20 inspiring quotes about gratitude
Gratitude...It’s a word we throw around often, but I believe it’s still an underutilized tool for welcoming happiness into our lives.
I think the art of being thankful is so essential that we could benefit from a strong daily gratitude practice.
That’s because when you aren’t crystal clear about what you already have to be grateful for, you likely feel unhappy and negative most of the time. You probably focus on the seemingly “bad” things that happen to you and can’t see the good in life.
Feeling and expressing gratitude, on the other hand, helps you feel happier on a regular basis. You appreciate the simple, everyday moments that you experience. And you feel more love and joy, even during emotionally painful times.
This has been particularly true for me after my older dog passed away this week. I miss her terribly, but in between the sadness and general grief, I’ve been able to focus on all the wonderful ways that Sadie brought joy into our lives. In fact, after we returned home from euthanizing my sweet dog, my husband, daughter, and I sat together and shared several ways that we’re each thankful for her. That gratitude has definitely helped me heal my emotional pain around her death.
But don’t take it just from me. I gathered 20 quotes about gratitude to inspire you to boost your own gratitude practice.
"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."
— Tony Robbins
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude."
— A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
— Melody Beattie
"Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up with more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough."
— Oprah Winfrey
"The struggle ends when gratitude begins."
— Neale Donald Walsh
"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
— Robert Brault
"To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything."
— Alan Cohen
"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have."
— Michael Bernard
"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 Kaufman
"There is no joy without gratitude."
— Brené Brown
"When you look at life through eyes of gratitude, the world becomes a magical and amazing place."
— Jennifer Gayle
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
"The more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for."
"If you want to find happiness, find gratitude."
— Steve Maraboli
"Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life."
— Sanaya Roman
"Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors."
— Richelle Goodrich
"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for abundance."
— Eckhart Tolle
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
— William Arthur Ward
"It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy."