Gratitude means counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, appreciating your friends and family, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle. In fact, thankfulness is so important that there's even a holiday set aside for the purpose of giving thanks for all the good in our lives.
In light of the Thanksgiving Holiday coming up, many people are searching for gratitude quotes to help them express sentiments of thankfulness which can sometimes be difficult to put into words. Here are six beautiful gratitude quotes you can use to help jumpstart your thanksgiving holiday.
"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted-a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." - Rabbi Harold Kushner
"When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer." - Wilferd A. Peterson
"Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it's important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally "count our blessings," give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have." - Shakti Gawain
"(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy." - A.H. Maslow
"Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful." - Marelisa Fabrega
"Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy." - M.J. Ryan