A heart overflowing with gratitude is for me a mark of a truly happy person. Only a thankful person can be sincerely happy. Thus if you want to be happy, be thankful.
Here’s ten quotes to help you develop an attitude of gratitude.
- “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” — Elie Wiesel
- “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
- “Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.” — Joan D. Chittister
- “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie
- “Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.” — Solanus Casey
- “As we express our gratitude,we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,but to live by them.” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
- “He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.” — Albert Schweitzer
- “In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- “Practicing an attitude of gratitude spills over to acts of generosity.” — Debbie Macomber
- “Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.” — John Chrysostom
- “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. ” — Friedrich Nietzsche
- “Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin
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