If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice.
— Meister Eckhart
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
— Charles Dickens
Gratitude is the highest form of acceptance. Like patience, it is one of the catalytic agents, one of the alchemist’s secrets, for turning dross to gold, hell to heaven, death to life. Where there is gratitude we get the teaching. Where there is resistance we discover only that it keeps us painfully ignorant.
— Stephen Levine
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
— Ralph H. Blum
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
— Richard Bach
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
— Kahlil Gibran
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gratitude & Nature:
Watch “TEDxSF – Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude”