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Thankfulness: Quotes on Gratitude and Thanksgiving

It's really easy to get bogged down in the filthy muck of everyday life. Believe me, I know. Plus, the holiday season can be an especially stressful time for anyone.

Sometimes we are so focused on being down and out that it takes a great deal of effort just to look up and smile. So as we get ready to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in America, I wanted to share some positive thoughts with you. 

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Thankfulness, via Open Doors.

These 21 quotes on gratitude, sharing, and thankfulness are among the best I've found. They are gathered here for you. Enjoy the quotes and the lessons in their timeless wisdom.

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." - W. Clement Stone

"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

"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do." - Victor Hugo

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” - Napoleon Hill

 "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." - Henry Ward Beecher

 "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls" - Aesop


"I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste." - Srikumar Rao

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the lights, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself." - Tecumseh

"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others." - Dalai Lama

"Don't it always seem to go? That you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone." - Joni Mitchell

"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"I'm grateful always for this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes." - Eckhart Tolle

"It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so." - Seneca

"Never take anything for granted." - Benjamin Disraeli

"I'm grateful for the weird people out there... they're some of the most creative people!" - Channing Tatum

"It's Unbelievable. I still can't believe my life. Gratitude is a huge part of it, 100 percent. We give thanks and gratitude every day." - Rick Rubin

"Certainly the research shows that grateful people are more innovative thinkers." - Deborah Norville

"Be generous to those with less and not envious of those with more." - Jim Rohn

"List all the negative situations in your life. Think of at least one reason why you are grateful you are going through each experience. List the good situations in your life, or else you take them for granted." - James Altucher

"Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly." - Tony Robbins

"If you can’t think of anything to be grateful for, feel gratitude for the fact that you’ve been given complete control over your own mind. Then, ask for guidance in order that you may use this profound gift wisely in all your thoughts and actions." - Napoleon Hill

Thanks for reading and sharing. Enjoy your holiday, give thanks, and please extend a kind word or a friendly gesture to those who are alone during this holiday season. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 

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