One of my new FCW friends sent this to me and it was just so amazing that I wanted to be able to go back and read it – so I’m posting!
My friend is having a gratitude dinner tomorrow night to celebrate all the people who helped her through a difficult period of time in her life last year. What a beautiful idea! She asked everyone who’s coming to bring their favorite quote and song about gratitude to share with the group. This got me thinking about my favorite quotes, meditations, actions, etc. from various sources related to attitude and gratitude, and I’ve had the most lovely hour compiling them all to share with her – and you. If you are receiving this, it’s because I’m extremely grateful to have you in my life! If you want to feel really good, I encourage you to spend a few minutes, thinking about what you are grateful for today…
Gratitude is the best attitude. ~Author Unknown
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We can’t change our past. We can’t change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We can’t change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.
– Charles R Swindoll
Deepak Chopra gratitude meditation:
Favorite gratitude quotes:
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~Denis Waitley
In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy. –Albert Clarke
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
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. –Doris Day
If a lady isn’t thankful for what she’s got, she isn’t likely to be thankful for what she’s going to get. ~Frank A. Clark
She is a wise woman who does not grieve for the things which she has not, but rejoices for those which she has. ~Epictetus
Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally “count our blessings,” give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have. —Shakti Gawain
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen
Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. -Christiane Northrup
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. –Friedrich Nietzsche
Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives. –Terry Lynn Taylor
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.