Get into the gratitude spirit with these thankful quotes
Being thankful for what we already have is probably the most powerful positive thinking tool.
The ability to notice what we already have and to find ourselves blessed unlocks the door to abundance and to feeling good most of the time.
Many people throughout the ages have paid attention to the importance of being grateful. Below you will find a selection of thankful quotes that called my attention and inspired me.
Keep your day full of gratitude and keep open the door to all you want. Being grateful is powerful! ;)
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"Gratitude [...] goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy." -Henri J. M. Nouwen
"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
"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses." -Allophones Karr
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart
"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
"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
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." -Cicero
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." -Albert Schweitzer
"If you count all your assets, you always show a profit." -Robert Quillen
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." -Charles Dickens
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." -Thornton Wilder
"Gratitude is the open door to abundance." -Yogi Bhajan
"Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve. Good work is the great character-builder, the sweetener of life, the maker of destiny. Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worth while." -Grenville Kleiser
"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
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward
"Without gratitude, we have no wings. The highest and last freedom is to feel ever-increasing gratitude." -Laura Teresa Marquez
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy