Gratitude quotes and expressions of gratitude have magical powers. The more you use them, the more you will have to be grateful for. Try it. “Thank you” is the perfect prayer according to Meister Eckhart’s quote.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense out of the past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
We need to set goals for ourselves. Start today…if you don’t have any goals, make your first goal getting some goals. You probably won’t start living happily ever after, but you may start living happily, purposefully, and with gratitude…Goals are gratitude in action. They give us the opportunity to build on what we already have. While achieving goals can be a lengthy process, we can learn to be grateful for each stage in the process of setting and meeting goals.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend...when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present--love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure--the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment.
When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.
Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all others.
In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.
If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.
Gratitude and wonder are two of the most empowering and healing perspectives.
Jonathan H. Ellerby
Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take great care with what you have while the world lets you have it.
I’m grateful for anything that reminds me of what’s possible in this life. Books can do that. Films can do that. Music can do that. School can do that. It’s so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared.
Jonathan Safran Foer
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes A. Gaertner
I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
It's rare to find a consistently creative or insightful person who is also an angry person. They can't occupy the same space, and if your anger moves in, generosity and creativity often move out. It's difficult to use revenge or animus to fuel great work.
Find the good – and praise it.
My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched out human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Happiness is in itself a kind of gratitude.
Joseph Wood Krutch
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
One way we can know that we are aligned with the life force that is God is that we feel more and more alive. Notice what gives you aliveness and what diminishes you, deadens and numbs you so that you only skim the surface of life. Begin to say yes to what quickens and energizes, to that which brings joy and gratitude.
Mary Manin Morrissey
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
No matter how bad things look, you are always being blessed. Ask yourself, ‘What is the blessing here?’ and express gratitude for the awareness that comes to you.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Be grateful for whatever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness, where we notice what's right instead of what's wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.
M. J. Ryan
Our inner happiness depends not on what we experience, but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience.
Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone.
When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living.
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
Sir John Templeton
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward
God gave you 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say Thank You?
William Arthur Ward
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
Bless more; blame less.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Joy is not necessarily what happens when things unfold according to our plans.
I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.
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