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.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
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.
Reflect upon your present blessings
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
Thou that hast given so much to me give me one thing more, a grateful heart: not thankful when it pleaseth me, as if Thy blessings had spare days, but such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
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.
He who thanks but with the lips. Thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving. Comes from the heart.
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.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
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.