Reasons for Gratitude
Quotes about appreciation of the world in which we live, people who have overcame difficulties and thanks for what we have received.
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, wake up with a sense of gratitude.
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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
I am grateful for all my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.
J. C. Penney
It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me.
I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight silence would teach him the joys of sound.
If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
If you have your health, if you have people in your life to love, you are blessed. Slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.
The Joy of Gratitude
Inspiring quotes on the joy one receives by being grateful.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
Gratitude is a soil on which joy thrives.
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
As flowers carry dewdrops, trembling on the edges of the petals, and ready to fall at the first waft of wind or brush of bird, so the heart should carry its beaded words of thanksgiving; and at the first breath of heavenly flavor, let down the shower, per- fumed with the heart’s gratitude.
Henry Ward Beecher
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude.
In every exalted joy, there mingles a sense of gratitude.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Gilbert K Chesterton
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
When gratitude o’erflows the swelling heart, and breathes in free and uncorrupted praise for benefits received, propitious heaven takes such acknowledgment as fragrant incense, and doubles all its blessings.
Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
Gratitude is a twofold love – love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Henry Van Dyke
Passing on Thankfulness
Others have made our lives better; a few quotes of giving thanks for what others have given us, for being in our lives, and how we can pass on thankfulness.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
John F Kennedy
Two kinds of gratitude – The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.
Edwin Arlington Robinson
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest form of appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F Kennedy
Gratitude helps you to grow and expands; gratitude brings you and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
Reminders of what we have received
Lastly, some quotes on appreciation of life and what we truly have received.
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K Chesterton
The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
Henry Ward Beecher
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s own appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
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 weighs heavy on us only when we no longer feel it.
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.
Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
John Henry Jowett
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
Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.
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. Gratitude arises in that in – between space where the inner and outer worlds meet and touch and encompass each other. Authentic spirituality, genuine politics, and good economics arise from a spirit of radical gratitude.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
Neal A Maxwell
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
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