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Timeless Words of Gratitude

Throughout the ages, the world’s greatest spiritual leaders, thinkers and authors have recognized the power of gratitude. Gratitude changes our focus of life more than any other action. When you feel good, you do good – and more good shows up in your life!

We can decide to be grateful or to be bitter.
When we persist in looking at the shadow side,
we will eventually end up in the dark.

—HENRY NOUWEN

If you can’t be thankful for what you receive,
be thankful for what you escape.

—UNKNOWN

Give thanks for a little, and you will have a lot.

—THE HAUSA OF NIGERIA

When you can’t have what you want, it is time to start wanting what you have.

—KATHLEEN A. SUTTON

Until you make peace with who you are,
you will never be content with what you have.

—DORIS MORTMAN

Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas;
they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.

—RUSSELL H. CONWELL

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

—CICERO

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer.

—GOTTHOLD LESSING

When life hands you a lemon, squeeze it and make lemonade.

—W. CLEMENT STONE

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

—MELODY BEATTIE

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a thankful heart.

—IZAAK WALTON

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. For this is the will of God.

—I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18