Thankfulness is a virtue so highly extolled that several countries have an entire holiday based around it. However, cultivating a daily mindset of gratitude can also have a profound impact on nurturing relationships and fostering the well-being of our communities.
When we consistently acknowledge the kindness and support we’ve received from others, we strengthen our bonds with friends and family and encourage a culture of appreciation and empathy. Gratitude is also a powerful tool for increasing our happiness, improving our health, and developing emotional resilience.
Keeping a gratitude journal, sending a heartfelt thank-you note or email, or incorporating appreciation into our daily mindfulness routine can enhance our mental and emotional welfare throughout the year. Regularly expressing our thanks reminds us of the connections we share with our fellow humans and encourages acts of kindness that can ripple throughout society, ultimately contributing to a more compassionate world.
These 12 quotes about gratitude are a reminder to us all to reflect on the reasons we have to be thankful all year long.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.Marcel Proust
If more people were more thankful for what they have, instead of mournful for what they have not, much good would come to the world. Pessimism feeds on itself. So does optimism.Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Gratitude is a divine emotion; it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.Charlotte Brontë
To this day, the words that come most frequently to my lips are “thank you.” When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.Elie Wiesel
Today, be grateful for your life. Allow that gratitude to carry over into your activities and to flavor all of your interactions … Find the gratitude in your life, and you’ll find joy standing right next to it.Melody Beattie
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.G.K. Chesterton
Far better, it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look Death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.Carl Sagan
So much to savor, so much to be grateful for. And since I’m not sure of the address to which to send my gratitude, I put it out there in everything I do.Michael J. Fox
Here’s the gift of gratitude: In order to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat. What shows up in its place is greater compassion and understanding. Instead of being frustrated, you choose appreciation. And the more grateful you become, the more you have to be grateful for.Oprah Winfrey
He who receives a benefit with gratitude, repays the first installment of it.Seneca
We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe. And for that, I am extremely grateful.Stephen Hawking
Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself … Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives. Abundance yields heedlessness; thankfulness brings alertness: hunt for bounty with the net of gratitude.Rumi
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