Keeping an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’

When looking for inspirational quotes, I found many websites that put quotes in the similar categories:

  • Attitude
  • Determination
  • Confidence
  • Success
  • Goals
  • Happiness
  • Leadership

But when I looked for quotes about “thankfulness” or “gratitude,” the search proved more difficult.

Are we so obsessed with getting more, doing more, being more that we don’t think it’s important to stop and take stock of what we have? To be grateful for what we’ve got, what we’ve done, and who we are?

Before we slip into a turkey-induced comfort comma, take a moment to be still and be grateful.


“If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.” – Author Unknown


“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.” -Albert Barnes


“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


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


“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

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” -Epictetus


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


“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

“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” -Author Unknown


“Just a ‘thank you’ is a mighty powerful prayer. Says it all.” -Rosie Cash

Keep looking up,