Happy Thanksgiving – Quotes of Gratitude

Thank you for this past year of loving support for my blog and newly launched podcast.  I sincerely appreciate all the sweet comments you leave for me each day.  Here are some beautiful quotes of gratitude to reflect on the day.  Happy Thanksgiving. #seekjoyineveryday

Kahill Gibran, The Prophet, 1923
“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”

Oprah Winfrey, What I Know for Sure, 2014
Being grateful all the time isn’t easy. But it’s when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you: perspective. Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy to positive. It’s the quickest, easiest, most powerful way to effect change in your life—this I know for sure.”

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything, 2006
“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”

Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, 2012
“Unto us, so much is given. We just have to be open for business.”

Stephen W. Hawking, New York Times Magazine Interview, 2004
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.”

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, 1994
“My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.”

Stephen King, The Eyes of the Dragon, 1984
“I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds.”

Helen Keller, The Open Door, 1957
“It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me.”

William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1623
“They do not love, that do not show their love.”

 

 

Source: Unto Us, So much is given:  9 Quotes about Gratitude by Tom Blunt. Signature Reads.

2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving – Quotes of Gratitude”

  1. Today, Melissa, I am especially thankful for your friendship. You were such a blessing to me when you taught the grief recovery seminar. Those weeks with your gentle leadership were so helpful and soul soothing. Then every other opportunity has been a blessing especially being a guest in your home. You have built a lovely nest of a home where all feel welcome and comfortable. Then there are the treats that come from your kitchen. Oh my, just another addition to the welcome you offer to friends who drop by. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being YOU. The only down side is that joining the book club has caused me to fill my bookshelves even more. Oh, that’s not a downside at all. Books are my passion. Love you!

    1. What a beautiful sentiment and I feel the same way about you. I love you Laurie and I appreciate your friendship and support.

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