I believe there is one thing we all can use as many reminders as possible. This one thing is gratitude. Being grateful not only for the gifts we continuously are receiving. Being grateful not only for ordinary and extraordinary daily miracles.
But being grateful for the challenging experiences. Being grateful for the difficult times which we muddled through. But did make it through. Being grateful for all the deep holes we fell into. Eventually scrambled out of. And looked around in amazement.
And finally being grateful for all the things that did not happen. Did not find us. Did not disturb our peace. Did not hurt our loved ones. Did not scar our memories with painful incidents.
Thank you quotes can do exactly that: remind us to feel grateful. Over and over again. There are never enough reminders in the form of thank you quotes to feel gratitude. To feel grateful. To say thank you.
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 makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie -
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.
- Buddha -
Let's give thanks
for unknown blessings
already on their way.
- Native American Saying -
There shall be eternal summer
in the grateful heart.
- Celia Thaxter -
Giving thanks for abundance
is sweeter than the abundance itself.
Should one who is absorbed
with the Generous One
be distracted by the gift?
Thankfulness is the soul of beneficence;
abundance is but the husk,
for thankfulness brings you to the place
where the Beloved lives.
- Rumi -
- Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski -
Death is our sister, we praise Thee for Death
Who releases the soul to the light of Thy gaze;
And dying we cry with the last of our breath
Our thanks and our praise.
- Saint Francis of Assisi -
Gratitude bestows reverence,
allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies,
those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever
how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton -
My cancer scare changed my life.
I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have.
It has helped me prioritize my life.
- Olivia Newton-John -
Gratitude changes the pangs of memory
into a tranquil joy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer -
Gratitude is when memory is stored
in the heart and not in the mind.
- Lionel Hampton -
At times our own light goes out and
is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lit the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer -
When it comes to life the critical thing is
whether you take things for granted
or take them with gratitude.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton -
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is.
- Albert Einstein -
- Richard Bach -
- from Jonathan Livingston Seagull -
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
- Jean Babtiste -
No one is as capable of gratitude
as one who has emerged
from the kingdom of the night.
- Elie Wiesel -
To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night:
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring ...
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
- John Burroughs -
If we perceived Life with reverence,
we would stand in awe
at the experience of physical Life
and walk the Earth
in a very deep sense of Gratitude.
- Gary Zukav -
Let's grow flowers of gratitude
in the soil of prayer.
- Verbena Woods -
To see the world in a grain of sand
and Heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake -
The roots of all goodness
lie in the soil of appreciation