Sunday, 4 November 2012

Gratitude

A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. This, of course, is a fact. Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind. The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity. - Norman Vincent Peale

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. - Plato

A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favour” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favours”. Learn to say, “thank you”. - Israelmore Ayivor

A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher. - Israelmore Ayivor

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. - Terri Guillemets

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

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. - Albert Schweitzer

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way; Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day; Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do, For round about you there are men less fortunate than you. Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom, The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom; Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet, The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet. Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are, How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar! And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad; Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had. - Edgar Albert Guest 

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. - Rumi

Be grateful that you don’t have everything you want… That means you still have an opportunity to be happier than you are today! - Unknown

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

But the value of gratitude does not consist solely in getting you more blessings in the future. Without gratitude, you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are. - Wallace Wattles

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. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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. - Brian Tracy

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. - Christiane Northrup

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William A. Ward

From the moment we expect gratitude, we forfeit it. - Ivan Panin

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. - Hansa Proverb

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared. - Dennis Prager

Grateful people are like fertile fields, they return what they received ten times over. - Unknown

Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing. - Dan Buettner

Gratitude brings joy and laughter into  your life and into the lives of all those around you. - Eileen Caddy

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward

Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past, I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. - Henri J.M. Nouwen

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. - Eileen Caddy

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

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. - Jacques Rousseau

Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things. - Unknown

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. - William Faulkner

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. - John Henry Jowett

Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life. - Unknown

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. - G.K. Chesterton

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. - Felix Frankfurter

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for. - Barry Neil Kraufman

Gratitude is the appreciation of the simple things in life that we usually take for granted, particularly those that don’t cost money, such as clean air and water and access to beautiful beaches and countryside. Imagine not having them. Then you can learn to appreciate them. - Leo Buscaglia

Gratitude is the best attitude! - Unknown

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. - Unknown

Gratitude is the heart’s memory. - French Proverb

Gratitude is the path to wisdom. - Marinela Reka

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop

Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life. - Jack Canfield

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where  you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude  to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to fell grateful. - Marelisa Fabrega

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 makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melodie Beattie

Gratitude will shift  you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things. - Unknown

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows. - Alan Cohen

If it is a new thought to you that gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the Universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true. - Wallace Wattles

If you have not all the things you want, be grateful for the things you do not have that you did not want. - Unknown

Learn to be grateful to the people who have helped you in any way. An ungrateful person is seldom truly happy even when he has everything. - Unknown

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

Many people who order their lives righty in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. - Wallace Wattles

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. - Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life. - Anne Lindbergh

Profuse expressions of gratitude do not cancel an indebtedness any more than a promissory note settles an account. Gratitude that is extravagant in words is usually economical in all other expression. - William Jordan

Thankfulness is measured by the number of words; gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions. - David McKay

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. - Henri Frederic Amiel

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see. - Unknown

The Struggle ends when gratitude begins. - Newale Donald Walsch

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. - Robert Brault

 

1 comment:

Peaches Ledwidge said...

This is so true.
"A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. This, of course, is a fact. Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind. The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity." - Norman Vincent Peale