So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done.
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.
Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving," and the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tell us that, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
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.
What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
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.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
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.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.
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.
People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.
Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is
If you can't be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped.
To be content does not mean that you don't desire more, it means you're thankful for what you have and patient for what's to come.
If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
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