Being thankful means having gratitude for the blessings in your life, no matter how big or small. You can be thankful on Thanksgiving or all year round. Here are 20+ quotes about being thankful and thankfulness quotes.
These quotes are perfect for Thanksgiving captions or thankfulness captions for your social media profiles, to write in a Thanksgiving card or a general thank you card, or anytime you want a reminder of the blessings in life to be grateful for!
20+ Quotes About Being Thankful | Thankfulness Quotes 🦃
“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart
“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.” – Alfred Painter
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“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end of having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston
“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
“There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” – Joyce Meyer
Thanksgiving is still a ways away, but since we’re in fall I figured I could start writing posts about Thanksgiving. 🙂 So, to start getting you thinking about gratitude this season, here are 10 things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving if you’re depressed. I can almost guarantee that these are all things you can be grateful for in your own life.
5 Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving if You’re Depressed
I know Thanksgiving used to be sort of stressful for me when I was really depressed because I felt like I was supposed to be grateful for a lot of things in my life, when in reality I just hated my life and didn’t want to be grateful for anything. So it was kind of a bitter cycle.
But what I didn’t realize is that gratitude is the one tool that turns what you already have into enough. Even without changing your circumstances, you can change your whole outlook on life with just gratitude.
It’s one of the most powerful free tools available.
1. You’re alive
I’m pretty sure this one is accurate for you (along with the other ones :)). So, you have at least one thing to be grateful for.
2. You’re breathing
Sometimes even breathing is a miracle. You’ve survived every moment of your life up through the present, and here you are, still breathing. 🙂 I think that’s pretty amazing.
3. You have a body
… or if you don’t then someone around you has a body and is reading this post to your body-less brain of consciousness. Which means that someone cares about you and we’ve reached the future of technology! #relentlesslypositive
4. You have internet access
So far Resilient is only available on the interwebz, so you or someone you know had internet access in order to read this.
5. You’re reading this
So you’re literate (or someone around you is), which is pretty cool because that means you can read literally millions of books that contain the stories and wisdom and knowledge of humans throughout the history of the world.
Bonus: You are not the turkey on the table being eaten. Oh wait, that’s my former vegetarian self talking. 😉
Quotes on Thankfulness
“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker
“Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.” – William Bennett
“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
“I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes.” – Ron Perlman
“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.” – Albert Barnes
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“Every morning, I wake up and think about 10 different things I’m thankful for, and I continue to spread that love throughout the day, always visualizing, meditating, and growing.” – Shameik Moore
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.” – Tecumseh
“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” – Todd Stocker
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward
“Be thankful for what you have today. Work hard for what you have tomorrow.” – Author Unknown
“We must learn to appreciate life. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – London Mond
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