20 Quotes on Gratitude and Being Thankful —

A practice I like to do is taking a moment to reflect on what I am grateful for. Although you don’t need a National Holiday to feel grateful, it is a great reminder of what is important.

Appreciation helps you realize what is important, focusing your mind on the positive. The more you spend your time focusing on what you do have, the less time you will spend thinking about what you don’t have. The amazing part is that when you become grateful, you tend to find that you start attracting even more things to be grateful for.

This year, I am particularly grateful for this blog. I first started it in June of this year and since then it has connected me with so many amazing people who strive to be more every day. This Blog has been a gift to me and I hope to continue to be able to use it as a medium to connect and inspire.

Here are 20 quotes on Gratitude and Being Thankful:

1. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder

2. “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

3. “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

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

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

6. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark

7. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” — Gerald Good

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

9. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

10. “The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” — Michael Josephson

11.. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” — Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” — Mike Ericksen

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

20. “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” — Robert Braathe

What are you thankful for? Which quote is your favorite?

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Originally published at www.leadgrowdevelop.com on October 12, 2015.