55 Actually! Good! Thanksgiving Messages to Send Everyone You're #Thankful For

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Allow me to rattle off a few things that make Thanksgiving worth the stress and struggle: the festive decor, endless family shenanigans, movie reruns, and enough food to make your pants consider early retirement. And let’s not forget, Thanksgiving is, um, ~stuffed~ (lol, sry had to) with plenty of competitiveness, be it flag football or a pie-eating challenge.

But even though there’s so much to look forward to, prepping for the holidays and ensuring everything runs smoothly can feel like ripping your hair out. Coordinating those wretched Thanksgiving travel plans, taking multiple trips to the grocery store for that forgotten ingredient, and having the Same. Exact. Convo. with every auntie and uncle can be exhausting as hell. So when it's time to craft a witty Insta caption or tap out a meaningful text to your besties who live eight states away, there’s hardly any brain power left...especially when so much of your energy is being spent digesting that lactose-laden mac and cheese.

Fortunately for you, we’ve got it covered. We rounded up 55 thoughtful Thanksgiving messages and wishes that are perfect for sharing around the dinner table, or as a quick note to colleagues, far away friends, family, and everything in between. Not only will these make your life 100% easier (you're welcome), but they'll also help you spread joy and gratitude during the holiday season. Whether you decide to share these in person or virtually, these messages convey the warmth and appreciation that define the spirit of Thanksgiving. So, what are you waiting for? Get to spreading that Turkey Day cheer for all to hear!

For a caption on the 'gram

  • May the rest of your year bring you peace, comfort, and tender moments.

  • On this day of gratitude, extending you and your loved ones blessings on blessings.

  • Thankful for the food before us, the friends beside us, and the love between us.

  • Extending good health, good times, and a good life. Happy Turkey Day!

  • Hope this day is stuffed with good eats that make you gobble til you wobble.

  • “I don’t want to carry gratitude in seasons. I want to carry it in my bones, I want it to rest on my tongue like it is a language that I never stop speaking.” —Arielle Estoria

  • Grateful for the little things, big things, and everything in between.

  • I’m grateful for good health, to my lungs for keeping me breathing, my heart for tirelessly beating, and my body—the vessel that allows me to get through life.

  • “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward

  • Grateful that I dared to dream big. Here’s to betting on yourself.

  • Sending blessings from my fam to yours.

  • May your pants be full and pockets fuller.

For your fam

  • Grateful to have all you turkeys back home—now, let’s gather ‘round and enjoy a wonderful roosting together. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Grateful for every smile, every story, every moment we’ve spent together.

  • I am thankful to have a family that takes eating as seriously as I do.

  • On this day of gratitude, I count our family among the greatest blessings. To many more chaotic family vacays, dinners, and nights filled with laughter.

  • Our family might be chaotic, but together we create beautiful chaos, and I’m thankful for that.

  • May the pie be sweet, but the moments with each of you even sweeter. Grateful for every one of you.

  • In a time where we can all just meet virtually, thank you for being here. Grateful for your time, energy, and presence.

  • May gratitude, light, and love fill our home as we come together this Thanksgiving.

  • As we gather around the table, may our laughter be the soundtrack and love be the main course. Wishing our family many more of these warm moments.

  • Gratitude is the glue that binds us all together. Here’s to a Thanksgiving sprinkled with love, laughter, and smiles.

For your besties

  • To my dearest friends, this world should be thankful that it has *you* in it. I know mine is.

  • May this time in your life be filled with abundance, creativity, and making dreams become reality.

  • I give thanks to you for showing up and out for me always.

  • I hope your holiday season is stuffed with blessings on blessings (permission to count me twice 😇).

  • Thanksgiving feels like a year-long event because I have friends like you.

  • I hope this holiday season and beyond is good to you. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with me.

  • I am grateful for my beautiful friends—the ones who ride it out during tough times, the ones who call me out when I’m out of line, and the ones who nurture my soul and allow me to be fully me.

  • Friends buy you food. Besties eat your food. Thanks for enduring my cooking—the good, the bad, and the questionable—for all of these years.

  • Thank you for getting me, for lifting me when times were tough, and for making me feel like I’m enough.

  • It’s always good vibes when we’re all together. Cheers to us!

  • When the echoes of our laughter fill the room, it reminds me of how lucky I am. I'm so thankful that you're my friend.

  • Thanksgiving is a gentle reminder of how blessed I am to have you in my life.

For bae

  • Grateful for green bean casserole, sweet potato pie, and you!

  • I’ve got so many reasons to be #blessed, but you’re the biggest one.

  • Thanks for being the sweet to my potato, the gravy to my mash, and the pumpkin to my pie. Love you!

  • Grateful for your love, unwavering support, and unconditional love. Happy Turkey Day!

  • Grateful that we will be able to ride more waves together this Thanksgiving and beyond.

  • I’m so thankful that we are writing our story together, not just a chapter or some scribbles.

  • Thinking of you. Thinking about us. It warms my heart when I think about how far we’ve come.

  • There’s nobody I’d rather stuff my face then unzip my pants with than you. Let's do it again next year?

  • May the love we have for each other be abundant and our laughter be plentiful.

  • Life is so simple, warm, and easy with you. Every time we’re together, it feels like I’m always being welcomed home.

For your boss or coworkers

  • Thank you, Queen, for being the boss that you are. You’re always taking our team to new heights.

  • You’re the GOAT of office jokes. There’s never a dull moment with you.

  • Wishing you a more relaxing Thanksgiving than the two-day weekends we have.

  • Thankful for the endless Slack jokes. Thankful for the cheeky team lunches. Thankful for our shared snack drawer. Thankful to call you a colleague and a friend.

  • I want to express my gratitude to you for being such an amazing colleague. Thank you for your patience and partnership. This work wouldn’t have been possible without you.

  • All of your hard work has truly made a difference. May this Thanksgiving allow you to rest, recharge, and come back rejuvenated.

  • I’m in awe of all that you do for this team and company. Hope this Thanksgiving is restorative and restful!

  • Grateful for your dedication, passion, and comradery. It doesn’t go unnoticed!

  • Working alongside you has brought me immense joy. Hope you utilize this Thanksgiving for creative rest, naps, and enjoying the company of those you love.

  • These past few years have been challenging, but your leadership has been nothing short of inspirational and motivational. We wouldn’t be the thriving company we are today without you.

  • Witnessing the growth of this team has truly been the highlight of my career. I take great pride in each of you and the remarkable work we achieved together this year. How did I become so fortunate to have such an outstanding team?

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