35 Gratitude Quotes That Spike Thankfulness and Joy

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A collect of gratitude quotes that will inspire you to appreciate each moment of life and to stop being anxious or depressed.

“They miss the ordinary moments more than anything else.”

This is a quote from Brené Brown in her talk on the Netflix documentary The Call To Courage. She shared her research after interviewing those who had lost someone they loved.

“Now I will kill for a text from my mom,” said one of her interviewees, “I wouldn’t care how many emojis were in it.”

It was like a moment of spiritual awakening. I paused and did a quick self-inspect. What if one day I wake up and my mom is gone? What if suddenly I couldn’t walk or see?

That was the time I realized that I had taken the “normal stuff” for granted for my whole life. I am lucky and blessed to have what I have right now. And I didn’t even notice it.

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The best thing that comes with gratitude is joy. Once I start to appreciate what I have, I feel more grounded and present. I am no longer anxious about what might happen in the future. And living in the moment feels so damn good.

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So what does it really mean when we talk about gratitude? And how does it benefit us in life?

What is gratitude, and why is it important?

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence defines gratitude as “a state of mind that arises when you affirm a good thing in your life that comes from outside yourself.”

It isn’t just about making a gratitude list on your bullet journal before sleep. Gratitude is an Attitude. And practicing gratitude is a shift in mindset – to stop taking what we have for granted, and to cherish them as a blessing.

Professor Robert Emmons research over 1000 people aged from 8 to 80, and found that those who practice gratitude consistently are more present, happier, and more optimistic.

If you are practicing gratitude, make one of these gratitude quotes in your mantra. They can the perfect reminder to be thankful for all the blessings in your life.


35 Gratitude Quotes To Bring Thankfulness and Joy To Your Life

Make each give day a gift.- Inspirational quotes about how being grateful brings joy and peace - OurMindfulLife.com

Make each give day a gift.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
– Marcus Aurelius

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.
Roy T. Bennett

Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.
Meryl Streep

That’s the gift of gratitude: to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat.
Oprah Winfrey

The best way to show my gratitude is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.
Mother Teresa

We are all more blind to what we have than to what we have not.
Audre Lorde

If everything were perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
Beyoncé

“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say.
Alice Walker

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr

True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience”.
Oprah Winfrey

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
Roy T. Bennett

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Eckhart Tolle

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
Thornton Wilder

Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Epicurus

If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day.
Anthon St. Maarten

Once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
Germany Kent

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
Unknown

Things to be grateful for - motivational quotes that inspire gratitude and joy  - OurMindfulLife.com

Things to be grateful for:
Coffee in the morning
Playlist on my phone
Friends around me
Families that love me
Soothing breeze
Sunshine and moonlight
A healthy body
A good book
A warm bed

Gratitude magnifies the pleasures you get from life.
Robert Emmons

Life is a series of thousands of tiny little miracles. Notice them.
Unknown

Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.- motivational quotes that inspire gratitude and joy  - OurMindfulLife.com

Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.
Roy T. Bennett

Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.
Richelle E. Goodrich

Before you get mad of someone, find something he\she did for you that deserve gratitude.
Asmaa Dokmak

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside.
Barry Neil Kaufman

You cannot feel envious and grateful at the same time.
Robert Emmons, Why gratitude is good

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein- motivational quotes that inspire gratitude and joy  - OurMindfulLife.com

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

If tragedy never entered our lives, we wouldn’t appreciate the magic.
Nikki Rowe

Losses are easier to point out and count than blessings. Blessings outnumber your losses for they are truly immeasurable.
Suzy Kassem

Nothing feels better than the privilege of being alive. Be grateful for life. Not everyone made it this far.  Gift Gugu Mona - motivational quotes that inspire gratitude and joy  - OurMindfulLife.com

Nothing feels better than the privilege of being alive. Be grateful for life. Not everyone made it this far.
Gift Gugu Mona

Some people are happy that they have lost one instead of both legs, whereas some are unhappy because they have each lost a toenail.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The secret to having it all is knowing that you already do.


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