Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thank You Thursday~Reflections on Gratitude

EveryDay a Thanksgiving

A grateful heart … comes through expressing gratitude

 to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those 

around us for all that they bring into our lives.
—Thomas S. Monson

The Magic of Gratitude

Just read this book and LOVED it!

You can find it HERE

Some Great Quotes about GRATITUDE:
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” –Doris Day

“To understand the power and the magic of gratitude, you have to experience it for yourself. If you practice gratitude every day it won't take long before gratitude is your natural state of being, and when that happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest secrets to life.” Rhonda Byrne

“Gratitude is a Spirit-filled principle. It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God. —Bonnie D. Parkin

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Gratitude can have a profound effect on perspective, completely determining or altering the way we look at an experience Vaughn E. Worthen, PH.D.

 “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus
 “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
“When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.” — Wilferd A. Peterson
 “Find the good and praise it.” — Alex Haley
“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it-would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” — Ralph Marston
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” — William A. Ward

 “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful.” — Marelisa Fábrega

Gratitude is deeper than thanks. Thankfulness is the beginning ofgratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
—President David O. McKay
“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
  “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum
“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” — Author Unknown

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach
 “There is a law of gratitude, and it is . . . the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions. The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise to supreme intelligence is a liberation or expenditure of force. It cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed, and the reaction is an instantaneous movement toward you.” — Wally Wattles
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Ann Marie said...

LOVED those quotes!
I need this book!
Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

I just realized yesterday that I haven't been very grateful lately. Thanks for posting this, it helped.

wendy said...

Those were all VERY good. Looks like a great book to own, so you can refer to it...have it sitting by your bed,
wake up remembering to be grateful

monstermash said...

What a great post. Thanks for making me think about all I really do have!