14 of My Favorite Gratitude Quotes

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and we are in the midst of the season of gratitude. Not that I don’t practice gratitude the rest of the year but the tradition of Thanksgiving is a great reminder to express our appreciation for all the many blessings in our lives. In both the teachings of yoga and Ayurveda cultivating gratitude and holding our attention on positive thoughts is one of the ways to cultivate contentment. I keep a little journal and have a daily practice of writing my gratitudes and collecting quotes I love. Yes, gratitude is a practice. The more you do it, the more natural it becomes, and the more you benefit.

14 of My Favorite Gratitude Quotes

“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life. “ ~ Jack Canfield

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you’, that would suffice.” ~ Eckhart

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne, from Winnie-the-Pooh

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

“Whatever our individual troubles and challenges maybe, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have on every level.” ~ Shakti Gwain

“Gratitude based on a faith that everything that happens or doesn’t happen in your life is for your own best interests. That we live in a purposeful universe. Life is always for you; it is never against you. It is a fact that blessings sometimes come wrapped in fear, pain, and tears. In choosing to practice unconditional gratitude you are choosing to trust the process, to honor your feelings and to place your faith in an outcome of inevitable grace.” ~ William Holden

“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

“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

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” ~Naomi Williams

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ Tony Robbins

“I think I learned to appreciate and treasure each day, because you don’t knowhow many you’re going to be given.” ~ Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” ~Ralph Marston

Do you have a favorite gratitude quote? Do you practice gratitude daily? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I deeply appreciate all of my readers and your wonderful thoughts! Thank you!

Wishing you Vibrant Living