Benefits of Expressing More Gratitude

In our fast-paced, hyper kinetic world, it’s easy to overlook the people, places and things we love most. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that often we get so caught up in what we want (job, money, lover, Louboutins…and not necessarily in that order), that we forget to appreciate what we already have.

In honor of Thanksgiving and as a friendly reminder to s-l-o-w down and appreciate more, I give you ten of my favorite quotes on gratitude.

Remember: what you focus on expands. When you focus on “enough,” you will always have it. Enjoy!

“Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.” – Tony Robbins

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

“Be thankful for what you have an you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

“When you look at life through eyes of gratitude, the world becomes a magical and amazing place.” – Jennifer Gayle

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present— love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure— the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

“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

“Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.”– Sanaya Roman

“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” – Neale Donald Walsh

What’s your favorite gratitude quote? Please share it in the comments below.


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