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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s the gift of gratitude: to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat.
The best way to show my gratitude is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.
We are all more blind to what we have than to what we have not.
If everything were perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say.
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.
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience”.
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.
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
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.
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
Things to be grateful for:
Coffee in the morning
Playlist on my phone
Friends around me
Families that love me
Sunshine and moonlight
A healthy body
A good book
A warm bed
Gratitude magnifies the pleasures you get from life.
Life is a series of thousands of tiny little miracles. Notice them.
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.
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.
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.
If tragedy never entered our lives, we wouldn’t appreciate the magic.
Losses are easier to point out and count than blessings. Blessings outnumber your losses for they are truly immeasurable.
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.
The secret to having it all is knowing that you already do.
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