The 5 Best Things About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend is practically here and while retailers do their best to charm us into going out on Thursday — we’ve found that our community has other ideas.

Earlier this week, we asked our community what their favorite part about Thanksgiving was and here is what they said:

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Clearly food and cooking stole that show at a combined 47% of our respondents.  Followed closely by football and family.  Since most of us spend time watching football with family — that seems reasonable.  And even at a time where we are overwhelmed by too much to do and not enough time — sleeping has fallen to the bottom of the list of favorite things to do.

5 Swipable Gratitude Quotes for Thanksgiving

Since I’m in the Thanksgiving spirit today, I thought I might share some quotes about gratitude and Thanksgiving.  Some are serious and some are saucy — all are Tweetable – so feel free to swipe and deploy.

  1. via @QuestionPro:There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” –George Bernard Shaw
  2. via @QuestionPro:#Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows,- Alan Cohen
  3. via @QuestionPro:#Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.- unknown
  4. via @QuestionPro:You can tell you ate too much for #Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” –Jay Leno
  5. via @QuestionPro: An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on #Thanksgiving-Irv Kupcine

So — what are you grateful for today?  Share what you’re grateful for this Thanksgiving in the comments below!

Ivana Taylor is the publisher of DIYMarketers and the President of Third Force, a strategic marketing firm. She's the marketing expert and book editor for Small Business Trends and a frequent contributor to AMEX Open Forum.

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2 comments on “The 5 Best Things About Thanksgiving
  1. James Wirth says:

    So it comes down to the 3 Fs: Food, Family & Football! 🙂 Thanks Ivana!

  2. 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.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS…

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