Southern Utahns give thanks; STGnews Videocast

Diana Potter, of St. George, says she is grateful for her family's home, St. George, Utah, Nov. 25, 2014 | Photo by Melissa Anderson, KCSG and St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Thanksgiving is a time to feast with family and friends. It’s also a time to reflect on what you’re thankful for.

We spoke to several people out and about in St. George and asked them what they are most thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.

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Videocast by Melissa Anderson, KCSG and St. George News

While expressing gratitude should happen more than once a year, Thanksgiving is historically the time when most people are reminded to give thanks.

Here are some gratitude quotes to ponder this Thanksgiving Day:

Oprah Winfrey:

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.

Theodore Roosevelt:

Let us remember that, as much as 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.

As the pilgrims and the Native Americans gave thanks centuries ago, we, too, can give thanks for what is yet to come.

A Native American saying:

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

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5 Comments

  • Zonkerb November 27, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I always have to laugh at the one day to be grateful thing about Thanksgiving LOL… so you only. have to be grateful once a year…. LOL

    • Koolaid November 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Turkeys aren’t grateful on Thanksgiving. That day sucks for them.

  • Darren November 28, 2014 at 8:32 am

    “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.”

    If the goal is “having more” then there is a sense of lack or need which would make the gratitude disingenuous and only a vehicle for getting more.

    The purpose of gratitude is a quiet, peaceful, contented heart. (And this is possible no matter the worldly or material condition.)

    What else could we need when we have this?

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I thankful that Walmart has all this China junk I can run out and buy right on thanksgiving day 🙂

  • Joanna November 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Happy belated Thanksgiving to the Stg News team!

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