“A joyful heart is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22

As we gear up for Thanksgiving this week, here are fifteen quotes on gratitude to help prime our hearts and minds to give thanks. These reminders will do us all good, and doubly so if they inspire us to express our love and appreciation to those who have been a blessing to us. My thanks to Jeff Hayden who gathered these quotes together.

  1. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward
  2. “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou
  3. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton
  4. “Enough is a feast.” Buddhist proverb
  5. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault
  6. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens
  7. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle
  8. “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
  9. “The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes… What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” Michael Josephson
  10. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
  11. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus
  12. “Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden
  13. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne
  14. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell
  15. “In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Andy Wall
Author: Andy Wall