Thankfulness Quotes

Everyone should be more thankful for what they have. Too often people tend to focus on what others have that they don’t. So be appreciative of your old car and don’t spend too much time wishing for that new model your neighbor just bought. Taking pride in what you have and being thankful will help make your dreams come true.

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Thankfulness Quotes

Thankfulness is the beginning of happiness. – Anonymous

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. – Jefferson Bethke

The believer’s life should be one of thankfulness to God. – Anonymous

You will find joy in everyday life with a heart of thankfulness. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. – Anonymous

Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace. – Todd Stocker

Thankfulness, gratitude and being able to serve others are the foundation of character. – Jim Loehr

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. – Gerald Good

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

One of life’s gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness. – J. Robert Maskin

If you never learned the lesson of thankfulness, begin now. Sum up your mercies; see what provision God has made for your happiness, what opportunities for your usefulness, and what advantages for your success. – Ida S. Taylor

I’m thankful for every moment. – Al Green

Thankfulness Quotes

Thankful. Grateful. Blessed. – Anonymous

Give thanks with a grateful heart. – Anonymous

Let’s take a moment to be thankful. – Doe Zantamata

If you have lived, take thankfully the past. – John Dryden

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

I’m just thankful I’m surrounded by good people. – Jon Pardi

Seeds of discouragement will not grow in the thankful heart. – Anonymous

There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person. – Joyce Meyer

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

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

I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person. – Joanna Krupa

The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life. – Robert L. Stevenson

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received. – Storm Jameson

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

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

I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing. – Bonnie Tyler

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’ – Elayne Boosler

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time. – Lex Luger

Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are. – Bethany Hamilton

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

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

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. – Cicero

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

For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. – Charlotte Brontë

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

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

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

Be thankful for what you have today. Work hard for what you have tomorrow. – Author Unknown

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

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

Along my journey I  have learned that the more thankful I am, the more I have to be thankful for. – Anonymous

When asked if my sup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup. – Anonymous

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, and dreams that turned into reality. – Anonymous

Thankfulness Quotes

Thankful everyday. Blessed beyond measure. – Anonymous

At the end of the day, I am thankful that my blessings are bigger than my problems. – Anonymous

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for. – Anonymous

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

Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless. Your health is wealth. Your time is gold. – Anonymous

Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful. – Anonymous

Be thankful for the little things in life that mean a lot. – Anonymous

No matter how good or bad you think life is. Wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive. – Anonymous

I am thankful for all the blessings that God has have given me. – Anonymous

The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us. – James E. Faust

I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet. – Anonymous

In the thankfulness of life’s gifts, let us remain appreciative and trusting of all we have the power to manifest and create. – Anonymous

Genuine thankfulness is an act of the heart’s affections, not an act of the lips’ muscles. – John Piper

A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution. – Billy Graham

Edwards [Jonathan Edwards] calls the deeper, primary form of thankfulness ‘gracious gratitude.’ It gives thanks not for goods received, but for who God is: for His character — His goodness, love, power, excellencies — regardless of favors received. And it’s real evidence of the Holy Spirit working in a person’s life. – Chuck Colson

Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger. – Anonymous

I’m really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say, thank you for the great times for all these years. But I don’t think about it as being a leader. – Bill Kreutzmann

I’m just thankful to have a tour and work something I can focus on. – Jerry Cantrell

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

I want to thank you for the profound joy I’ve had in the in the thought of you. – Rosie Alison

I am thankful that there are those among us who have sacrificed dearly on behalf of us. And I ardently pray to God that I might be less like myself and more like them. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

The more thankful I became the more my bounty increased. That’s because – for sure – what you focus on expands. When you focus on the goodness in life, you create more of it. – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never take anything for granted. – Benjamin Disraeli

He enjoys much who is thankful for little. – Thomas Secker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever life throws at me I’ll take it and be grateful for it as well. – Tom Felton

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only. – Samuel Butler

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. – Will Rogers

I’m thankful I grew up the way I did. It made me a hard worker and insightful to other people’s lives. – Rachel Roy

Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent. – Dennis Prager

I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes. – Eckhart Tolle

I am what I am, I’m doing very well in my life, and I’m thankful to God for that. – LL Cool J

Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect. – Victoria Osteen

I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective. – Tim Tebow

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

Blessings are oftentimes not valued till they are gone. – Thomas Fuller

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou are not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude. – William Shakespeare

Thankfulness Quotes

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. – Brian Tracy

Each moment a blessing of abundance, each breath a prayer of thanksgiving. – Michael Rawls

Eaten bread is forgotten. – Thomas Fuller

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude. – Clarence E. Hodges

Giving thanks is one course from which we never graduate. – Valerie Anders

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. – Cicero

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. – Massieu

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

Gratitude takes three forms: a feeling in the heart, an expression in words, and a giving in return. – John Wanamaker

If one could only learn to appreciate the little things…
A song that takes you away, for there are those who cannot hear.
The beauty of a sunset, for there are those who cannot see.
The warmth and safety of your home, for there are those who are homeless.
Time spent with good friends for there are those who are lonely.
A walk along the beach for there are those who cannot walk.
The little things are what life is all about.
Search your soul and learn to appreciate. – Shadi Souferian

If “thank you” is the only prayer you say, that will be enough. – Meister Eckhart

It is impossible to be negative while we are giving thanks. – Donald Curtis

Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change our perspective of your day and your life. – Oprah Winfrey

The more we thank God for the blessings we receive, the more we open the way for further blessings. – Betty J. Eadie

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – Saint Ambrose

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here. – John Greenleaf Whittier

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. – Elie Wiesel

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W. T. Purkiser

Now thank we all our God,
With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his world rejoices… – Johann Cruger

Of all the “attitudes” we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing. – Zig Ziglar

One can never pay in gratitude; one can pay “in kind” somewhere else in life. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Part of growing up spiritually is learning to be grateful for all things, even our difficulties, disappointments, failures and humiliations. – Mike Aquilina

The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free. – Harry Moyle Tippett

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. – Henry Ward Beecher

The private and personal blessings we enjoy … deserve the thanksgiving of a whole life. – Jeremy Taylor

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably. – John Bunyan

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. – Gertrude B. Stein

So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done. – Marian Wright Edelman

There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way. – Jim Rohn

Somebody saw something in you once – and that is partly why you’re where you are today. Find a way to thank them. – Don Ward

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. – Albert Schweitzer

Sweet is the breath of vernal shower,
The bee’s collected treasures sweet,
Sweet music’s melting full, but sweeter yet
The still small voice of gratitude. – Thomas Gray

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. – John Wooden

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. – Robert C. Linter

Thou has given me so much… Give me one thing more, a grateful heart. – George Herbert

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

We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. – Sacred ritual chant

When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree. – Vietnamese proverb

When we are grateful for the good we already have, we attract more good into our life. On the other hand, when we are ungrateful, we tend to shut ourselves off from the good we might otherwise experience. – Margaret Stortz

… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present – love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure – the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth. – Sarah Ban Brethnach

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. – Estonian Proverb

Wise men count their blessings; fools their problems. – Unknown

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. – Sarah Breathnach

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. – Hansa Proverb

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. – Doris Day

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

An attitude of gratitude brings great things. – Yogi Bhajan

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. – Baltasar Gracian

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. – John Wooden

Find the good and praise it. – Alex Haley

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. – Zig Ziglar

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster. – Richard Bach

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. – Tony Robbins

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. – Albert Schweitzer

Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude. – Adam Smith

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

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. – Brené Brown

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

Thankfulness Quotes

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. – Aesop

What may seem a curse may be a blessing, and what may be a blessing may be a curse. – Muso Kokushi

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. – Maya Angelou

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. – Paulo Coelho

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. – G. K. Chesterton

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. – Rumi

Expressing gratitude is a natural state of being and reminds us that we are all connected. – Valerie Elster

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Things must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

You don’t get blessed, and feel blessed. You have to first feel blessed, then the blessings come to you. – Roman Price

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. – Dalai Lama

‘Enough’ is a feast. – Buddhist proverb

Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day. – Mason Cooley

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. – Jacques Maritain

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – Karl Barth

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. – Robert Braathe

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. – Albert Schweitzer

No blessing lasts forever. – Plautus

Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude. – Marietta McCarty

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. – Marcus Tellius Cicero

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. – Robert Quillen

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

Ingratitude is treason to mankind. – James Thomson

My expectations were reduced to zero when I was Everything since then has been a bonus. – Stephen Hawking

May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe. – Hafiz

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. – Epicurus

Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding. – Alice Walker

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. – Steve Maraboli

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. – Melody Beattie

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser

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

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward

Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today. – Abraham Hicks

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

If you don’t appreciate what you have, you may as well not have it. – Rosalene Glickman

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. – Johannes A. Gaertner

So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. – Helen Keller

The smallest act of kindness is worth than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde

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

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. – Elie Wiesel

Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. – William Faulkner

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. – Tecumseh

Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination. – Victor Hugo

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton

I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. – Benjamin Disraeli

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

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree. – Vietnamese Proverb

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. – Michael Josephson

Thankfulness Quotes

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. – William James

One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. – Neal A. Maxwell

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder

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

Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to Thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin. – Thomas Aquinas

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. – Harry A. Ironside

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. – Irving Berlin

Enough is a feast. – Buddhist Proverb

The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing. – Hannah Whitall Smith

Whatever we are waiting for—peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance—it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks. – William Shakespeare

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

I’m blessed and I thank God for every day for everything that happens for me. – Lil Wayne

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

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

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others. – Dalai Lama

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

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

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

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. – Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. – John E. Southard

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems. – Zig Ziglar

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive. – Elbert Hubbard

God has promised to supply all our needs. What we don’t have now, we don’t need now. – Elizabeth Elliot

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

God says to give thanks in everything. That doesn’t mean you need to give thanks FOR everything. You don’t need to give thanks FOR that bad day. Or FOR that bad relationship. Or being passed over at work. Financial hardship. Whatever it is – you are not to give thanks FOR the difficulties, but rather IN the difficulties. That is a very important distinction, and one I think we often miss. Giving thanks IN everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties and that He can use them, if you approach Him with the right heart and spirit, for your good and His glory. – Tony Evans

We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal. – J.I. Packer

No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful. – Dr. David Jeremiah

There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection, on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate. – Hannah More

If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. – Max Lucado

It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich! – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Thanksgiving Quotes

God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it. – Kay Arthur

In happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD. – Rick Warren

A thankful heart is one of the primary identifying characteristics of a believer. It stands in stark contrast to pride, selfishness, and worry. And it helps fortify the believer’s trust in the Lord and reliance of His provision, even in the toughest times. No matter how choppy the seas become, a believer’s heart is buoyed by constant praise and gratefulness to the Lord. – John MacArthur

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country. – C.S. Lewis

Be thankful. God has commanded it—for our good and for His glory. God’s command to be thankful is not the threatening demand of a tyrant. Rather, it is the invitation of a lifetime—the opportunity to draw near to Him at any moment of the day. – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it. – A.W. Tozer

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that, I still possess. – Corrie ten Boom

Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts. – Andrew Murray

It’s one thing to be grateful. It’s another to give thanks. Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do. – Tim Keller

When we choose thankful prayer over wallowing in anxiety and worry, we are demonstrating an unwavering trust in God. – Priscilla Shirer

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

Gratitude’ comes from the same word as freedom (gratis = free). Gratitude is the freeing expression of a free heart toward one who freely gave. – Ravi Zacharias

Gratitude produces deep, abiding joy because we know that God is working in us, even through difficulties. – Charles Stanley

Yes, give thanks for ‘all things’ for, as it has been well said ‘Our  disappointments are but His appointments. – A.W. Pink

Gratitude is a decision of the will, and if a decision of the will, the choice resides squarely with us. Deciding to be thankful is no easy task. It takes work. – Chuck Swindoll

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. – Thomas Merton

If there was ever a secret for unleashing God’s powerful peace in a situation, it’s developing a heart of true thanksgiving. – Lysa Terkeurst

The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud. – 2 Chronicles 5:13

Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:19-20

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. – Psalm 9:1

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. – Psalm 100:4

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