Gratitude



Embrace gratitude and your joys will be brighter and your burdens a little easier to carry.

“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach


“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” - Eric Hoffer


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melodie Beattie


“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust


“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - William Arthur Ward


“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


“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.” - Brother David Steindl-Rast


“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” - Henry Ward Beecher


“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” - Cicero


“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” - H. U. Westermayer


“Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.” - Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief

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