Feeling grateful to 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
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
-- Clarence E. Hodges
If you give what you do not need, it isn't giving. ---Mother Teresa
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not an optimist, because I am not sure that everything ends well. Nor am I a pessimist, because I am not sure that everything ends badly. I just carry hope in my heart.
Hope is the feeling that life and work have a meaning. You either have it or you don't, regardless of the state of world that surrounds you.
Life without hope is an empty, boring, and useless life. I cannot imagine that I could strive for something if I did not carry hope in me.
I am thankful to God for this gift. It is as big as life itself. -- Vaclav Havel
Two kinds of gratitude; the sudden kind
We feel for what we take, the larger kind
We feel for what we give.
-- Edwin Arlington Robinson
A grateful mind is both a great and happy mind. -- Thomas Secker
Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature. -- Lord Chesterton, Letters
I may not be the man I want to be;
I may not be the man I ought to be;
I may not be the man I could be;
I may not be the man I can be;
but praise God, I'm not the man I once was. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it. -- Walter Winchell
Most of us miss out on life's big prizes. The Pulitzer. The Nobel. Oscars. Tonys. Emmys. But we're all eligible for life's small pleasures. A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear. A four-pound-bass. A full moon. An empty parking space. A crackling fire. A great meal. A glorious sunset. Hot soup. Cold beer. Don't fret about copping life's grand rewards. Enjoy its tiny delights. There are plenty for all of us.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. -- George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
Gratitude is one of the least articulate emotions, especially when it is deep.
-- Felix Frankfurter
He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it. ~ Pierre Charron
We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation. -- Seneca