“Gratitude exclaims, very properly, “How good of God to give me this.”

–C.S. Lewis


“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.”

–Robert Louis Stevenson


“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.”

–Alice Walker


“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence.”

–Henry David Thoreau


“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”

–Lewis Carroll


“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.”

–J.R.R. Tolkien


“Gratitude is a dialysis of sorts. It flushes the self-pity out of our systems.”

–Max Lucado


“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

–Oscar Wilde


“For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Do not take anything for granted – not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed.”

–Terri Guillemets


“Each day I am thankful for the nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love.”

–Author Unknown


“I want to thank you for the profound joy I’ve had in the thought of you.”

–Rosie Alison


“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

–Henry Van Dyke


“I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.”

–Reba McEntire


“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”

–Henry Ward Beecher


“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

–William Arthur Ward


“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

–Alphonse Karr


“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”

–Author Unknown


“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is.”

–Ernest Hemingway


“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.”

–Thich Nhat Hanh


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