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37 Gratitude Quotes to Change How You Think About Life

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

These quotes will help you see life from a new perspective.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ― Melody Beattie

The path to inner happiness begins with gratitude. It’s not just me saying that. Research shows that being grateful for what we have makes us happier and healthier.

I believe our happiness has a lot to do with where we put our emotional energy. I have a choice: I can choose to focus on the good around me or the bad. I can be happy about what I have or miserable about what I’m missing.

How we feel about our life has a lot to do with what we say to ourselves about the events and circumstances in our life. That’s why I believe our mindset matters.

We can have a mindset that's receptive to happiness or one that's not. Gratitude is a big part of that.

If I want to change how I feel about life, I can start by changing how I feel about the life I currently have.

If I want to change how I feel about life, I can start by changing how I feel about the life I currently have. Appreciating what I have now is a good start.

When I appreciate what I have, I'm don't think about or concern myself with what's missing. I'm content with what I have.

That’s the power of gratitude. When you change your mindset, you open a door to change in your life.

Quotes About Gratitude That Will Change Your Thinking About Life

Here are 37 quotes about gratitude to inspire you to see life differently:

'Enough’ is a feast. — Buddhist proverb

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

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

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. — Willie Nelson

Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy. — Sara Avant Stover

We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness. — Dalai Lama

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

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. — Lionel Hampton

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see. — Mary Davis

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. — Brian Tracy

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. ― G.K. Chesterton

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Brault

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. — Anonymous

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. — Brene Brown

I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet. — Confucious

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. — Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. — William Arthur Ward

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.— Alan Cohen

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Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle. — Mary Davis

Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life. — Rumi

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. — Anthony Robbins

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. — Seneca

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

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. — Randy Rausch

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. — Zig Ziglar

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. — Frank A. Clark

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in. — Kristin Armstrong

Learn to be thankful for what you have while you pursue all that you want. — Jim Rohn

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. — Alice Walker

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. — Cicero

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. — Steve Maraboli

A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. — Mason Cooley

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

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

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet. — Thich Nhat Hanh

When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere. — Emmanuel Dagher

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. — Buddha

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


I hope these quotes inspire you to embrace gratitude and the positive impact it can have on your life.

If you have a favorite quote about gratitude that I didn’t include here, please send it to me at anita (@)


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