Thanksgiving Day is perhaps the most celebrated of all American holidays. Regardless of religion, ethnic background or nationality. Americans eagerly look forward to gathering with family and friends to share good food and companionship.

Nobody loved Thanksgiving more than Jeanne Bice did! Whether it was celebrated at her home or at her son, Tim’s, home, it was a celebration with family, friends and strangers (who always became friends.)

But, Jeanne had a slight problem with Thanksgiving Day. It’s the word “Day”.

You see, Jeanne believed that we should celebrate everyday. And that included, being grateful! So she adopted a “GRATITUDE ATTITUDE!” And she practiced it every single day.

After every show at QVC, she wrote a note or phoned the hosts, the producers, and the behind-the-scenes talent to thank them. As she walked the long hall from the studio to the QVC front door, she bowed her head in a silent prayer of thanksgiving.

In her book, The Rubber Duck Principle, Jeanne wrote “I have discovered that one of the greatest ways to change my thinking is through being grateful.”

She went on to be quite clear: “You don’t have to look for big things to be grateful for. When a stranger holds a door open, tell them, ‘Thank you,” even if it makes you feel old. When a waiter gives great service, don’t just leave a tip. Say “thank you” out loud.”

Perhaps most importantly, Jeanne reminded us that we should be grateful for everything…and everyone, who got us to where we are today. The people who inspired us. Those who believed in us. The person who saw the sparkle in us and made it brighter.

Now here’s advice Jeanne shared that’s unexpected: “Be grateful for things that haven’t even happened yet. God has a future plan for you, and if you are grateful for it, and appreciate it, sight unseen; it will be exactly the future that is the perfect one for you. Love the life you’re going to get, and be grateful for it”

Jeanne practiced her GRATITUDE ATTITUDE every day. Especially to the millions of women she met through QVC—her Quackers—who made it all possible. “They came as customers,’ she said. ‘They stayed as friends.”

And so at this special time of the year, all of us at Quacker Factory want to express our GRATITUDE ATTITUDE, to you!

Thank you for your loyalty. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for your support. Most of all, thank you for your friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving…. every day!

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By |2019-11-21T11:34:10-05:00November 26th, 2014|Fridays @ The Factory, Holiday, Stories|7 Comments

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    christineangelabrailsford November 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Jean was gratefull for whatever life threw at her to be honest, she was very gratefull to qvc , to all her friends, people that purchased her clothes, she was just the woman that was gratefull for life realy, happy thanksgiving to all my quacker factory friends in the usa, and to my special wonderfull adopted mom and dad and family, thinking of you all today, wish we were there with you, on this special day, but you are in our thoughts and in our hearts, Im just so gratefull for you all christine

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    valerieschifeling November 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I love her GRATITUDE ATTITUDE!!  Wouldn’t it be great if everyone practiced this every day?   

    Happy Thanksgiving today and everyday to everyone!!!! 🙂

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    tinapinho November 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and keep up the good work!  Have a GREAT Day!

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    candybrown November 27, 2014 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this reminder from Jeanne.I needed this message today.I am having a rough time right now but grateful for everything and waiting for God to show me the way.

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    edythburnett November 28, 2014 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I’m grateful for you , Angel.

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    Ericka Ransom November 28, 2019 at 8:14 am - Reply

    I am Grateful for all of you & especially to Angel & Patrick

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    Cathy Lowry December 7, 2019 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Just wanted to tell you that I love Quacker Factory and loved watching Jeanne on QVC. I miss seeing her, but I think Angel is doing a great job & I know Jeanne is very proud of her. I have purchased several of Jeanne’s tops in the past & get lots of compliments on them. Being on a fixed income now, I can’t really buy some of the ones I would like to – my most recent purchase was the Christmas Black cat sweater (our Mittens looks exactly like the one on the sweater). Early Christmas present from my hubby to me. We just adopted a Golden Retriever (husband’s bucket list item) named “Gus.” Wanted the “Golden Retriever” sweater too; maybe next year. As Jeanne would probably say, “good things come to those who wait.” Angel, keep up the good work and I will be watching. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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