20 Quotes about Gratitude

Be Thankful!

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Take time at the end of every day to acknowledge your gratitude for being smoke-free.  Your resolve will be strengthened and you'll appreciate the value of smoking cessation and so much more in your life.


Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step towards achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

~Brian Tracy~

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings.
~Oprah Winfrey~

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 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 of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

~Melody Beattie~

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
~Margaret Cousins~

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
~W.T. Purkiser~

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it--would you be likely to give them another?

Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
Ralph Marston

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.
~Christiane Northrup~

Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise--then you will discover the fullness of your life.
~Brother David Steindl-Rast~

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~

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.
~Sara Ban Breathnach~

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
~John Greenleaf Whittier~

Each day comes bearing its own gifts.

Untie the ribbons.
~Ruth Ann Schabacker~

The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles... are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance.
~William Matthews~

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
~John Ruskin~

If only people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars... or your two legs... or your hands... or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.
~Dale Carnegie~

Most of us miss out on life's big prizes. The Pulitzer. The Nobel. Oscars. Tonys. Emmys. But we're all eligible for life's small pleasures. A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear. A four-pound bass. A full moon. An empty parking space. A crackling fire. A great meal. A glorious sunset. Hot soup. Cold beer. Don't fret about copping life's grand awards. Enjoy its tiny delights. There are plenty for all of us.
~United Technologies Corporation advertisement~

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play and to look up at the stars.
~Henry Van Dyke~

When it rains, look for rainbows.  When it's dark, look for stars.

If you must look back, do so forgivingly.  If you must look forward, do so prayerfully.  However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present...gratefully.
~Maya Angelou~

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