Tag: Gratitude

Quotes August 01, 2019

Oh, Thursday! I will not allow you to darken my glow. I am shining on. I am gorgeous!
Claudia Hall Christian
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
“One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.”
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
 
 
 
 
“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
Ernest Hemingway
 
 
 
 
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
Albert Schweitzer
 
 
 
 
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”
Northrup Christiane
 
 
 
 
“What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank you’s will be heard even when you don’t use words.”
Pavithra Mehta
 
 
 
 
“A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.”
Plato
 
 
 
 
“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.”
Johannes Gaertner
 
 
 
 
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Willie Nelson
 
 
 
 
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”
Meister Eckhart
 
 
 
 
“I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.”
Rita Mae Brown

Quotes April 16, 2019

Courtesy of Jeff Moore Everyday Power Blog

 
 
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
 
 
 
 
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes gain.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
 
 
 
 
“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
 
 
 
 
“What I’m not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and appreciate who we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are, and believe in our talents.”
Harley King
 
 
 
 
“Connecting with those you know you love, like and appreciate you restore the spirit and give you the energy to keep moving forward in this life.”
Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW!
 
 
 
 
“For the yesterdays and today’s, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for – Thank you.”
Cecelia Ahern, The Book of Tomorrow
 
 
 
 
“The honey doesn’t taste so good once it is being eaten; the goal doesn’t mean so much once it is reached; the reward is no so rewarding once it has been given. If we add up all the rewards in our lives, we won’t have very much.

But if we add up the spaces *between* the rewards, we’ll come up with quite a bit. And if we add up the rewards *and* the spaces, then we’ll have everything – every minute of the time that we spent.”
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
 
 
 
 
“Not having money to spend doesn’t mean we can’t have well-spent moments every day.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity
 
 
 
 
“In prison, I fell in love with my country. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted.

It wasn’t until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her. ”
John McCain, Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir
 
 
 
 
“Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world. Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year
 
 
 
 
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
Denis Waitley
 
 
 
 

“The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out.

One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
 
 
 
 
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”
Doris Day
 
 
 
 
Appreciation can make a day—even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
Margaret Cousins
 
 
 
 
“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”
Ralph H. Blum
 
 
 
 
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton
 
 
 
 
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
 
 
 
 
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
 
 
 
 
“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”
Stephen Richards
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.”
Elie Wiesel
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

Acceptance
Understanding
Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart. Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable.

Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions? So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Quotes January 15, 2019

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

Acceptance
Understanding
Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart. Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable.

Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions? So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
 
 
 
 
“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. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation.

In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny
 
 
 
 
“The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out.

One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
 
 
 
 
In prison, I fell in love with my country. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted.

It wasn’t until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her. ”
John McCain, Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir
 
 
 
 
“Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world. Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year
 
 
 
 
“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”
Doris Day

From Obligation to Opportunity, Wonder, Our Learning Platform, Poetry and More…

One of the mainstays of living gratefully is cultivating a capacity for surprise. Being surprised rests in releasing expectations, assumptions, and what we think we know and want, and welcoming what arrives into our experience with fresh eyes, curiosity, and a willingness to learn from it.

Gratefulness offers abundant pathways and opportunities to awaken to the many gifts of your life. May you avail yourself of the grace and generosity that is offered to you here, and in the unfolding moments of this precious day.
 
 
 
 

From Obligation to opportunity
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“When people are struck with wonder, they generally are not yelling, arguing, fighting, or angry. Wonder provides a moment where we can hold hands, (perhaps) tear up, and find common ground.” Katie Steedly guides us to ponder the impact of wonder.
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Getting to Cleveland: Seth Godin on Gratitude, by Katie Steedly

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

According to writer Seth Godin, there are two ways to live in the world: with a “have to” attitude or a “get to” attitude. The latter mindset opens up the world and all the possibility of goodness therein and the former shuts down the heart and closes the door on the world. So the question is, how do we want to live? Too often, we have taken the gifts around us for granted and end up feeling entitled. We can begin to find gratitude by looking at our lives with open eyes and take steps toward being grateful, even in the hard times. We may not always know where this will take this, but -as Seth Godin saysno one gets “to Cleveland by knowing every turn from here to Cleveland. You start driving and get directions as you go.” This is the essence of living a life of gratitude.

Getting to Cleveland: Seth Godin on Gratitude, by Katie Steedly