Developing a Spirit of Gratefulness

Posted on November 18, 2013

gratitudeby Sue Wallace, Certified Senior Advisor

It is the time of the year where we should stop and give thanks for all the many blessings we enjoy each and every day. Following are several quotes on being “grateful”. My hope and prayer is you find something that you can apply to whatever is going on in your life.

  • “Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.”
    • Brene’ Brown
  • “Happiness isn’t complicated. It is a humble state of gratitude for simple pleasures, tender mercies, recognized blessings, and inherent beauty.”
    • Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “When you focus on gratitude, positive things flow in more readily, making you even more grateful.”
    • Lissa Rankin
  • “It is not what happens to you or for you that makes you grateful. It’s how you respond to what is happening, that shows your belief about gratitude.”
    • Summer Davenport
  • “More Miracles occur from Gratitude and Forgiveness than anything else.”
    • Philip H. Friedman
  • “If you aren’t happy for what you already have then what makes you think you will be happy with more.”
    • Maddy Malhotra
  • “Perhaps gratitude and love are one and the same.”
    • Erica Goros
  • “Thankfulness creates gratitude, which generates contentment that causes peace.”
    • Todd Stocker
  • “Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
    • Henri Frederic Amiel
  • “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.”
    • Steve Maraboli
  • “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”
    • Stephen Richards
  • “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
    • William Arthur Ward
  • “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
    • W. T. Purkiser
  • “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
    • Anthony Robbins
  • “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies, but the thankful heart will fine, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
    • Henry Ward Beecher
  • “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
    • Eckhart Tolle
  • “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
    • Meister Eckhart
  • We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
    • John F. Kennedy
  • “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
    • Maya Angelou
  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
    • Cicero
  • “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”
    • Neal A. Maxwell

In conclusion, I wish you and yours a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving season filled with grateful hearts. Join me as we begin each day by saying “Good Morning God” and spend time looking for the many grateful moments that surround us. Remember, part of the blessing is sharing our gratefulness with others.