We’re often bombarded with the negativity of the world. It can be hard to remember to appreciate the positive in our surroundings. Take a few minutes to relax, grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and let these 30 inspiring quotes about gratitude serve as a reminder to be grateful for the blessings and gifts in the world around you.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle
“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” – Frank A. Clark
“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” – Michael Josephson
“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha
“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone” – G. B. Stern
“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson
“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” – Naomi Williams
“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” -John Wooden
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” – A.A. Milne
“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” – Steve Maraboli
“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” – Neal A. Maxwell
“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.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” – Stephen Richards
“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” – Robert Braathe
“Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” – Raheel Farooq
“This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou
“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” – John E. Southard
“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Now, head down to the comments and let me know which one is your favorite! Have any others you love? Share it!
Sending you lots of warm fuzzies,
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