14 Quotes on Thankfulness and Gratitude

14 Quotes on Thankfulness and Gratitude

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Thanksgiving is over, however, being thankful and showing gratitude should be done all year long! With the holiday season approaching, it’s a great time to stop and think about what we’re grateful for. In the spirit of being thankful, we’ve taken some time to compile some of our favorite quotes about gratitude and being thankful.

Here are 14 quotes on thankfulness and gratitude:

  1. “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” Hansa Proverb
  2. “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, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
  3. “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
  4. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus
  5. “̒Thank you̕  is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you, expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” Alice Walker
  6. “They do not love, that do not show their love.” William Shakespeare
  7. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” John F. Kennedy
  8. “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!” Henry Ward Beecher
  9. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder
  10. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust
  11. “Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.” Henry Jacobsen
  12. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton
  13. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
  14. “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

These quotes are great to help you get in the mood for the holiday season and beyond. Remember what the season is really all about and show your loved ones how much they mean to you!

About the author

Carissa Godbott was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and currently resides in a suburb of Northeast Ohio. She is a wife to Darrick, and Mommy to Emma, Darrick II (in heaven) and Douglass (DJ). By day she works in Higher Education Administration, and by night she’s in front of a computer blogging at The Green Eyed Lady Blog. The Green Eyed Lady is a lifestyle and parenting blog where she discusses all things parenting, marriage, motherhood, travel and product reviews. She lives a life on the go as the mother of a preschooler and toddler; with school, therapy appointments (Speech, Occupational and Physical therapy), working, blogging, participating in church and community activities. When she has free time she enjoys spending time with her extended family, shopping, baking, family movie nights and enjoying Mexican Cuisine.

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