Some Thoughts On Gratitude From Various Authors

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

Epicurus

“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

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

A.A. Milne

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.”

Steve Maraboli

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

Maya Angelou

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Some Thoughts On Gratitude From Various Authors

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”

Zig Ziglar

“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

“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

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer

Some Thoughts On Gratitude From Various Authors

“Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”

Steve Maraboli

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

W.T. Purkiser

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

G.K. Chesterton

Some Thoughts About Gratitude From Various Authors

“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’

Oprah Winfrey

“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

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. 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.”
Seneca
“The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.”
Maya Angelou
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
John F. Kennedy

Some Thoughts On Gratitude From Anonymous

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“The greatest lesson we learn from past civilizations is ingratitude.”

“Debts of gratitude are the most difficult to collect.”

“He who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness.”

“Gratitude is the rarest of all virtues, and yet we invariably expect it.”

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

Some Thoughts On Gratitude From Anonymous

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“Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.”

“Express gratitude generously and sincerely; receive gratitude humbly and graciously; expect gratitude rarely, if ever.”

“Be grateful for the doors of opportunity—and for friends who oil the hinges.”

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”

“Happiness comes when we stop wailing about the troubles we have, and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.”