Thankfulness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "thankfulness" (showing 1-30 of 308)
L.M. Montgomery
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Oprah Winfrey
“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

Dan Gutman
“Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don't notice where we happen to be.”
Dan Gutman, The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love

Elif Shafak
“Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!”
Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

Joel Osteen
“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine..”
Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

Marcus Aurelius
“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

A.W. Tozer
“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”
A.W. Tozer

William Wordsworth
“Rest and be thankful.”
William Wordsworth

Taylor Swift
“So to you, or anyone else who has spent four minutes on me in some way-- listening to just one song, or watching one of my videos….Thank you. I love you like I love sparkles and having the last word. And that's real love.”
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift

Thomas Goodwin
“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.”
Thomas Goodwin

Cormac McCarthy
“People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don't deserve but they seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Jeff Dixon
“Sometimes we focus so much on what we don't have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!”
Jeff Dixon

H.A. Ironside
“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
H.A. Ironside

Melody Carlson
“Instead of thanking God for my two strong legs that are able to run and jump and climb, I whined about my "thunder thighs" and "thick" ankles. Instead of rejoicing that I have two capable arms that can lift and carry and balance my body, I complained about the flab that hung beneath them. I have been totally and unbelievably ungrateful for everything. Like a completely spoiled brat, I took my healthy body for granted. I criticized it and despised it. With crystal clarity, I know that I do not deserve the good health that God has mysteriously blessed me with. Not only have I been unappreciative of my body and its amazing working parts, I tortured it by overexercising, and I put my entire health at serious risk by starving myself. What on earth was wrong with me? As I watch these kids with their less-than-perfect bodies, I feel so thoroughly ashamed of myself. I mean, how could I have been so stupid and shallow and self-centered?”
Melody Carlson, Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped

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

Douglas Wilson
“God gave us minds to think with and hearts to thank with. Instead we use our hearts to think about the world as we would like it to have been, and we use our minds to come up with rationalizations for our ingratitude. We are a murmuring, discontented, unhappy, ungrateful people. And because we think we want salvation from our discontents...”
Douglas Wilson

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

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.”
John Henry Jowett

Elizabeth I
“This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
Elizabeth I

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”
Henry Clay

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

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Every once in a while God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“Rest and be thankful.”
William Wadsworth

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being alive and it's the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget our value as a person because we are so blinded with these thoughts of loneliness, emptiness and ego. Somewhere along the road we become numbed with all the frustrations and dissatisfaction. But life itself isn't always about darkness and sadness, Life is also filled with colors and that makes it beautiful. Along this path of darkness there's always light waiting to be seen by our daunted hearts. Our heart is gifted to see this light. It may be hiding behind those circumstances that we encounter; in a stranger we just met at an unexpected place; a family who has been always there but you just ignored because of your imperfect relationship with them; it might be a long time friend you have or a friend you just met. Open your heart and you will see how blessed you are to have them all in your life. Sometimes they are the light that shines your path in some dark phases of life. Don't lose hope”
Chanda Kaushik

Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is better to dwell on the beautiful things in life than the negative.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

John Piper
“Do not say, 'But it is hypocritical to thank God with my tongue when I don't feel thankful in my heart.' There is such a thing as hypocritical thanksgiving. Its aim is to conceal ingratitude and get the praise of men. That is not your aim. Your aim in loosing your tongue with words of gratitude is that God would be merciful and fill your words with the emotion of true gratitude. You are not seeking the praise of men; you are seeing the mercy of God. You are not hiding the hardness of ingratitude, but hoping for the in-breaking of the Spirit.

Thanksgiving with the Mouth Stirs Up Thankfulness in the Heart

Moreover, we should probably ask the despairing saint, 'Do you know your heart so well that you are sure the words of thanks have no trace of gratitude in them?' I, for one, distrust my own assessment of my motives. I doubt that I know my good ones well enough to see all the traces of contamination. And I doubt that I know my bad ones well enough to see the traces of grace. Therefore, it is not folly for a Christian to assume that there is a residue of gratitude in his heart when he speaks and sings of God's goodness even though he feels little or nothing. To this should be added that experience shows that doing the right thing, in the way I have described, is often the way toward being in the right frame. Hence Baxter gives this wise counsel to the oppressed Christian:

'Resolve to spend most of your time in thanksgiving and praising God. If you cannot do it with the joy that you should, yet do it as you can. You have not the power of your comforts; but have you no power of your tongues? Say not that you are unfit for thanks and praises unless you have a praising heart and were the children of God; for every man, good and bad, is bound to praise God, and to be thankful for all that he hath received, and to do it as well as he can, rather than leave it undone.... Doing it as you can is the way to be able to do it better. Thanksgiving stirreth up thankfulness in the heart.”
John Piper, When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God--And Joy

Kallistos Ware
“If I do not feel a sense of joy in God's creation, if I forget to offer the world back to God with thankfulness, I have advanced very little upon the Way. I have not yet learnt to be truly human. For it is only through thanksgiving that I can become myself.”
Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Way

Sarah Ban Breathnach
“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

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