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45 Quotes about Gratitude and How It Changes Everything

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45 Quotes about Gratitude and How It Changes Everything

Gratitude doesn't change everything, but it does change YOU. And when you change, everything becomes... different.

Read these quotes about gratitude to remember: when you appreciate what you love, you're asking for more of it to flow through your life.

And for a daily reminder of what a miracle it is to be here at all, get your favorite poetry print from my collection. These are my picks for today:

45 Quotes about Gratitude and Its Power to Change Your Life

1. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melodie Beattie

2. “True gratitude comes from knowing that you belong in the infinite dance of life.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.” – Bruce Wilkinson

4. “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” – Zig Ziglar

5. “A miracle happened: another day of life.” – Paul Coelho

6. “Gratitude is more than an attitude, it is a lifestyle.” – Jenni Mullinix

7. “’Enough’ is a feast.” – Buddhist Proverb

8. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

9. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

10. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good

11. “The root of joy is gratefulness.” – David Steindl-Rast

12. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

13. “The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” – Michael Josephson

14. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

15. “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” – Charles Schwab

16. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” – Jean Massieu

17. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

18. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

19. “Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” – Steve Maraboli

20. “Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

21. "It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment." – Naomi Williams

22. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” – John E. Southard

23. “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” – Mike Ericksen

24. “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” – Stephen Richards

25. “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” – Robert Braathe

26. "This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before." – Maya Angelou

27. “In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

28. “The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for.” – Unknown

29. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

30. “When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.” – Vietnamese Proverb

31. “Gratitude is a habit of the heart.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

32. “When times get tough, the key is not to stay strong… the key is to stay grateful.” – Unknown

33. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” – A.A. Milne

34. “The spirit of gratitude brings true joy and great happiness.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

35. “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart

36. “To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.” – Thomas S. Monson

37. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilden

38. “Gratitude is nutrition for a living relationship.” – Steve Maraboli

39. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

40. “The secret to having it all is believing you already do.” – Unknown

41. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” – Steve Maraboli

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

43. “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” – Dr. Robert Holden

44. “We can choose to be grateful, no matter what.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf

45. “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Pausch

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Tell me:

Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!

With love,

Jen

P.S. Want to celebrate this your life with something you can hold? Go visit my shop for prints of handwritten poems and other words of hope and heart. If you forget what matters or how amazing it is just to be here at all, you’ll have something to remind you.

Comments on this post (2)

  • Jun 24, 2019

    Gurbhag, thank you for telling me your favorites! I love being able to share them, and am grateful you read them. “… opens your eyes to the limitless potential…” might be my favorite :) ~ Jen

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jun 24, 2019

    All are great, but the following I lied more:
    “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” – Stephen Richards
    “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” – Robert Braathe
    “The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for.” – Unknown
    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward
    “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart

    “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
    43. “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” – Dr. Robert Holden

    Thank you for sharing the words of wisdom, enjoyed reading it.
    have a great day.

    — Gurbhag Singh

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