Gratitude

I am seriously under the weather, feeling too awful to write a blog. So instead, in honor of Thanksgiving, here are a lot of gratitude quotes.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.–John F. Kennedy

The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words “thank you,” I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything.–Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

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

Everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace.–G. K. Chesterton

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.–William Arthur Ward

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.–Clarence E. Hodges

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.–Storm Jameson (Journey from the North, v.2)

Give thanks for all things. All things great and small, good, bad, for all things are for a purpose.–Ann Herbstreith

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.–Cicero

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant.–Hosea Ballou

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.–Massieu

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.–Jacques Maritain (Reflectinons on America)

Gratitude is what opens the spiritual doors to all the blessings. Everything becomes clear, you see, you feel, you live.–Omraam M. Aivanhov

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.–Melody Beattie

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

He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment of his debt.–Seneca

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.–Anonymous

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.–Brene Brown

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.–G. K. Chesterton

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.–Harold Kushner

Ingratitude is the soul’s enemy… Ingratitude is a burning wind that dries up the source of love, the dew of mercy, the streams of grace.—-Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

It is impossible to be negative while we are giving thanks.–Donald Curtis

Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change our perspective of your day and your life.–Oprah Winfrey

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.–Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Of all the “attitudes” we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.–Zig Ziglar

One can never pay in gratitude; one can pay “in kind” somewhere else in life.–Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One of life’s gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness.–J. Robert Maskin

Part of growing up spiritually is learning to be grateful for all things, even our difficulties, disappointments, failures and humiliations.–Mike Aquilina (Love in the Little Things: Tales of Family Life)

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