The Joy of Friendsgiving: Quotes to Make the Occasion Even More Special

The Joy of Friendsgiving: Quotes to Make the Occasion Even More Special

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Friendsgiving, a day to spend time with friends and show gratitude for each other, has become a beloved tradition around Thanksgiving. It’s a time for potluck dinners with friends, where everyone brings their favorite dishes. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, and of course, plenty of wine and pumpkin pie are all on the menu.

But beyond the delicious food, there are two things that inevitably happen at Friendsgiving: sappy toasts and lots of photos. To make these moments even more special, here are some heartfelt and funny Friendsgiving quotes to have up your sleeve. These quotes can be used for toasts or as captions for Instagram posts.

Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people halves, it is not my nature.” Friends are treasures in our lives, who know us better than we know ourselves. They guide and support us, sharing both laughter and tears. They remind us that we are never alone.

Reese Witherspoon expressed her gratitude for girlfriends, saying, “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” Jennifer Aniston also emphasized the importance of friends, saying, “There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable good friend. Nothing.”

But it’s not just about the friends. The food and ambiance also play a significant role. W.S. Gilbert once remarked, “It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.” Ann Lamott captured the joy of having a few amazing friends when she said, “To have a few amazing friends on this side of eternity…is the greatest joy.”

Friendship allows for growth and understanding. As Elisabeth Foley noted, “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca observed, “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

Friendship is not just about being together physically, as Dean Koontz suggested, “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” Aristotle also emphasized that friendships take time to develop, saying, “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

In times of trouble, friends are there to support us. Jim Butcher said, “I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand you without flinching—they are your family.” Cher echoed this sentiment, stating, “I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.”

Friendships create a sense of belonging. Richard Bach said, “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” Henry David Thoreau expressed the expansiveness that friends bring to our lives, stating, “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”

These quotes and sentiments remind us of the importance of friendship and the joy of Friendsgiving. So as you gather with your chosen family this holiday season, make sure to raise a glass and toast to the friends who make life special.

Definitions of Terms:
1. Friendsgiving: A gathering of friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, typically involving a potluck dinner.
2. Potluck: A gathering where each person contributes a dish of food to be shared.
3. Sappy: Overly sentimental or emotional.
4. Toasts: Short speeches or expressions of good wishes, typically accompanied raising a glass.
5. Instagram captions: Text that accompanies a photo posted on Instagram, often used to provide context or add meaning to the image.

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