Thursday, March 22, 2012

Theme Series: Gratitude, 12 Inspirational Quotes

One of the most enriching sources for one's outlook on life is gratitude. The following quotations provide a window to the heart and soul of vital living:

-Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

-What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple responses of our heart to this life in all its fulness. ~ David Steindl-Rast

-Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

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

-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

-If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

Selected by quoteflections.

-I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

-The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher

-If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. ~Gerald Good

-Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. ~Estonian Proverb

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

-I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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