Gratefulness

Gratitude, Gratefulness and Appreciation

Whatever we are willing for–peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance–it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

 

“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” ~ E. A. Robinson

A grateful thought toward heaven is of itself a prayer. ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way! ~ Louise L. Hay, Gratitude: A Way of Life

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. ~ Gladys Browyn Stern

 A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the full measure I have received and am still receiving. ~ Albert Einstein

Abundance is in large part an attitude. ~ Sue Patton Thoele

Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. ~ Mary Kay Ash, IBD, 9/1/06

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

There’s a self expansive aspect of gratitude. Very possibly it’s a little known law of Nature the more gratitude you have, the more you have to be grateful for. ~ Elaine St. James

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. ~ Lionel Hampton

Gratitude is the heart’s memory. ~ French Proverb

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. ~ Doris Day

 “Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ~ Voltaire

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. ~ Dale Carnegie

Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something–for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it. ~ M.J. Ryan

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ Aesop’s Fables

Some say a cup of chamomile tea or a warm bath can induce relaxation, but gratitude is the great wooer of sleep. ~ Elizabeth Yates

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  

Saying “thank you” creates love. ~ Daphne Rose Kingma

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~ William A. Ward

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

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Virtue begins when we dedicate ourselves actively to the job of gratitude. ~ Ruth Benedict

I challenge anybody in their darkest moment to write what they’re grateful for, even stupid little things like green grass or a friendly conversation with somebody on the elevator. You start to realize how rich you are. ~ Jim Carrey, USA Today

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. ~ Elie Wiesel

You learn about gratitude by giving. You learn about humility by receiving, and in the pecking order of human qualities, I’d probably put humility somewhere before gratitude. ~ Jean Harris

All the goodness, beauty, and perfection of a human being belong to the one who knows how to recognize these qualities. ~ Georgette Leblanc

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. ~ Willie Nelson

Count your joys instead of your woes/Count your friends instead of your foes. ~ Irish Proverb

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. ~ The Buddha

 “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” ~ Neil A. Maxwell

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. ~ George Eliot

May the blessed sunlight shine upon you and warm your heart till it glows like a great fire and strangers may warm themselves as well as friends. And may the light shine out of the eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer to come in out of the storm. ~ Traditional Irish Blessing

Enjoy the blessings of this day… for this day only is ours: we are dead to yesterday, and not born to tomorrow. ~ Jeremy Taylor

The most powerful weapon known is the weapon of blessing. Therefore, a clever person relies on it. He wins with peace, not with war. ~ Lao Tzu