The power in simple and sincere heart felt thanks is extraordinary; gratitude really is one of the greatest secrets of life. My hope is these gratitude quotes will inspire you as much as they have me to practice more. I know for myself I need reminding every day, of the power of true gratitude.
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Practising gratitude is spiritually fulfilling and can change your life for ever. Personally I've always been quick to say thank you but it took me a long time to fully grasp the spiritual significance of true gratitude. Spending some time alone every day to be thankful can change your life.
If you use a journal already, make a daily point of writing 5 things down you are grateful for every day, you'll be amazed the difference it can make to your day, or if you're like me and love your iphone, there's plenty of great gratitude apps out there.
"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
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude."
- A.A. Milne
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust
"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
"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."
"He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has."
"Gratitude bestows reverence,
allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies,
those transcendent moments of awe that change forever
how we experience life and the world."
- John Milton
"Take full account of the excellencies which you possess,
and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them,
if you had them not."
- Marcus Aurelius
"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie
"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
"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."
- Tony Robbins
"Gratitude helps you to grow and expand;
gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life
and into the lives of all those around you."
- Eileen Caddy
"Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth."
"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
- Karl Barth
"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."
- Lionel Hampton
"When a new day begins,
dare to smile gratefully…
When the day has ended,
dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times,
Dare to be!"
- Steve Maraboli
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