15 Beautiful Quotes to Inspire Gratitude

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There is power in gratitude. Life gets busy and we forget what we have. Gratitude recenters us, grounds us, focuses us on the richness in our lives.

Often times, its the simple things that can bring us joy. A smile we are grateful for. Ice cream sorbet on a hot summer’s night. Time spent with a friend. A hot shower at the end of a long day.

The truth is, we need to make gratitude a priority. It’s easy to get lost in doing that we forget to simply be. Moreover, gratitude invites other positives in your life, such as greater connection with others, kindness, improved resilience, decreased anxiety, increased self esteem and spirituality, improved sleep, and happiness.

Here are 15 beautiful gratitude quotes to help you reflect and to inspire you.

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
— Marcel Proust
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
— Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
— Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
— Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow - you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.
— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
— Maya Angelou
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
— Kahill Gibran, The Prophet
Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.
— Deepak Chopra
The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.
— Mary Davis
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
— Robert Brault
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 Beattie
When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
— Kristin Armstrong
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
— William Arthur Ward
The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.
— Robert Holden

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