Gratitude

You want to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, but how do you begin? Let gratitude quotes be your guide. Quotes about gratitude illuminate the beauty and power of finding ways to be grateful for the large and small joys in your life. Let a grateful quote lead you toward a grateful day!

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Guideposts reader Susan J. Decuir

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

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

Native American saying

I trust that no loving thought goes unnoticed, even when I do not see immediate gratitude or behavior changes in the other person.

Lee Jampolsky, Ph.D.

Before you go to bed, write down three ‘gratefuls’ for the day and three ‘did wells’ (they can even include something as simple as doing the laundry)—the results can be amazing!

Carol Burnett

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows.

Alan Cohen

Gratitude is not easy. It’s not something that comes naturally, but has to be worked at. It has to be cultivated. It goes far beyond saying ‘thank you.’ It’s deeper than that; it can be a really fundamental way of viewing life, an orientation toward life itself.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie

Breathe a prayer of gratitude. And give those you love an extra measure of affection. Life is fleeting and love is precious. Cherish both.

Galen Guengerich

Gratitude is a form of perspective.

From 'Grapevine,' the international journal of Alcoholics Anonym

Take a deep breath and think of the three things you are grateful for, right in this moment.

M.J. Ryan