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20 Best Gratitude Quotes
Grateful thoughts to you, our friends!
What is gratitude? How do we stay grateful when times are difficult?
Gratitude can shift a negative moment into a positive in an instant but it’s not always easy to find something to be grateful for when times are challenging…..or is it?
Even in the darkest times, those who are considered saints, martyrs, great philosophers and spiritual teachers have mastered the art of a “gratitude attitude.” Can you? Here are 20 gratitude quotes to brighten your day and open your heart to the blessings in life.
20 BEST GRATITUDE QUOTES
- Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear
- Praise the bridge that carried you over. ~George Colman
- If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen
- The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. ~Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com
- Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French
- All that we behold is full of blessings. ~William Wordsworth
- As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ~Terri Guillemets
- I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
- Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Prous
- We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
- 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
- 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
- The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. ~WIlliam James
- 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
- He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus
- Thou hast given so much to me, Give one thing more, – a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if Thy blessings had spare days, But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise. ~George Herbert
- Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~Kak Sri
- If you have lived, take thankfully the past. ~John Dryden
- Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~Marianne Williamson
- There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance. ~Joseph Addison
Best wishes and gratitude to you for your friendship.
This article is written by Jean Voice Dart, M.S. Special Education from Illinois State University. Jean is a published author and has written hundreds of health articles as well as hosting a local television program, “Making Miracles Happen.” She is a Registered Music Therapist, Sound Therapist, and Master Level Energetic Teacher, and is the Executive Director, founder and Health and Wellness Educator of the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance. The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit health and wellness education organization. For more information about the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance contact us or visit our website at www.montereybayholistic.com.
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Be a Positive Thinker
Hello, MBHA friends,
The time is always right for a little positive thinking. And here is the creation and contemplation for today.
Thinking positive thoughts about YOU and this wonderful world,
~MBHA Staff and Volunteers
See Love. Always. All ways.
Greetings, MBHA friends,
During this week of Thanksgiving, we at the Alliance are grateful for all of our friends. It’s a time when the heart opens to the simplest of things…a little bird, stopping to tap on a window pane, a spiderweb beaded with the water droplets from the morning dew, a young mother helping an elderly woman with her coat and comforting her as she looks in confusion, searching desperately for her family members or friends.
SEE LOVE. Always. ALL Ways.
This week we at the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance remember to give thanks and look around at the miracle of LIFE, knowing that IT is a precious gift, not to be tossed away and easily forgotten. We are truly blessed, so let us take time out to be silent, close our eyes, awaken to this TRUTH and be thankful for the blessings and lessons in life.
THANK YOU for the gift of you. Thank you for the gift of LIFE.
Loving life, always and All Ways,
~MBHA Staff and Volunteers