Feeling anger, stress, and general negativity will never lead you to a better place, but experiencing gratitude opens you up to great things, so I wanted to share a few gratitude quotes in hopes of brightening your day and inspiring you to build the life you want.
Gratitude Quotes to Brighten Your Day
“The exercise of gratitude will never fail to strengthen your faith and renew your purpose.” – Wallace D. Wattles
“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
“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
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” – Henry Van Dyke
“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead
“If you make your prayers an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessings you have already received, instead of requests for what you do not have, you will obtain results a great deal faster.” – Napoleon Hill
“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
A Simple Definition of Gratitude
It’s easy to fall into the mindset that gratitude means the verbal expression of giving thanks, and of course, that is a good thing to do, but gratitude is more personal than any outward expression – it is the joy and thankfulness you feel in your heart – for the life you have, and for the experiences that have molded you into the person you are today.
Some days it can seem like life is just kicking you around – and it’s hard to feel grateful for anything on those days. If you are having one of those days today, I hope these quotes about gratitude helped brighten your day a bit.