Quotes About Gratefulness

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Ellen Goodman
“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. ”
Ellen Goodman

Charles Dickens
“Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

L.M. Montgomery
“Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

C. JoyBell C.
“This is the key to life: To expect everything to be given to you from above, yet to be genuinely surprised and forever grateful, when they are. Expecting all good things to be yours, while not knowing how to take anything for granted. If there may be a key in life, this is the key.”
C. JoyBell C.

Henry David Thoreau
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! my extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”
Henry David Thoreau

Jamie McGuire
“I wasn't sure what I'd done to deserve such a wonderful gift, and I wasn't sure if it was insolent, but I thanked God for fallen angels.”
Jamie McGuire, Providence

Henri Matisse
“I didn't expect to recover from my second operation but since I did, I consider that I'm living on borrowed time. Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit, even under difficult conditions.”
Henri Matisse

Nalini Singh
“A life is not a waste of time”
Nalini Singh, Angels' Blood

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world.  Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Criss Jami
“For God to prove himself on demand, physically, would be a grave disappointment, and the strongest Christians should be considerably grateful that he chooses not to do so. The skeptic endlessly demands proof, yet God refuses to insult the true intelligence of man, the '6th sense', the chief quality, the acumen which distinguishes man from the rest of creation, faith.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Crystal Woods
“To all those who care,
You can't forever.
Time steals the years,
And your reflection in the mirror.
But I can still see the story in your eyes,
And your timeless passion that’s never died.
While your skin became tired,
Your heart became strong,
The present became the past,
And your memories like a song.
And though the moment at hand is all that we have,
You’ve taught me to live it like it is our last.
Since two words don't say ‘thank you’ the way they are meant to,
I'll try all my life to be something like you.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2

Richard Wright
“You asked me questions nobody ever asked me before. You knew that I was a murderer two times over, but you treated me like a man...”
Richard Wright, Native Son

Hope Bradford
“Gain strength. Suck up energy. Make a point of appreciating the fragrance of the flowers and the beauty of the sunset. It is like armor. When you take a moment to practice my message you can then be armed with an ability to be detached. One is meant to forgive, to forgive and be compassionate."~Kuan Yin”
Hope Bradford, Oracle of Compassion: The Living Word of Kuan Yin

“In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.”
David Steindl-Rast

Elizabeth Berg
“Good weather will do this to people, bond them in their gratefulness.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Pull of The Moon

“One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation.”
David Steindl-Rast

“You have to be able to slow down enough to switch your focus away from all the ways things could be better, to know how good they already are.”
Katherine Ellison, Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention

“No one goes through this life unscathed. No matter what one sees in other people's lives that might seem better than one's own, that's only on the surface. No one knows what goes on beneath. Envy is an exercise in futility, since not one person gets out of this life alive.”
Doug Meckelson and Diane Haithman

David Guterson
“The prospect of death in autumn, she said, was irrelevant next to its happy recognition of its participation in the life of the tree itself.”
David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

“Gratitude is a miracle of its own recognition. It brings out a sense of appreciation and sincerity of a being.”
Auliq-Ice

“Grateful people are the happiest amongst us.”
Auliq-Ice

Munia Khan
“Life becomes meaningful with a loving heart's gift
Upon the ocean of gratitude soul's boat adrift
Invisible expectancy tossed and turned
From the light of memories a blessed ray earned”
Munia Khan

“This life-enhancing, happiness-inducing miracle drug that does, in fact, ruthlessly kill its enemies—you’ve guessed it—is gratitude.”
Auliq Ice

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