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.
If you can’t be thankful for what you receive,
be thankful for what you escape.
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.
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.
A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer.
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.
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a thankful heart.
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. For this is the will of God.
—I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18