It’s important to reflect on all of the blessings you have. When gathered around the Thanksgiving table, most families reserve at least a minute or two to express thankful they are and why. And with good reason: Gratitude is something that we should be able to express on any occasion, no matter how big or small. Whatever your definition of success (everyone’s definition of success is and should be different), we all want more. That desire for more can blind us to what we already have and should be grateful for.

Here are quotes about gratitude that will not only remind you that what you have is pretty awesome, but will also, I hope, spur you to express that gratitude to the people who deserve it most.

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

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

Anonymous

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.

Amy Collette

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

Melody Beattie

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

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead

In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

Lionel Hampton

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

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Bethany Hamilton

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

Voltaire

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Anthony Robbins

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

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

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

William Arthur Ward

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

Al Jarreau

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

Victor Hugo

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

Cicero

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

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

Reba McEntire

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.

Vietnamese Proverb

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

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

 G.K. Chesterton

Enough’ is a feast. 

Buddhist proverb

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

Robert Quillen

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

Robert Brault

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

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

Charles Dickens

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

Eckhart Tolle

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

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

Gerald Good

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.

Jim Rohn

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

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

Alice Walker

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

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

Robert Brault

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

Charles Schwab

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

Willie Nelson

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

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

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

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

Willie Nelson

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.

Neal A. Maxwell

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