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What Are You Grateful For?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

As we prepare to enter November, we are entering the holiday season. It’s a time of great joy for many and deep sadness for others. Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, I send you much love to heighten your celebrations and lessen your sorrows.

So, this holiday season, focus on what you are grateful for. It’s certainly easy to focus on gratitude when things are going well in your life, but it’s equally important to dig deep and focus on gratitude when you find yourself struggling.

What are YOU grateful for? I’d love for you to share it with me from your smallest to biggest reasons of gratitude.

To help heighten your celebrations and/or lessen your sorrows, here are some of my favorite gratitude quotes.

Words to LOVE by:

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

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

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. ~ Melody Beatty

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

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

~ William Arthur Ward

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

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. ~ Brian Tracy

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

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ Aesop

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

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. ~ Doris Day

Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. ~ Henri Nouwen

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


I live and love in a space of gratitude.

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