Grateful, thankful, #blessed.
Having a grateful heart includes taking the time to count your blessings. Once you realize just how blessed your life is, you want to share your gratitude with the world with the best gratitude quotes and thanksgiving quotes that inspire you to remain thankful and motivate you to count your blessings.
Maybe that’s one of the many reasons why Thanksgiving is such a special holiday. It’s not only a time to celebrate with food and family, it’s also a day to reflect on gratitude and thankfulness. All too often in life, we get caught up in what we don’t have and lose sight that having a grateful heart is a year-long practice we should all have.
Hey, its okay it happens to all of us. We can get into the “poor me” mood. Sometimes we even dress in green with envy for something someone else has. It’s human nature to be a little envious sometimes. But it’s up to us to be able to not dwell on that.
Focusing on what you do have instead of what you don’t opens your heart and your mind. You begin to realize just how truly blessed you really are. Instead of being jealous of your friend’s car, be thankful you have one that works. It allows you to travel, it doesn’t give you problems. So who cares if her car is pink anyway?
Instead of being envious of a promotion your friend got at work, use that as motivation. If you feel like you deserve one too being salty about it isn’t really going to help. Be determined to get what you deserve! Be tenacious, be grateful in your heart that you have an opportunity to have your hard-working nature shine!
Obviously, material possessions and career successes aren’t the only things to be thankful for. The people in your life who you love most are the real treasures of the holiday. The best part of the holiday really isn’t the food.
When you look around the table the people that you see are the real reasons you feel warm inside. It’s not the moments in life it’s who you spend them with.
“Choose to be thankful.”
“Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope.”
“Let our lives be full of both thanks and giving.”
“It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.”
“It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”
“Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.”
“Gratitude is the best attitude.”
“Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.”
“It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.”
“Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn’t.”
“Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.”
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings. Turn routine jobs into joy. And change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
“What if today we were grateful for everything.”
“Thanksgiving isn’t just a day … It’s a way we can live our lives every day.” — Katrina Mayer
“Eat pie, drink wine and be thankful.”
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”
“Of this be sure: you do not find the happy life… you make it.” — Thomas S. Monson
“The things you take for granted… someone else is praying for.”
“Along my journey I have learned that the more thankful I am, the more I have to be thankful for.”
“May the good things in life be yours in abundance that stays with you all year long. Happy Thanksgiving.”
“Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.”
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau
“Not what we say about our blessings but how we use them, is the true measure of Thanksgiving.” — W.T. Pukiser
“I am thankful for my blessings are too many to count.”
“For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends.” — Ralph Waldo Emmerson
“To hear the laughter of a child, to wake up to the love of your life, to know God placed them on this Earth for you … You are blessed.”
“No need to count calories today, just your blessings. From our family to yours.”
“Dear past, thank you for all the lessons. Dear future, I am ready.”
“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
“Inhale love. Exhale gratitude.”
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” — A.A. Milne
“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” — W.J. Cameron
“Thankful & grateful – today and every day. ” — Unknown
“Give thanks with a grateful heart.” — Unknown
“Thankful, grateful, blessed.” — Unknown
“Eat. Drink. And wear stretchy pants.” — Unknown
“Let our hearts be full of both thanks and giving.” — Unknown
“Live each day with a thankful heart” — Unknown
“Thanksgiving: Thank you for the food before us, the friends beside us, and the love between us.” — Unknown
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” — Unknown
“I’m thankful for so many things, but mostly, God. Without him I’d have nothing else to be thankful for.” — Unknown
“I’m thankful for every moment.” — Unknown
“The thing I’m most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands.” — Unknown
“Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine. But most of all be thankful.” — Unknown
“Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality, likes that turned into love.” — Unknown
“Be thankful for everybody in your life, good and bad, past and present. They all made you the person that you are today.” — Unknown
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart