March 09, 2016

Short Gratitude Quotes

"All that we behold is full of blessings." (Wm. Woodsworth)
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"Appreciate the little things. Life is full of them and they make for a sweet and satisfying life." (Jackson Brown.)
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"At church yesterday, I learned an awesome way to create a habit of gratitude. Think about the date of your birthday (mine is 4/13) and turn it into a time (4:13). Now, get out your phone and set the alarm for everyday at that time.(Tip: set it to pm so you do not get an early morning reminder!) Every time that alarm sounds, chimes, beeps, rings or vibrates, stop and say/think or write down something you are grateful for." (Stephanie Ackerman, Documented Faith).
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"Children are grateful when Santa Claus puts in their stockings gifts of toys or sweets. Could I not be grateful to Santa Claus when he puts in my stockings the gift of two miraculous legs? We thank people for birthday presents. . . can I thank no one for the birthday present of birth?" (G.K. Chesterton)
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"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
(William Arthur Ward)
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"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." (William Arthur Ward)
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"Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it." (A. W. Tozer)
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"Gratitude is a vaccine, antitoxin, and an antiseptic. (John Henry Jowett)
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"Gratitude is heaven itself." (William Blake)
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"Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you've been given." (Marglisa Fabrego)
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"Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead." (C.S. Lewis).
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"Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are steep and hurt and resentful. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint. I can choose to be grateful when I am criticized, even when my heart responds in bitterness. . . I can choose to listen to the voices that forgive and to look at the faces that smile, even while I still hear words of revenge and see grimaces of hatred." (Henry Nouwen)
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"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."
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"He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself." (Albert Schweitzer)
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"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is
happiness doubled by wonder." (G.K. Chesterton)
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"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "Thank You," that would suffice." (Meister Eckhart)
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"In life, as in knitting, don't leave loose ends. Take the time to thank the people who matter in your life." (Reba Linker)
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"In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude." (Dietrich Bonheoffer)
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I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you, my heart has no bottom.
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"Let's be a channel of blessing to all our family." (Rev. Daniel Daida)
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"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." (Marcel Proust)
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"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer." (Maya Angelou)
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"Of all the "attitudes" we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important And by far the most life-changing." (Zig Ziglar)
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". . . our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience." (Albert Schweitzer).
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"Our joy, thankfulness and prayers should not change depending on our circumstances. When we decide to have a prayerful attitude at all times. . . depending fully (not partially) on God, we will find it easier to be joyful and thankful." (Stephanie Ackerman.)
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"Part of learning to count my blessings is accepting that many of them I would not have chosen if it had been left to me. I must first give up any attempt to compare what was with what might have been. By accepting God as my shepherd, I must also accept the path He sets me upon -- and the blessings from whatever circumstances of life." (Janette Oke & T. Davis Bunn, The Sacred Shore)
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"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." (Winnie the Pooh)
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"Rest and be thankful." ~ Inscription on stone seat in the Scottish highlands.
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"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." (Charles Dickens.)
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"Spending a little time calculating the number of things that go right is a simple but powerful way to reactivate our sense of wonder and gratitude." (Richard Carlson)
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"The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life; giving thanks for everything." (Albert Schweitzer)
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"Today I am thankful for what seemed then to me nothing but a blunder of fate, but which was to prove instead a great opportunity." ( James Edward Hangar)
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What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?
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When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
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"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." (G.K. Chesterton)
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"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." (Maya Angelou)
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