Gratitude Is the Best Attitude

thank-youBy Hui Xie-Zukauskas

There is always a good time to be grateful. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to express gratitude, so are other times in life beyond holidays. Gratitude can do wonders; it makes us happier, it makes relationships smoother, and it turns negatives into positives. A thankful heart can help us endure many circumstances such as a challenge, a stuck moment or a difficult situation even when it seems hopeless.

There are abundant physical, psychological, emotional and social benefits that come from giving thanks. To help you reap these benefits, I’d like to share with you 10 famous quotes here. The wisdom from these quotes lies in being grateful for everything we have no matter how small or how ordinary it is.

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
― Cicero

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
― Eckhart Tolle

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” 
— Oprah Winfrey

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
― Epicurus

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?”
― William Arthur Ward

“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.”
― Viki King

Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little,
and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick,
and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die;
so, let us all be thankful.
― Buddha

Again, gratitude takes nothing for granted. Let’s express gratitude, cultivate gratitude, and practice gratitude.

Thank you for reading and sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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