“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
It is Thanksgiving week here in the USA and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Thanks a lot for being readers and supporters of LYG.
Thank you for sharing my posts on social media and thank you for commenting on the blog.
Thank you for all your support…it means a lot for me!!
Today’s post contains great quotes on gratitude and appreciation. I hope that this post is a reminder and an inspiration for us to be grateful and appreciative not just for this time of the year but for the entire year.
May we all feel deep and heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the good in our lives.
Even though, there may be challenges and setbacks, may we still be able to recognize the threads of hope and light in our life.
Although, we may not feel grateful at times, may we see beyond that and change our perspective towards one of thankfulness.
May we always remember and thank people and things in our life that serve us unconditionally and make our lives a little more easy.
May we be a beacon of light and pass the attitude of gratitude forward and be an example of thankfulness and appreciation.
“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ― G.K. Chesterton
Let us begin:
Appreciating What We Have
“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
Living Life Like It Is A Miracle
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
“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.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh
Gratitude Is Happiness And Wonder!
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton
“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” — Joseph Wood Krutch
“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” Naomi Williams
Saying Thank You!
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” — Chinese Proverb
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust
Deep Heartfelt Appreciation And Love
“Even after all this time, The sun never says to the earth,
‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with
A love like that. It lights the whole sky.”- Hafiz
“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” –Native American saying
“This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou
Remembering Deep Gratitude
“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!” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“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 lighted the flame within us.”- Albert Schweitzer
Appreciating The Good And All Things That Inspire And Advance Our Life
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”- Eckhart Tolle
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
Changing The Perspective
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ― William Arthur Ward
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ― Anthony Robbins
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”- Epictetus
A Large Amount Of Gratitude
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”- A.A. Milne,Winnie-the-Pooh
“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
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
– Denis Waitley
Irish Carter says
I love this post. It is so jam packed full of good positive vibe. I truly do believe that my life is a miracle and everything around me is just that. Life is good as long as we see it that way. Thanks for sharing great quality content. You inspire us all.
Thanks a lot for your comment and your kind words. I am very glad to know that you believe that your life and everything around you is a miracle! What a fabulous and empowered way to live your life! I completely agree that a lot of life depends on the filters that we use to see everything around us. A lot of times it may be difficult to see from this perspective but a small shift often works wonders and leads the way into a much greater realization of the idea of life as a blessing and a miracle.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful viewpoint.
Come back soon and visit LYG. Your presence here is appreciated!
Lea Bullen says
Hey Harish. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Perfect timing for this post.
I always try to express gratitude for the little things. To mean they are so much more than they seem and they keep things moving along.
I love the last quote from Denis Waitley. I think it is the true definition of happiness, it says it all.
Thanks a lot for your comment! Thanks for the best wishes also, I did have great Thanksgiving and I hope you had the same.
I really like your idea of expressing gratitude for the little things. It is very effective because even though someone is having a bad day, they can still find something small to feel gratitude for. It is like a small stepping stone in the way to greater gratitude and appreciation. I love the quote from Denis Waitley too! It is indeed the true definition of happiness.
Thanks again 🙂
This is an awesome post full of great wisdom about gratitude. I just couldn’t help myself but pin some of the wonderful pictures. Your post is spot on about the effect of gratitude in our lives
As we approach the end of the year, we need to be grateful for everything that has happened to us this year either good or bad, When we learn to give thanks each day of our lives, the more will be given to you (Wonderful quote). Thans for sharing this great post. Season greetings
Thanks a lot for your comment and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it that you pinned some of the images!
I agree with you that as the year draws to a close, we need to take a little time and choose to be grateful and appreciative of the good that has happened in our life. And it is a wonderful idea to assess the bad and learn the lessons from that and appreciate the opportunity to learn from our mistakes and setbacks. It is a win-win gratitude situation!!
Seasons greetings to you too,
Harleena Singh says
Hope your Thanksgiving went off well 🙂
This is such a lovely post full of quotes on gratitude and appreciation. It’s a wonderful reminder for us to be grateful and appreciate all that we have in our life, not just for this time of the year but for the whole year.
Being grateful and appreciative is something we need to do each day, to the best we can. Just LOVE all the quotes and pictures shared here, tough to choose one of them 🙂
Thanks for sharing this with us, and I’d surely be pinning them up! Have a nice week ahead 🙂
Thanks a lot for your comment. Thanks for the Thanksgiving best wishes. Yes, it was a great week and I hope that you had a great week too that was full of gratitude and appreciation.
I agree with you that we need to remind ourself to be grateful for not only the festive season but for all seasons of our life. It was a relatively cold and rainy day today and as I write this, I have the opportunity to be grumpy about the weather or be thankful for the opportunity for the great seasonal changes and other things that I could be grateful for. I will admit that for a second my mind wandered towards “it is a bad day” but then the image of the great transformation of seasons and the variety of nature became crystallized as an image and as an idea. I became aware that even this weather was fascinating and had a mini shift of consciousness. Perhaps this has been helped by writing the post on gratitude and appreciation, I do not know 🙂
Thanks a ton for pinning the images, you know that your support and sharing is appreciated!!
Greta Paredes says
Hi Harish, greetings from Ecuador….
I-d like to tell you how grateful I’m to have found your page. I believe that it has a big blessing. Thanks