Grateful Quotes

Grateful QuotesSometimes we look around at our life situations and think that there is not enough to be thankful for. Sometimes we survey our relationships or health challenges and think that giving thanks borders on the absurd. Yet, if we look around us, we can see that we are not alone in our trials, that many others are having to face similar problems. A friend said to me the other day “It seems like I can never get away from stuff. It’s always one thing and then another and then another.” My response, “It’s always going to be there. It’s what makes you better and what makes you stronger.”

Grateful Quotes

“A grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person’s life.” ~The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrews

“After all, the seeds of depression cannot take root in a grateful heart.” ~The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrews

“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

“The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.” ~Richard Carlson

“The more grateful we feel, the more things we receive to feel grateful for. The more loved we feel, the more love we receive. The more beautiful we feel, the more attractive we become.” ~Feel It Real! by Denise Coates

“I am very grateful to make my living doing what I would do for free.” ~Judd Nelson

“That which you have received, you should be grateful for it. And the most beautiful phenomenon is that when you are grateful, existence starts pouring more and more over you. It becomes a circle: the more you get, the more you become grateful; the more you become grateful, the more you get… And there is no end to it, it is an infinite process.” ~The Magic of Self-Respect: Awakening to your Own Awareness (Authentic Living) by Osho

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” ~Native American Prayer

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” ~Jean Baptiste Massieu

“The Universe loves a grateful person. The more you thank Life, the more Life will give you to be thankful for.” ~Empowering Women: Every Woman’s Guide to Successful Living by Louise L. Hay

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~Marcel Prous

“And I reminded myself that it’s easy to be grateful for the obvious blessings in life, much harder to be grateful for the tough moments and the lessons they teach.” ~You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning by Celia Rivenbark

“ThanksGiving is good but ThanksLiving is better.” ~Matthew Henry

“To become grateful, I must learn that I can handle disappointment and delayed gratification with grace and perseverance.This is why practices such as fasting and simplicity are such powerful tools for transformation. The experience of frustration and disappointment is irreplaceable in the development of a grateful heart.” ~Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” ~Erewhon by Samuel Butler

“The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what’s good.” ~Dr. Albert Schweitzer

“Like opening a can of mushroom soup and finding tomato instead; be grateful and eat it anyway.” ~Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

“Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.” ~Joan Chittister

“A central truth of life is that we always find what we look for, so if we look for things we appreciate and for things we’re grateful for, we’re likely to find more of this good stuff.” ~Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation by Mike Robbins

“If we stop and find something to be grateful for in the midst of a challenge, we gain an important perspective that helps us not only “get through” the problem but also learn and grow in the process.” ~Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation by Mike Robbins

“Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody.” ~Eubie Blake

“The ability to relax and be mindfully present in the moment comes naturally when we are grateful.” ~Gratitude: A Way of Life by Lousie L. Hay

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~Maya Angelou

“Practice being grateful for everything that life has blessed you with.” ~The Master-Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” Eric Hoffer

“Be grateful for the love you have to share—share it, and it will return to you ten times over.” ~Looking Beyond by James Van Praagh

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” ~Cicero

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older by Wendy Lustbater

“As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.” ~Terri Guillemets

“Yes, there is a “secret to happiness”—and it is gratitude. All happy people are grateful, and ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that it is being unhappy that leads people to complain, but it is truer to say that it is complaining that leads to people becoming unhappy. Become grateful and you will become a much happier person.” ~Happiness Is a Serious Problem by Dennis Prager

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.” ~Eckhart Tolle

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~Meister Eckhart

“One quality of most grateful people is that they don’t focus so much on pain and problems. They don’t dwell on their losses and are quicker to realize the blessings in even the toughest times. They tap into their families and friends during times of need, and they step back and ask themselves how they can help others in distress as well.” ~Living Life as a Thank You: The Transformative Power of Daily Gratitude by Nina Lesowitz, Mary Beth Sammons

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~G.K. Chesterton

“The very first step toward giving to others is grateful recognition of our own assets.” ~Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer by Nancy G. Brinker

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~Doris Day

“I’ve loved. I’ve lost. I’ve grieved. I’ve gained. And for this, I am grateful.” ~Color Me Butterfly: A Novel Inspired by One Family’s Journey from Tragedy to Triumph by L. Y. Marlow

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~Karl Barth

“She was always like that: grateful for life itself. Her glass was not only half full, it was gold plated with a permanent refill.” ~When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” ~Gerald Good

“A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.” ~Doris Lessing


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