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Gratitude,  Soul Work

107 Top Gratitude Quotes for Inspiring an Attitude of Gratitude 2018

November is widely considered a month of gratitude and thankfulness in the United States. The Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated thus; we take the time to reflect upon our blessings and all we are grateful for.

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Below are many of my favorite quotes related to gratitude and being thankful in our daily lives.

Enjoy!

Quotes for Gratitude and Blessings

~ “When I started counted my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

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

~ “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

~ “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

~ “I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. That is the key to time travel. You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” – Amy Poehler

~ “Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.” – Eckhart Tolle

~ “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

~ “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

~ “ ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

~ “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert BraultGratitude Quotes

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

~ “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining–it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

~ “Gratitude unlocks all that’s blocking us from really feeling truthful, really feeling authentic and vulnerable and happy.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

~ “So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.” – Helen Keller

~ “True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you for that experience.” – Oprah Winfrey”

~ “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” -Alphonse Karr

~ “Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” – Deepak Chopra

~ “Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.” – Sara Avant Stover

~ “It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Deitrich Bonheiffer

~ “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

~ “Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.” – Mary Davis

~ “Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. 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

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

~ “Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” – Rhonda Byrne

~ “When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you’re gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don’t just start arguments with them and don’t tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don’t forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.” – Marilyn Monroe

~ “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

~ “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

~ “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

~ “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” – Roy T. Bennett,

Gratitude Quotes~ “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

~ “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” – Mandy Hale

~ “Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.” – Steve Maraboli

~ “Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.” – Steve Maraboli,

~ “I believe the main purpose of life is to accept with gratitude what you’ve been blessed with so that you may use those gifts to mold yourself into the best person you can possibly be. Learning to discern things of true value from those of little or no worth is part of the process.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

~ “Living in constant love and gratitude is the essence of spirituality.” – Akemi G

~ “Be grateful for the things you don’t have that you don’t want.”-Bob Dylan’s Dad” – Bob Dylan

~ “Gratitude is a divine shift in your perspective from one of separation and lack to one of unity and right mindedness. It is a choice not made from guilt but rather from a higher level of consciousness.” – Janet Rebhan,

~ “Life can be awful. Life can be ugly. And still there are those who smile at the darkness, anticipating the beauty of an eventual sunrise.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

~ “The essential attributes of a great leader are a positive attitude, humility, and gratitude.” – Debasish Mridha

~ “If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.” – Germany Kent

~ “When we maintain a conscious connection with Gratitude, our presence will naturally radiate a certain beauty and undisturbed, inner tranquillity. Such individuals glow. All such individuals look beautiful and seem irresistible to those who value goodness. They have an attractor field of loveliness which, likewise, tends to bring out the beauty in other people.” – Donna Goddard

~ “It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me…” – Helen Keller,

~ “How would your life be different if…you began each day by thanking someone who has helped you? Let today be the day…You make it a point to show your gratitude to others. Send a letter or card, make a call, send a text or email, tell them in person…do whatever you have to do to let them know you appreciate them.” – Steve Maraboli,

~ “Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” – Todd Stocker

~ “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” – Germany Kent

~ “Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.” – Dennis Prager

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

~ “I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds.” – Stephen King

~ “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

Gratitude Quotes

~ “Ingratitude is the daughter of pride.” –  Miguel de Cervantes

~ “A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.” –  Mason Cooley

~ “May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.” –  Mahatma Gandhi

~ “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” –  Frank A. Clark

~ “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” –  G.K. Chesterton

~ “I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.” – Confucius

~ “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” –  Doris Day

 ~ “Stop now. Enjoy the moment. It’s now or never.” – Maxime Lagacé 

~ “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” – Confucius

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

~ “Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude.” – Adam Smith

~ “An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan

~ “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi

~ “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” – Thornton Wilder

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

~ “Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.” – Abraham Hicks

~ “If you don’t appreciate what you have, you may as well not have it.” – Rosalene Glickman

~ “Part 1. Gratitude is a powerful emotion to use for manifesting because normally we feel gratitude after we receive something. So the emotional signature of gratitude means it has already happened.” – Joe Dispenza

~ “Part 2. When you are thankful or you feel appreciation, you are in the ultimate state to receive. When you embrace gratitude, your body as the unconscious mind will begin to believe it is in that future reality in the present moment.” – Joe Dispenza

~ “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

~ “Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks — I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” – Irving Berlin

~ “Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi

~ “Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself.” – Rumi

~ “A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.” – Joseph Addison

~ “Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

~ “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” – Dennis Waitley

~ “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson 

~ “The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.” – Nancy Friday

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

~ “Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.” – Marilyn Monroe

~ “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

~ “I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.” – Rita Mae Brown

~ “Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.” – Albert Einstein

~ “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

~ “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong

~ “I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.” – Oprah Winfrey

~ “Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles.” – Rhonda Byrne

~ “The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” – Abraham Maslow

~ “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” – Shauna Niequist

~ “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

~ “If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.” – Anthon St. Maarten

Gratitude Quotes~ “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

~ “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

~ “I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.” – Habeeb Akande

~ “Believe that good things will happen and they will.” – Unknown

~ “Be grateful for what you have, work hard for what you don’t have.” – Unknown

~ “To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” – Albert Schweitzer

~ “Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” – Publilius Syrus

~ “A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.” – Hippocrates

~ “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” – Lao Tzu

~ “Self love is the way to inner health and growth of self knowing. This love grows and blossoms through seven pillars of inner light. Love nourishes and soon spreads on it own accord to others.” – Osho

~ “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

~ “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

~ “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” – Chinese Proverb

~ “Let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind”.” – Matthieu Ricard

~ “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.” – unknown

~ “Wisdom and compassion should become the dominating influences that guide our thoughts, our words, and our actions.” – Matthieu Ricard

We would love to hear in the comments how you reflect on and express your gratitude!

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7 Comments

  • Bushra's Lifestyle

    Totally in love with your post and so many great quotes you have there. It must have taken you long time. But they will absolutely help a lot of people. I am one of the person when I get worried about something those kinds of quotes help me. Thank you so much for sharing them. I apology as I couldn’t come to visit you for a while and missed out a few of your posts. As you know the whole November was a very slow for me with sick kids. I love your new picture and the way you mentioned “work with me tab. You are doing so awesome job. I had to opened up my spread sheet to see your url as I have you in my frequent visitors my friend. I am really glad to have met you here. How is your little one doing?

    • Kristina @ Spirit of the Soul

      Hi! I have been a “collector” of quotes for many years. They always seem to help me in any situation. I have been checking your blog and got a little concerned when you didn’t post for a little while. I’m very happy your little one is feeling better. It’s difficult to have sick kids. Thankfully, my little one has been pretty healthy. Praying she stays that way. Glad to keep in touch with you!

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