by how many good little things you experienced and completely forgot about!
3. This Thanksgiving season I will show gratitude for the people I love through the acts of love.
Every person who enriches your life in one way or another deserves to be loved. Usually, we only show gratitude by giving thanks after we receive something, and give presents only on holidays.
Why not surprise someone you love with a little (or not so little) gift on a casual day? Not to thank them for something they do but simply for being in your life?
It can be an unexpected breakfast in bed for your partner or a heartwarming present for your faraway friend. You can come up with a meaningful handmade idea or purchase a fun positive gift, it doesn’t really matter. The act of appreciation itself is what matters!
4. I have a plethora of things to be thankful for.
If you feel resistance while saying this, you might have a negative mindset.
It’s easy to focus on everything you don’t have, feel miserable and complain about it. But it doesn’t take you anywhere closer to having those, as you keep yourself in the energy of lack and negativity.
Instead, think about the things you do have and likely take for granted! Clean drinking water, a smartphone with the Internet, and an option to have a dessert after dinner – these are the first things that come to my mind. What’s yours?
5. I am grateful for the abundance in my life.
While it’s popular to synonymize having abundance with being rich, it’s just one way to look at it. Even if your bank account isn’t overflowing, you may still be abundant in other areas of your life.
Maybe you have an abundance of love in your family, an abundance of positive thoughts, or creative ideas? An abundance of good friends that care about you? Or maybe you are surrounded by successful people who you can learn from? Again, focus on what you have, and be genuinely grateful for it all!
6. Whenever I feel grateful for something, I attract more of it.
This is probably my favorite Thanksgiving affirmation on this list!
Whether you believe in manifestation and the Law Of Attraction or not, it works anyway. When you focus on negativity, you energetically attract more negativity to support your perception and “prove” that your life is crappy. This means you get more and more things to complain about.
But when you express gratitude towards all the positive things and events in your life, more of the same is attracted to your beautiful energy, so you get more and more things to be grateful for!
7. I am grateful for all the love that surrounds me, and happily give it back.
At this point, you are already grateful for all the lovely people you have in your life, right?
Awesome! But there is also loving energy around you that is not necessarily directed at you.
You may be a witness to a romantic affection between strangers, a loving hug someone gives to their child, or even a genuine smile from a Starbucks cashier. These are all signs of love, and we can be grateful to just be surrounded by this positive energy all the time!
If you enjoy seeing the good in the world, I recommend following @globalpositivenews on Instagram! Their wonderful stories always fill me with the feeling of gratitude.
8. This Thanksgiving season I look back on all the good things that happened this year, and my heart fills with gratitude.
It’s so common to experience something great and forget about it as soon as it ends! You can look back at this summer and only remember two or three positive events that happened. Or even think that nothing special really happened to you. But in most cases, you are wrong!
Go through the pictures on your phone that you have taken since the last Thanksgiving day, and you’ll be surprised how much good stuff you have totally forgotten about! Also, if you keep a gratitude journal, look through the pages randomly and you’ll likely find lots of positive emotions you were blessed with this year!
9. I am happy and grateful to be who I am.
People and external events may affect your life in one way or another but you are the creator of your own reality! Recognize yourself as a beautiful human being who is capable of achieving everything you can think of!
Acknowledge your own positive traits and things you’ve achieved in your life. Don’t take any of it for granted! You are powerful and unique, embrace it and be grateful! ♥
10. I am thankful for the food on my table and for the people I am blessed to share it with.
When I travel to other countries, and especially to other continents, I always notice one or two foods that are not available there. Imagine not being able to eat your favorite dinner because some ingredients are nowhere to be found!
With an abundance of high-quality groceries in developed countries, you can easily take the food for granted. Traveling or living abroad gives you perspective on how blessed you are to have so many options for your everyday dinner.
Use this affirmation on Thanksgiving to appreciate all the different foods on your table and all the people who are there with you this year!
11. I am thankful for my good health and abilility to heal.
Appreciate your body as it has so many complicated systems you have no idea exist!
Millions of cells work in perfect alignment to keep you alive and well. Your immunity protects you from external attacks. Your wounds heal and regenerate.
There is so much in your body alone to be grateful about!
12. Thank you, Universe, for letting me have everything I want!
This is another favorite Thanksgiving affirmation of mine!
Even if you don’t live your dream life yet, you likely have something you only dreamt about 5, 10, or 20 years ago. Think about it! For me, it’s my lovely husband, a home office I manifested that looks exactly like in my Pinterest, and things like coffee machine or dishwasher I used to not have at home.
It is all happening for you when you are grateful for what you have, keep a positive mindset, and are open to receive more. Say thank you often and get rid of a scarcity mindset for good!
Final thoughts on Thanksgiving affirmations
On this Thanksgiving Day, be thankful for the yearly reminder of how amazing life is! Appreciate all the good that’s part of your life, and use these Thanksgiving affirmations to fill your heart with a warm feeling of gratitude.
I’d like to end this with a quote!
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.Melody Beattie
Thank you for reading this post till the end and leaving a comment with one thing you are grateful for right now!