70 Quotes About Gratitude That Will Make You Happier

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Practicing gratitude is something we should be doing every day. Doing so will give us a better perspective on life, be thankful for the good things that come our way and have a more positive attitude towards life.  Gratitude doesn’t need to be a special occasion. Of course, when something big happens like getting a promotion or receiving a lovely gift, we tend to feel more grateful. However, don’t forget that there are so many things to be thankful for daily. Don’t take these things for granted because they happen to us every day. Remember not just the big things but the little things as well.

Being grateful is something we often take for granted. It is something that we need to remind ourselves somehow every day to do. Just like motivation, it doesn’t last and is recommended daily! Yes, that is taken from the Zig Ziglar quote, and it makes sense too. So here are 70 quotes that will motivate you to practice more gratitude in your life and see things the way you should be seeing them.


“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” – John E. Southard


“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


“Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.” – Randy Pausch


“Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” – Raheel Farooq


“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” – Charles Schwab


“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle


“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward


“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


“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens


“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.” – Buddha


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


“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens


“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead


“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein


“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” – Stephen Richards


“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


“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” – William James


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


“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson


“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton


“The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.” – Henri Nouwen


“Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought.” – John Quincy Adams


“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama


“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton


“Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.” – Wayne Dyer


“Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” – Tom Hopkins


“Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” – Louie Schwartzberg


“They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.” – Tom Perrotta


“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr


“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle


“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.” – 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


“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” – Will Arnett


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault


“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” – Henry Van Dyke


“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong


“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher


“For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.” – Elie Wiesel


“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” – Neal A. Maxwell


“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar


“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


“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” – Robert Braathew


“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


“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein


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


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus


“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker


“Our love, our gratitude, our admiration for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families – all of that is bigger than any one party or any one election.” – Michelle Obama


“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


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


“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley


“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” – Naomi Williams


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


“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn


“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


“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault


“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar


“Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin


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


“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” – Steve Maraboli


“This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou


“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


“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot


“There is nothing I can do to undo what I did. I can only say again how sorry I am to those I let down and then strive to go forward with a greater sense of humility and purpose, and with gratitude to those who stood with me during a very difficult chapter in my life.” – David Petraeus


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


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


“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


 

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