It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” Chinese Proverb
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. Cicero
A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise. Baha’u’llah
Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. Hansa Proverb
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you? William Arthur Ward
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. Unknown
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. William Shakespeare
I thank you for your kindness, I will not soon forget; You’re one of the nicest people I have ever met….Joanna Fuchs
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G.K. Chesterton
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom. Unknown
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. Meister Eckhart
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. Blessings brighten when we count them. Maltbie Babcock
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
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 you’ve made a difference.
It’s 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.
When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire