Posted by: RealisticRecovery | June 2, 2009

Quotes: Gratitude

Quotes: Gratitude

  1. “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, best selling author and journalist
  2. “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” — Christiane Northrup, MD
  3. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward, author and teacher
  4. “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” — Hausa proverb (Nigeria)
  5. “Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling. It can resolve disputes. It can strengthen friendships. And it makes us better men and women.” — Gordon B. Hinckley
  6. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” — Marcus Cicero
  7. “If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
  8. “If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart
  9. “Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.” — Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich
  10. “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” — Edward Sandford Martin (1856-1939), American writer
  11. “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum, author
  12. “Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit.” — Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People
  13. “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” — Elie Wiesel
  14. Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” — John Henry Jowett
  15. “In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), German Lutheran pastor, theologian and participant in the German resistance movement against Nazism
  16. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” — Albert Clarke, photographer
  17. “What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it — would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” — Ralph Marston
  18. “Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach (Author of Simple Abundance)
  19. “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 (1917–1963), 35th President of the United States
  20. “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

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  1. […] H. at Realistic Recovery gives us twenty “Quotes: Gratitude.” I must confess that the Melody Beattie and the Meister Eckhart quotes get a lot of milage (hey, if […]

  2. I discovered that gratitude is key to growing. I had thought I practiced it well until I started to write a blog each day that took about 45 minutes. Being focused daily on gratitude for that length of time was life changing for me. So my day starts with me writing on my blog at goodmorninggratitude.com. Thanks for the inspiration.


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