25 Thanksgiving Journal Writing Prompts

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on the past, appreciate the present, and look to the future. A journal is a great way to preserve memories, explore feelings, and be creative. If you need help on writing about Thanksgiving, check out the following prompts for inspiration.

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Journal Writing Prompts for Thanksgiving

  1. Make a list of 10 things that you are grateful this Thanksgiving. (Yes, there is 10!)
  2. How do you show gratitude or thankfulness to people in your life?
  3. What are you and your family doing this year for Thanksgiving?
  4. Are you hosting a Thanksgiving? Or traveling? Describe your plans.
  5. If cooking, what type of meal do you plan to make for Thanksgiving? Traditional? Or something unique? Why did you pick this type of menu plan?
  6. What is a traditional Thanksgiving dish that will not be on your dinner table? Why?
  7. Who are you planning to invite to your Thanksgiving meal?
  8. Are you using an old family recipe? Why is this dish so important to you?
  9. What Thanksgiving tradition do you plan to start this year?
  10. Why are Thanksgiving traditions do important to you?
  11. If you could invite anyone to Thanksgiving, who would be at your dinner table? Why did you pick this person?
  12. When you were a child, did your family host big Thanksgiving dinners? Describe a typical Thanksgiving from your childhood?
  13. Do you still incorporate things from your childhood into your own Thanksgiving? What do you do?
  14. What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving as a child?
  15. What is your earliest memory of Thanksgiving?
  16. Are you planning to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving? Why or why not?
  17. What was your best Thanksgiving ever? Why did this holiday stick out over the others?
  18. Write about your first Thanksgiving as a couple.
  19. Write about your first Thanksgiving as a family. (Yes, your cat counts as family)
  20. Have you ever been to restaurant on Thanksgiving? Describe your experience.
  21. Did you ever march or attend a Thanksgiving parade? Describe your experience.
  22. Describe how your kitchen smells when cooking or baking on Thanksgiving?
  23. How would you describe your Thanksgiving celebrations to someone from another country?
  24. Do you watch the Thanksgiving parade? What is your favorite part? Why?
  25. Do you believe Thanksgiving should receive more recognition as a holiday? Why?

Happy Thanksgiving! Keep writing!

50 Quotes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here. Are you looking to add quotes to your social media posts, company email, or your bulletin board at work? The following quotes are great for remembering Thanksgiving.

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  1. “Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton
  2. “In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings.” — Cynthia Rylant
  3. “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  4. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy
  5. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
  6. “If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.”—Tony Snow.
  7. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W. T. Purkiser
  8. “Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” — Kevin James
  9. “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
  10. “The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.”—Steve Goodier
  11. “Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.” – Willard Scott
  12. “I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased.” — Oprah Winfrey
  13. “Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”—Amy Grant
  14. “Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks.” -Monique Hammond
  15. “To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.”—Victor Hugo
  16. “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau
  17. “I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.”—Reba McEntire
  18. “Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”—E.P. Powell
  19. “Reflect upon your present blessings.”—Charles Dickens
  20. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. ”—W. Clement Stone
  21. “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  22. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is.”—Ernest Hemingway
  23. “We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”—Harry A. Ironside
  24. “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.”—Friedrich Koenig
  25. “Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries in life.” — Lindsey Bareham
  26. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark
  27. “Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.”—Lawrence Welk
  28. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”—Neal A. Maxwell
  29. “Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.”—Melody Beattie
  30. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”—Willie Nelson
  31. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.” – Joyce Giraud
  32. “Gratitude, help us to see what is there instead of what isn’t.” — Annette Bridges
  33. “The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about?” — Nora Ephron
  34. “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”—George Bernard Shaw
  35. “I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” Marcus Samuelsson
  36. “What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s purely about getting together with friends or family and enjoying food. It’s really for everybody, and it doesn’t matter where you’re from.”—Daniel Humm
  37. “The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”—Henry Ward Beecher
  38. “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”—Aesop
  39. “There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.”—Joyce Meyer
  40. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”—Marcel Proust
  41. “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’”—William Arthur Ward
  42. “I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.”—Ron Perlman
  43. “I do think that Thanksgiving is a very nice holiday because it’s all about saying thank you; it’s being thankful.”—Jacob Tremblay
  44. “A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for”—Norman Vincent Peale
  45. “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” – Erma Bombeck
  46. “Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy.” –  Jefferson Bethke
  47. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart
  48. “Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.” – Wilbur D. Nesbit
  49. “My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.” – Katharine McPhee
  50. “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” – Erma Bombeck

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Hashtags

The holidays are just around the corner. Are you planning your Thanksgiving social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or other platforms? Using hashtags on your personal or business accounts is essential for attracting attention.

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Hashtags for Thanksgiving

#Thanksgiving (Basic but always effective)

#HappyThanksgiving

#TurkeyDay

#Thanksgiving2021

#Thankful

#Blessed

#Grateful

#BeypndGrateful

#SpreadBlessings

#ThanksgivingBlessings

#ThanksgivingPrep

#MealPrep

#Thanksgivingfeast

#Thanksgivingfood

#ThanksgivingTable

#Thanksgivingmeal

#ThanksgivingDinner

#ThanksgivingBreak

#Family

#FamilyTime

#Friends

#Friendsgiving

#HolidaysAreComing

#Turkey

#GiveThanks

#FoodComa

#ThanksgivingRoadTrip

#ThanksgivingTravel

#Holidays

#Love

#Life

#Celebrate

#Homemade

#PumpkinPie

#ThanksgivingEve

#AfterThanksgiving

#Leftovers

#CleanUp

#BringOnChristmas

Happy Thanksgiving!

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