Grateful, thankful, #blessed.
Having a grateful heart includes taking the time to count your blessings. Once you realize just how blessed your life is, you want to share your gratitude with the world with the best gratitude quotes and thanksgiving quotes that inspire you to remain thankful and motivate you to count your blessings.
Maybe that’s one of the many reasons why Thanksgiving is such a special holiday. It’s not only a time to celebrate with food and family, it’s also a day to reflect on gratitude and thankfulness. All too often in life, we get caught up in what we don’t have and lose sight that having a grateful heart is a year-long practice we should all have.
Hey, its okay it happens to all of us. We can get into the “poor me” mood. Sometimes we even dress in green with envy for something someone else has. It’s human nature to be a little envious sometimes. But it’s up to us to be able to not dwell on that.
Focusing on what you do have instead of what you don’t opens your heart and your mind. You begin to realize just how truly blessed you really are. Instead of being jealous of your friend’s car, be thankful you have one that works. It allows you to travel, it doesn’t give you problems. So who cares if her car is pink anyway?
Instead of being envious of a promotion your friend got at work, use that as motivation. If you feel like you deserve one too being salty about it isn’t really going to help. Be determined to get what you deserve! Be tenacious, be grateful in your heart that you have an opportunity to have your hard-working nature shine!
Obviously, material possessions and career successes aren’t the only things to be thankful for. The people in your life who you love most are the real treasures of the holiday. The best part of the holiday really isn’t the food.
When you look around the table the people that you see are the real reasons you feel warm inside. It’s not the moments in life it’s who you spend them with.
If you’re searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) … look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we’ve got you covered.
It is a choice you can make.
Hope is always a good thing.
“Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope.”
It is the time of year.
“Let our lives be full of both thanks and giving.”
There’s no secret with that.
“It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.”
Said so well more than once.
“It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”
That is so true.
“Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.”
The best by far.
“Gratitude is the best attitude.”
Complaining gets you nowhere.
“Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.”
Loved ones are the most precious by far.
“It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.”
Do not focus on what you could have.
No point focusing on what you don’t have.
“Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn’t.”
You are so blessed.
“Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.”
Every day could be a day to give thanks.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings. Turn routine jobs into joy. And change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
It doesn’t have to be a what if.
“What if today we were grateful for everything.”
Every. Single. Day.
“Thanksgiving isn’t just a day … It’s a way we can live our lives every day.” — Katrina Mayer
Yum, yum, and yum.
“Eat pie, drink wine and be thankful.”
A lot more than you expected.
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”
“Of this be sure: you do not find the happy life… you make it.” — Thomas S. Monson
And they would be grateful.
“The things you take for granted… someone else is praying for.”
Count your blessings, daily.
The journey brings thanks.
“Along my journey I have learned that the more thankful I am, the more I have to be thankful for.”
A bounty of gratitude.
“May the good things in life be yours in abundance that stays with you all year long. Happy Thanksgiving.”
That is what is important.
“Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.”
Yours can be too.
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau
Use them wisely.
“Not what we say about our blessings but how we use them, is the true measure of Thanksgiving.” — W.T. Pukiser
Yours are too.
“I am thankful for my blessings are too many to count.”
“For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends.” — Ralph Waldo Emmerson
That’s all that really matters anyway.
“To hear the laughter of a child, to wake up to the love of your life, to know God placed them on this Earth for you … You are blessed.”
A double win.
“No need to count calories today, just your blessings. From our family to yours.”
Thankful for the past memories and lessons.
“Dear past, thank you for all the lessons. Dear future, I am ready.”
“Be thankful for what you have you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never ever have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey
Live by that mantra.
“Inhale love. Exhale gratitude.”
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” — A.A. Milne
The best action you can take.
“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” — W.J. Cameron
Remember what you’re thankful for.
“Thankful & grateful – today and every day. ” — Unknown
Remember the people who mean the most to you.
“Give thanks with a grateful heart.” — Unknown
What are you?
“Thankful, grateful, blessed.” — Unknown
Be thankful for elastic waistbands.
“Eat. Drink. And wear stretchy pants.” — Unknown
What means most to you?
“Let our hearts be full of both thanks and giving.” — Unknown
Wake up with a smile on your face.
“Live each day with a thankful heart” — Unknown
What is Thanksgiving all about?
“Thanksgiving: Thank you for the food before us, the friends beside us, and the love between us.” — Unknown
Do you have enough in life?
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” — Unknown
What are you most thankful for?
“I’m thankful for so many things, but mostly, God. Without him I’d have nothing else to be thankful for.” — Unknown
Savor those special moments.
“I’m thankful for every moment.” — Unknown
“The thing I’m most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands.” — Unknown
Be the best you can be.
“Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine. But most of all be thankful.” — Unknown
What friends and family are for.
“Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality, likes that turned into love.” — Unknown
The good and bad.
“Be thankful for everybody in your life, good and bad, past and present. They all made you the person that you are today.” — Unknown
Be grateful for the things you have in life.
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart
Molly Given is a writer and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.