Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
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.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
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.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends... Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
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.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
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.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Reflect upon your present blessings
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
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