2016-06-30

"Gratitude is the heart's memory."
--French Proverb
"God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart."
--Izaak Walton
"Gratitude is heaven itself."
--William Blake
"A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer."
--Gotthold Lessing
"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
"Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more--a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleases me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise."
--George Herbert
"(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
"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."
--Gladys Berthe Stern
"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy."
--Ralph H. Blum
"I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned."
--Gwyn Thomas
"No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here."
--John Greenleaf Whittier