“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattie
“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
“Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” -Marcus Aurelius
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 that 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.
- The science of being thankful (mnn.com)
- Thankfulness quotes (christianpf.com)
- gratitude and thanks for what you have are the first steps in seeking what you have not ~ Reed (2rqod.wordpress.com)
- Healing Gratitude – It’s Easier than You Think (maribethdoerr.com)