Practicing Gratitude: Simple Art Of Being Thankful

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Ever lied awake at night, thinking and worrying about few things that you can’t shake off your mind? You are not alone. The modern life takes a toll on each of us, leaving us anxious and agitated from time to time. However, as it turns out, regardless of age, status, wealth, or your current situation in life, you can always find few things in life to be thankful for. You don’t have to work too hard to actually see the gifts that were given to us freely like our wealth, our love, our family or friends. But somehow as human beings we tend to focus on what we don’t have, instead of appreciating what we have. For example, we may not like to cook for our family, but there are many who don’t even have enough groceries or vegetables to cook a single square meal for their family. See, how we take such blessings for granted!
We have come up with a compilation of thankful quotes that will remind you why we should be grateful in life. Take a look!

Thankful Quotes:

1. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone

2.“Every morning, I wake up and think about 10 different things I’m thankful for, and I continue to spread that love throughout the day, always visualizing, meditating, and growing.” – Shameik Moore

3.“It’s important you stay professional and keep working, and I’m thankful for everything that’s happened to me.” – Dele Alli

4.“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” – Roy T. Bennett

5.“Never take anything for granted.” – Benjamin Disraeli

6. “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” – Henry Ward Beecher

7.“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” – Elie Wiesel

8.“The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.” – Richard Carlson

9.“I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.” – Ron Perlman

10.“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.” – A.J. Jacobs

11.“I’m so thankful for that struggling period. That time is really great where you have no idea what’s going to happen.” – Abbi Jacobson

12.“I’m thankful for each and every day. We never know when time is up.” – Chuck Berry

13. “Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

14.“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

15.“Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.” – Jim Lovell

16.“Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.” – William Bennett

17.“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

18.“I’m thankful to God that my life changed, but I’m also still on my grind.” – Tory Lanez

19.“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

20.“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

21.“I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.” – Jake Owen

22.“Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.” – Ellen Hopkins

23.“Gratitude means to recognize the good in your life, be thankful for whatever you have, some people may not even have one of those things you consider precious to you (love, family, friends etc). Each day give thanks for the gift of life. You are blessed.” – Pablo

24.“A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favour” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favours”. Learn to say “thank you” and why not?” – Israelmore Ayivor

25.“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.” – Melody Beattie

26. “Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

27.“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!” – Elif Shafak

28.“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” – Tecumseh

29.“In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

30.“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston

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

32.“I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.” –  Habeeb Akande

33.“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

34.“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

35.“The world is easy to hate, especially when you think about all the pain in it. But there’s a lot to be thankful for, so I choose to think about that instead. You should, too.” – L.H. Cosway

36.“We must learn to appreciate life. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – London Mond

37.“Be thankful for what you have today. Work hard for what you have tomorrow.” – Unknown

38. “Always be thankful for what you have, because you never know when it might be gone.” – Micalea Smeltzer

39.“I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.” – Reba McEntire

40.“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

41.“Be thankful for every mountain, because it is the mountaintop that will give you best view of the world.” – Gift Gugu Mona

42.“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker

43.“It is necessary, then, to 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.” – Wallace D. Wattles

44.“I’m thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet; I like my shoes. I’m thankful for the birds; I feel like they’re singing just for me when I get up in the morning… Saying, ‘Good morning, John. You made it, John.’ I’m thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down. I’m thankful…” – Johnny Cash

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

46.“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” – Suze Orman

47.“Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then.” – Garrison Keillor

48.“Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!” – Nyki Mack

49.“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

50.“Today is a day to be thankful.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

51.“I’m very blessed, thankful, grateful for the opportunities I’ve had.” – Christen Press

52.“I’m thankful because all the hard work and sacrifices were worth it in the end.” – WizKid

53.“Some of the best things that have ever happened to us wouldn’t have happened to us, if it weren’t for some of the worst things that have ever happened to us.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

54.“My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.” – Jenna Morasca

55.“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” -Gerald Good

56.“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.” – Alfred Painter

57.“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” – Unknown

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

59.“Every time we remember to say “thank you”, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

60.“Just a “thank you” is a mighty powerful prayer. Says it all.” – Rosie Cash

61.“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

62.“A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others.” – Buddha

63.“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.” – Albert Barnes

64.“Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.” – Al Jarreau

65.“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” – Elie Wiesel

66.“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

67.“No matter how big or small the service is, Always express your Thanks to the person who served you.” – Mohith Agadi

68.“Because thankfulness is the tonic that always cures the cancers of greed, envy and jealously, it should be taken in liberal doses daily.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

69.“We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind.” – Charles Spurgeon

70.“Never Kill your What Ifs, But first be Grateful for What Is.” – Drishti Bablani

71.“The more grateful you are, the more your life overflow with abundance.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

72.“Every day I’ve got to be thankful that I am alive, and you never know – the cliche is, I guess, you could get hit by a bus tomorrow, so you’d better be at peace with whatever you got going at the moment.” – Joseph Gordon

73.“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” – Henry Ward Beecher

74.“I am definitely a Type A personality, always rushing around, trying to do too much, not good at just lying on the beach. But I’m so thankful for everything I have: wonderfully supportive parents and sisters, the best husband in the world, terrific students I love teaching and hanging out with, and above all, my two amazing daughters.” – Ami Chua

At times, life is not fair and we may have to face troubles and issues but ultimately, each of these struggles make us strong and be a stepping stone towards our goal. Moreover, life is short. Why waste it by living with an unthankful heart? While it might seem like such a simple act, saying ‘Thanks’ and expressing our gratitude for life’s blessings bring joy to our hearts and lightens our souls. Being in a thankful state of mind is the right way of living. Let’s all be determined to use this thankful quotes in our lives and create a heaven on the earth for ourselves.


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