Read on our gratitude quotes that will help you cultivate a positive attitude, to appreciate the beauty of life, and all that you have to be thankful for.
Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can bring about positive changes in one’s life. It is the feeling of being thankful and appreciative for what one has, rather than focusing on what one lacks.
Cultivating gratitude has been shown to have numerous benefits, such as reducing stress, improving sleep, and increasing happiness. Thankfully, there are many inspiring gratitude quotes from various sources that can help you to cultivate this practice in your lives.
The quotes offer words of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration that can motivate us to express gratitude more often and more deeply. Whether we’re feeling grateful for a kind gesture from a friend or simply for the sunshine on a beautiful day.
So sit back, relax, and let these gratitude quotes fill your heart with appreciation and joy.
Mindfulness gratitude quotes
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.
Pope John Paul II
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
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.
Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.
Roy T. Bennett
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
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude quotes on life
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.
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.
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.
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul
Harold S. Kushner
Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy – because we will always want to have something else or something more.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
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.
In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
Gratitude quotes for God
Gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.
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!
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
James Russell Lowell
Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace.
I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
Why should we give God thanks? Because everything we have comes from God.
Let us serve the world soulfully. The pay we will receive for our service will be in the currency of gratitude, God’s gratitude, God the only gratitude.
Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
Antoine de Saint–Exupery
God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?
William Arthur Ward
The grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.
Gratitude quotes on relationship
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.
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.
Gratitude is a two fold love – love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Henry Van Dyke
They do not love that do not show their love.
The best gifts to give: To your friend, loyalty; To your enemy, forgiveness; To your boss, service; To a child, a good example; To your parents, gratitude and devotion; To your mate, love and faithfulness; To all men and women, charity.
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
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.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive–to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love–then make that day count!
Short gratitude quotes
Take a moment to reflect on the blessings in your life with our selection of short gratitude quotes. They will help you cultivate a grateful heart and a positive attitude.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows.
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.
Roy T. Bennett
Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.
Inspiring gratitude quotes
Let our gratitude quotes be a reminder that even in the tough times, there is always something to be thankful for. Choose one that resonates with you and let it inspire you!
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
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.
Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.
Roy T. Bennett
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
John F. Kennedy
Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.
No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Alfred North Whitehead
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.
Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds.
Positive gratitude quotes
Start your day with a positive mindset with the help from our uplifting gratitude quotes.
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.
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.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your circumstances or desires, if you make a gratitude list every day of the things you’re grateful for, you will see your life take off! Gratitude is your magic wand! Whatever you point gratitude at increases, expands, and escalates, but you have to pick up that magic wand, and use it! Got it?
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
Joseph Wood Krutch
If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.
And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:
Your seeds shall live in my body,
And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
And your fragrance shall be my breath,
And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.
When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.
Roy T. Bennett
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Funny gratitude quotes
Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.
I can multitask like crazy. I’m riddled with ADD – a blessing and a curse.
A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
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
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.
Appreciation positive gratitude quotes
Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: It fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
The root of joy is gratefulness… It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone’s entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives.
Roy T. Bennett
Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
Quotes about gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Gilbert C. Chesterton
Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.
Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.
The problem that we have with a victim mentality is that we forget to see the blessings of the day. Because of this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished.
These gratitude quotes serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of gratitude and how it can transform your outlook on life. Whether you are feeling grateful for the big moments or for the small things that often go unnoticed, these quotes remind you to take time to acknowledge and appreciate the good in life.
By incorporating the wisdom into your daily lives, you can cultivate positive outlook on life and experience a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the good things in your lives with the help from our gratitude quotes.
Hope you enjoy our collection of gratitude quotes and found them to be inspiring and thought–provoking. Take some time to reflect on the quotes that resonate with you the most. Feel free to share them with others who may benefit from them and create a ripple effect of positivity.
At the end, cultivating a spirit of gratitude can have a profoundly positive impact on your lives. By focusing on what you have instead of what you lack, you can improve your relationships, boost your mental and physical well–being, and facing the challenges with fearless and greater resilience.
So let us all make a conscious effort to practice gratitude each day, and watch as our lives become richer, more meaningful, and more joyful. Remember, there is always something to be grateful for, even in the midst of hard times. So let us give thanks and live with a heart full of gratitude.