What is a good toast for Thanksgiving?


Quick Answer

One good toast for thanksgiving, which is both relevant and brief, is William Arthur Ward's quote, "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." Among the people to mention and give thanks to include the guests, the chef and those who could not be present — especially the deceased.

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For a longer toast, it is recommended to begin with thanks and memories, smiling around the table and including one's listeners by limiting use of first person pronouns, such as "I" and "my," in favor of more inclusive alternatives like "we" and "our."

It might also be welcome to encourage listeners to contribute thanks of their own.

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