“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”
-Ralph H. Blum
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.”
-Neale Donald Walsch
“Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.”
“Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?”
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
“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.
“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”
-Neal A. Maxwell
“It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up.
“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.
“The more I understand the mind and the human experience, the more I begin to suspect there is no such thing as unhappiness; there is only ungratefulness.”
“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.”
“Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”
“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful. We let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.”
“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.”
These inspiring gratitude quotes were compiled by Deborah Perdue.
Deborah Perdue, RScP, is the author of Grace of Gratitude Journal, www.graceofgratitude.com. She teaches workshops, classes and retreats on the topics of gratitude, and bringing more joy and peace into our lives. She is also an accomplished book designer, www.illuminationgraphics.com as well as a nature photographer.