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.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
No better words than thank you have yet been discovered to express the sincere gratitude of one's heart; when the two words are sincerely spoken.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
When in doubt, always choose love and gratitude.
Humility and Gratitude are the twin characteristics of happiness.
Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.
We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy.
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.
There is always something to be grateful for.
There is always something to be grateful for. Pure love has no conditions or boundaries. Love does not restrain itself or hold back. Love gives all the time and doesn't ask for anything in return. Love is a continuous flow without any limits. And all of this is inside you.
Enough is as good as a feast.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
It's not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you're grateful, you can find happiness in everything.
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
Hope has a good memory; gratitude a bad one.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
If you don't appreciate what you have, you may as well not have it.
You don't get blessed, and feel blessed. You have to first feel blessed, then the blessings come to you.
My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.
What can you do right now to turn your life around? Gratitude.
Stop thinking gratitude as a byproduct of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.
Being thankful not only shows good manners, but a simple expression of thankfulness can go a long way in relationships and communication with others. It not only enhances our own lives, but makes other people feel appreciated.
They say the glass is half full or half empty, well let me tell you I'm just glad there's a glass at all.
Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.
Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned or demanded -- those wonderful things that we take for granted.
Gratitude and love are always multiplied when you give freely. It is an infinite source of contentment and prosperous energy.
Ingratitude is the worst of sins.
Saying thanks to the world, and acknowledging your own accomplishments, is a great way to feel good and stay positive.
We have been misled...lied to...but anger is an extension of your implants, an emotional poison that will weigh you down. Let that go and be grateful. Grateful for your journey, your story, your body that fought like a warrior and won the war.
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
Find the good and praise it.
No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
If you haven't all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you wouldn't want.
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise -- then you will discover the fullness of your life.
What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness.
The mind is like a flower. It does not bloom without the lights of appreciation, encouragement, and love.
Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.
I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I'd see.
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot.
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
The natural response to evaluation is to feel judged. We have to mature to a place where we respond to it with gratitude, and love feedback.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.
Gratitude is what you feel when you want what you already have.
Play the hand you're dealt.
Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.
Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of faultfinding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.
Swinish gluttony never looks to heaven amidst its gorgeous feast; but with besotted, base ingratitude, cravens and blasphemes his feeder.
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful.
Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable.
Feeling gratitude isn't born in us -- it's something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children.
The world gives you way more than you ever give it.
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Gratitude isn't a burdening emotion.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
The appreciation of life does not require wealth or plenty. It requires only gratitude for the beauty of the world.
Remember who was there for you when you needed help.
The truly grateful are also grateful for being grateful.
Even the worst that has ever happened to you could have been worse.
The happiest people are not those who have the most, but those who are the most grateful for what they have.
Some people are happy that they have each lost one instead of both legs, whereas some are unhappy because they have each lost a toenail.
The mind is inclined to zoom in on your problem, or few problems, to an extend that you cannot see your many blessings.
Gratitude is often caused not by gain but by loss.
The ingratitude of the world can never deprive us of the conscious happiness of having acted with humanity ourselves.
At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I've never emerged.
All moments are beautiful, only you have to be receptive and surrendering. All moments are blessings, only you have to be capable of seeing. All moments are benedictions. If you accept with a deep gratitude, nothing ever goes wrong.
When one is in love with existence one feels such blessing, such bliss, that it is natural to bow down in deep gratitude.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
You will never have enough until you are grateful for what you have.
Every once in a while God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it.
Be grateful for this amazing day.
There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.
Gratitude drives happiness. Happiness boosts Productivity. Productivity reveals mastery. And mastery inspires the world.
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue what you want.
We don't truly appreciate what we have until it's gone… We don't really appreciate something until we have experienced some events; we don't really appreciate our parents until we ourselves have become parents. Be grateful for what you have now, and nothing should be taken for granted.
Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others, we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
The more grateful we are, the more we practice this in our everyday lives, the more connected we become to the universe around us.
Be consistent in your dedication to showing your gratitude to others. Gratitude is a fuel, a medicine, and spiritual and emotional nourishment.
If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.
He enjoys much who is thankful for little.
There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself.
Life is full of blessings we take for granted. Yet so often we dwell on what we don't have. Appreciate what you already have and be grateful.
Gratitude practice is really, really important to me. I think it's an incredible way to start your day.
Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we've poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually... a verb. It's an activity.
When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that's when you can do your best... for yourself and for others.
Let me recommend that periodically you and I offer a prayer in which we only give thanks and express gratitude. Ask for nothing; simply let our souls rejoice and strive to communicate appreciation with all the energy of our hearts.
Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.
I'm grateful for my health, glad I'm making people laugh, glad my wife still likes me after a lotta years, grateful my daughter is growing, glad I don't take myself too seriously, glad L.A. has Astro Burger, grateful to be coming home to Harlem soon. It's a gratitude list. It works.
Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
We are surrounded by God's benefits. The best use of these benefits is an unceasing expression of gratitude.
No longer forward or behind I look in hope or fear, But grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here.
The kind of experience of humility and happiness that comes with gratitude tends to crowd out whatever is coarse, or ugly, or mean.
Feelings of love and gratitude arise directly and spontaneously in the baby in response to the love and care of his mother.
I know my debt of gratitude to the women who went before, I know my responsibility to young women coming forward.
A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
Familiarity leads to lack of Gratitude.
If someone's ungrateful and you tell him he's ungrateful, okay, you've called him a name. You haven't solved anything.
To come to terms with our beginning requires a truthful story to acquire the skills to live in gratitude rather than resentment for the gift of life.
Gratitude is the state of mind of thankfulness. As it is cultivated, we experience an increase in our sympathetic joy, our happiness at another's happiness. Just as in the cultivation of compassion, we may feel the pain of others, so we may begin to feel their joy as well. And it doesn't stop there.
As gratitude is a necessary, and a glorious virtue, so also it is an obvious, a cheap, and an easy one; so obvious that wherever there is life there is a place for it; so cheap, that the covetous man may be gratified without expense, and so easy that the sluggard may be so likewise without labor.
Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
End your day with a smile, a happy thought, and a grateful heart.
From the moment we expect gratitude, we forfeit it.
Showing gratitude for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is.
What are you grateful for right now? Gratitude can shift your energy, raise your vibration, and make all your next moments even better.
You should not open your mouth except to express gratitude for benefits you have received, and never to mention your discontent.
People who don't take things for granted are the ones who know the value of contributing and sharing in life. Feeling grateful to the blessings around you makes you a person with a living heart who can appreciate God's blessings, enjoy life, and feel the responsibility towards others too.
The practice of gratitude is incompatible with negative emotions and may actually diminish or deter such feelings as anger, bitterness, and greed.
When you have something use it with appreciation before you lose it and always remember those who don't have it.
Miracles only for those who want to try and be grateful.
Helping others is often fulfilling. However, even when you give from the heart, lack of gratitude can make you wish you hadn't. If you don't appreciate those who answer when you call that sense of entitlement will leave you disconnected when you need them most.
Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality.
Do not stop doing small things that have an impact on other people and other creatures in this world, life is mysterious. Be grateful in any situation because you don't know what will happen to you in one night or even in a second.
If I pull from places of faith, joy and gratitude, then I have the wind of creativity behind me. And, my work in the world is much more effective.
When you express gratitude everyday, you give yourself the gift of experiencing the joy of gratitude everyday. Give yourself that gift today!
Life is a web of intersections and choices. Your first choice is to recognize an intersection. Your second choice is to be grateful for it.
We already have so much abundance. We truly do. We need not search too far. It is within. The reason we fail to recognize this is because we haven't quite mastered the art of being. For abundance to prevail, we must have love, gratitude, acceptance and compassion.
When I wake up in the morning, I like to express my gratitude for being on the planet. That gratefulness makes me very present.
Ingratitude is the soul's enemy... Ingratitude is a burning wind that dries up the source of love, the dew of mercy, the streams of grace.
It sounds weird to be grateful for things that don't turn out the way you want them to. But I realised that there were many blessings that I'm grateful for today which I wouldn't have had if I did not have to make a few u-turns and detours along the way.
The best way to appreciate life is to be grateful.
Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.
Being in the habit of saying Thank you, of making sure that people receive attention so they know you value them, of not presuming that people will always be there -- this is a good habit, regardless...make sure to give virtual and actual high-fives to those who rock and rock hard.
Count your blessings as the more you are grateful for what you have the more there is to be grateful for.
Every time you feel gratitude, you're reminding your brain to look for more ways to be grateful. As you bask in noticing life's abundance, your body rewards you with serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine -- boosting your immunity and energy.
A grateful heart sees a glimpse of heaven in everything.
Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment.
Do not feel badly if your kindness is rewarded with ingratitude; it is better to fall from your dream clouds than from a third-story window.
Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.
I believe gratitude leads to happiness.
'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding..
It pays to be content with your lot.
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.
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace -- we have to give it away.
He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end.
Develop an attitude of gratitude.
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.
The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for.
To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.
When you focus on what you have, your abundance increases. I started with my breath. Noticing being alive is a good start!
The best kind of giving is thanksgiving.
When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously, even if it's just gratitude for breathing, gratitude for the aliveness that you feel in your body. Gratitude is there when you acknowledge the aliveness of the present moment.
And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:
Your seeds shall live in my body,
And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
And your fragrance shall be my breath,
And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.
If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.
Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way!
Gratefulness for what is there is one of the most powerful tools for creating what is not yet there. What does gratefulness mean? It means you appreciate what is. You value, you give attention to, you honor whatever is here at this moment.
Gratitude opens the door to... the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.