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Chances are if you’ve arrived at this article, you’re already interested in gratitude and aware of the proven benefits to your health and wellbeing. To help you in your gratitude journey, you may wish to bookmark this article and return for your daily dose of gratitude quotes.

When we feel the least grateful is when we need it the most. To practice gratitude—the art of being grateful—is to smooth the rough edges of the day, and turn the furrows of frowns into the lilting lines of smiles.

Gratitude increases positivity… and positivity increases gratitude. More than that, psychologists are finding gratitude to be an antidote to depression.[1]https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2015-13991-003

Proven Health Benefits of Gratitude

Practicing gratitude through thoughts, expression and gratitude journaling have been found to positively enhance every area of life.

Gratitude Improves

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Generosity[2]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20364907/
  • Happiness[3]https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/pdfs/GratitudePDFs/2Wood-GratitudeWell-BeingReview.pdf
  • Health & wellbeing
    • physical
      • blood pressure[4]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25736389/
      • exercise[5]https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/images/application_uploads/Emmons-CountingBlessings.pdf
    • emotional
    • psychological
  • Mental strength
  • Optimism
  • Personal empowerment
  • Positive thinking
  • Recovery
    • substance abuse
    • crises
      • health
      • relational
      • loss
  • Self care
  • Self esteem
  • Sleep[6]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25736389/
  • Spirituality
  • Relationships
    • romantic[7]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21401225/
    • friendships
    • co-worker relations

ADDITIONAL SOURCE/S: 2015 Study of heart failure patients.

“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”
~Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian polymath, theologian, author, philosopher, physician, 1875-1965

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is from the latin word gratia, meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness.

5 Synonyms for Gratitude

  1. Gratefulness – for gifts, blessings, and privileges
  2. Thankfulness – and appreciation for another/others
  3. Appreciation – deep appreciation for beauty, nature, pets, etc.
  4. Gladness – for benefits or gifts received
  5. Kindness – experienced or expressed

Daily gratitude can change your life.

Proven to increase health and wellbeing, gratitude is free and available to anyone anywhere at anytime.[8]https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2015-13991-003
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

Gratitude has Power…

Gratitude has the power to:
– Heal
– Energize
– Change lives
~Robert A. Emmons, PhD., psych. prof., gratitude researcher, author, b.6/12/1958

Gratitude Studies

  • How gratitude makes you happier – Harvard Study
  • Studies by psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons-University of California, Davis, and Dr. Michael E. McCullough-University of Miami[9]

“Acting happy coaxes one’s brain toward positive emotions.”
~Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T.. Mindful Anger, author

The act of gratitude, when practiced daily, is like an invisible ever-present force for good which we can consciously invoke any moment in time. 

Consciously aligning with feeling and being grateful, even — or especially — when life seems hard, is like tapping into the holy grail of life itself… an infinite reservoir of more.  To ground yourself in gratitude is to prepare yourself to receive more by first fully receiving that which you already have.

The Habit of Gratitude

As with any ritual, habit, or new thing we start, gratitude takes time to cultivate, but it’s not hard! The simplest form of practicing gratitude is jotting down just one thing each morning and/or each evening for which you’re grateful.

Chances are you’ll immediately think of more things, and that’s fine. Write those down too. However, it’s important for this to be and feel natural and spontaneous rather than a chore. So just writing down or thinking one gratitude thing each day is utterly manageable.

The best way to start any new habit such as gratitude is through simple things added over time.

When starting a new practice, whether it’s journaling about gratitude or your daily creative ritual, it’s best to start out simply… so that you may simply start.

How to Express Gratitude – K.I.S.S. – Keep is Super Simple

If we can have a practice that we can incorporate into our daily lives just by noticing things that are already happening around us… just by not taking things for granted… just by becoming more aware of benefits that we are receiving… looking at life like a gift… just using the language of gifts and givers and receivers.

[I call it] ‘trafficking in the language of thankfulness’… you don’t have to do anything special, you don’t have to carve out any special time of the day.”

~Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D., Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, Gratitude researcher

“[Through daily incorporating gratitude] it just becomes very automatic and very habitual, and I think that’s when gratitude will achieve its most power.
~Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D., Professor of Psychology, author, 6/12/1958

"[Through daily incorporating gratitude] it just becomes very automatic and very habitual, and I think that's when gratitude will achieve its most power.' ~Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D., Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, Gratitude researcher

90 Everyday Gratitude Ideas

Here are some ideas to pull from to get your gratitude engine going, or to come back to for when you feel stuck. These are just some generic appreciation things. Express your words in your way, and add your own personalizations to it.

Examples – I’m grateful for:
‘A new day’... you can keep it simply that, or you can personalize it, such as adding something particular about today that you like if something comes to mind.
‘My bed’… you can add specifics about your bed that you appreciate most.

I’m Grateful for…

  1. A new day
  2. The roof over my head
  3. Coffee (or your favorite drink)
  4. Warm blankets in winter
  5. A comfy bed
  6. My favorite pen
  7. The world at my fingertips in my computer, pad or smartphone.
  8. My phone
  9. The opportunity to create
  10. Internet connection (or ability to access the internet)
  11. Fresh drinking water
  12. Hot showers
  13. Customer service people
  14. Hot cocoa
  15. Positive and encouraging friends
  16. Bananas
  17. The unconditional love from your pet/s
  18. Your family and/or friends
  19. Your support group, mastermind circle, or accountability partners
  20. Employees, team, and/or virtual assistants that help you with your business
  21. Being able to work through roadblocks in life and/or business
  22. The sunshine, rain, snow, or whatever weather of the day
  23. To be able to really make a difference in the lives of others
  24. The first snow of the season
  25. ______ for believing in me (name that special someone)
  26. The first flower of the season
  27. Tech support people
  28.  Popcorn
  29. Being able to take a day off
  30. Spending the afternoon relaxing
  31. Harry Potter 🙂
  32. Salads
  33. Gardens and gardening
  34. Books! Especially may favorites [list some]
  35. Technology that places the world at my fingertips
  36. The ability to learn something about anything anywhere, anytime
  37. Grateful for memories of __________
  38. Herbal remedies
  39. Singing
  40. The Sound of Music – (or other all time favorite classic movie)
  41. My favorite childhood book [list]
  42. Birds singing their morning songs
  43. The quiet of snowfall
  44. Sunrises heralding the potential of a new day
  45. Sunsets putting the day to bed… a day well done
  46. This amazing planet earth
  47. The night sky full of stars
  48. Honey bees and the miracle of honey
  49. A cat’s meow
  50. The smell of fresh rain
  51. A cool breeze on a hot day
  52. Amazing little plants like dandelions that provide food and medicine
  53. My favorite fruits
  54. A washing machine and dryer
  55. Fresh clean laundry
  56. Soap and showers
  57. Soaking in a hot bath infused with my favorite essential oil
  58. A clean fresh sheet of paper
  59. A clear computer screen and keyboard… ready to write
  60. A fertile creative mind
  61. The privilege of doing art
  62. The privilege of writing
  63. Industry and endeavor
  64. Entrepreneurship and inventions
  65. Storms and rainbows
  66. Movies on the big screen
  67. Mom’s cooking
  68. My cooking
  69. My favorite restaurant
  70. A car or other transportation that can get me where I need to go
  71. Running water
  72. Flushing toilets
  73. Toilet paper
  74. Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  75. Deodorant!
  76. Shampoo and conditioner
  77. Music
  78. Art
  79. Dancing
  80. Bicycles
  81. Hiking
  82. Walks in fresh air and nature
  83. Exercise for health and strength
  84. Yoga for stretching and flexibility
  85. Meditation
  86. Impulses from my soul
  87. Intuition
  88. Nachos
  89. Tears
  90. Laughter

Daily gratitude prompts, such as you’ll find in this article, help to kickstart the habit of incorporating gratitude as a way of life. If this is new territory and you’d like a little guidance, you can download our free 30 Day Gratitude Journal PDF with daily prompts and weekly reflections.

Over time, you might start to notice that you have more to feel grateful for. This is because the act of gratitude helps us become more aware of what we have.

Over time, you might start to notice that you have more to feel grateful for. This is because the act of gratitude helps us become more aware of what we have.
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Being Grateful for What You Have

This video below does a great job of depicting how there are times we can get so caught up in wanting what others have that we forget how much we have already. We can forget to be grateful for the blessings.

Wanting more is not wrong; it is a natural progression of life and evolution. Desire is that which propels us to do more and be more… to grow and to become. But to remember and appreciate our current blessings keeps us grounded in gratitude and gratitude brings joy.

Toward positive reminders, and to uplift and inspire your days ahead, we hope you’ll enjoy this poignant video clip and return often to peruse and share some of these many Gratitude Quotes.

Gratitude Quotes

130+ Gratitude Quotes and Counting! Send us your favorites (your own or quotes by others) and we’ll add them here!

“Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude.”
~Charles Spurgeon, preacher, author, 1834-1892

Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude. ~Charles Spurgeon, English preacher #gratitude #Quotes #Activities #Journal #Affirmations #Art #Lesson #Printable #Challenge #Ideas #AttitudeOf #Pictures #Practice #Game #Kids #Lds #Jar #List #Sayings #Grateful #Images #Prompts #30DaysOf #90DaysOf #Gifts #Thankful #Poem #ChangesEverything

Abundance

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
~Tony Robbins, entrepreneur, author, coach, b.2/29/1960

TONY ROBBINS QUOTE ON GRATITUDE: When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. ~Tony Robbins, entrepreneur, author, coach, b.2/29/1960

Consciously aligning with feeling and being grateful, even — or especially — when life seems hard, is like sipping from the holy grail of life itself… an infinite reservoir of more. 
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Photo by Cole Allen on Unsplash

To ground yourself in gratitude is to prepare yourself to receive more by first fully recognizing that which you already have.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Photo by Sergiu Vălenaș on Unsplash

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher & writer, c.6-4 BC

 Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher & writer #Gratitude #Happiness #Spiritual #Attitude #Inspiration #Mindset #GoodHabits

Acceptance and Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~Melody Beattie, American self help author, b.1948

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie, American author #Gratitude #Attitude #Mindset #Peace #Harmony #Change #Positivity

Action

Gratitude is an act more than a word.
~Shannon DeeAnna Schofield, author, beekeeper

Anxiety and Gratitude

Gratitude softens the edges of angst and remembers blessings over bothers… roses over thorns.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

GRATITUDE QUOTE
"Gratitude softens the edges of angst and remembers blessings over bothers... roses over thorns."
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com® #Gratitude #GratitudeQuote #Positivity #iCreateDaily #RosesQuote #BlessingsQuote #FocusOnBlessings
 Photo by professional photographer, Mikko Urmi – License: Creative Commons

Appreciation and Gratitude Quotes

The roots of all goodness lies in the soil of appreciation for all goodness.
~Dalai Lama, 14th Dalai Lama, Buddhist religious leader, author, b.7/6/1935

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
~Voltaire, French rebel writer, Renaissance philosopher, freedom advocate, 1694-1778

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, pro football player, author, 190701967

GRATITUDE QUOTE: 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, American professional football player #Gratitude #GoodHabits #Attitude #Positivity #Motivation #Peace #Mindset

Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.
~Ester Hicks, inspirational medium, speaker, author, b.3/5/1938

Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly.
~Tony Robbins, American author, entrepreneur, speaker, b.2/29/1960

Appreciation and gratitude pull the shades of slumbering sadness from your brilliance.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

GRATITUDE QUOTES: Appreciation and gratitude pull the shades of slumbering sadness from your brilliance. ~LeAura Alderson, co-founder-iCreateDaily.com® #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Art and Gratitude Quotes

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
~Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, composer, poet, 1844-1900

Attitude of Gratitude Quotes

When life is sweet say thank you, and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.  
~author unknown

An attitude of gratitude can transform state and fate.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
~Rumi, 13th-century Persian poet, scholar, theologian, Sufi mystic

 Developing an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you.
~Brian Tracy, Canadian-American, speaker, self-development author, b.1/5/1944

Developing an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you. ~Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker & self-development author #Gratitude #GoodHabits #Attitude #Positivity #Motivation #Peace #Mindset

Begin each day with an attitude of gratitude.
~D. Brooks, Chaplain, Houston TX

GRATITUDE QUOTES: Begin each day with an attitude of gratitude. ~D. Brooks, Chaplain, Houston TX #AttitudeOfGratitude #Mindset #Prompts #Quotes #GoodHabits #GratitudeQuotes

Balance and Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude is an orienting and balancing medium for getting unstuck.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Blessings

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
~William Arthur Ward,  American writer & poet

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
~Willie Nelson, singer-songwriter, musician, b.4/29/1933

Reflect on your present moment blessings, of which every man has plenty. Not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~Charles Dickens, renowned English writer & novelist, 1812-1870

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
~Neal A. Maxwell, scholar, educator, writer, mormon religious leader, 1926-2004

 If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.
~John Wooden, UC Basketball coach, author, 1910-2010

If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier. ~John Wooden, American basketball player & head coach at the University of California #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #BlessingQuotes #JohnWoodenQuote #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
~author unknown

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.
~James E. Faust, religious leader, author, lawyer, politician, 1920-2007

GRATITUDE QUOTES: As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us. ~James E. Faust, American religious leader, lawyer, and politician. #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Change and Goals Quotes

“Change doesn’t come all at once but in small, seemingly insignificant steps. Keep moving forward, stay the course, and remember that small steps lead to great change.”
~Rob Hoskins, President – OneHope, author, b.5/18/1965

SOURCE: Rob Hoskins article – Small Steps on OneHope

Clarity and Goals

Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.
~Richelle E. Goodrich, American author, novelist, & poet, b.1968

Compassion and Gratitude Quotes

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
~Joseph Campbell, author, literature prof., 1984-1987

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is not complete.”
~Jack Kornfield, Vipassana teacher, author, b.7/16/1945

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy,
practice compassion.
~Dalai Lama, 14th Dalai Lama-Tibetan Buddhist Monk, b.7/6/1935

Complaints / Complaining and Gratitude

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”
~Alphonse Karr, French critic, journalist, novelist, 1808-1890

Contentment and Gratitude Quotes

 Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.
~Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, 1930-2009

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher & writer, c.6-4 BC

 Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher & writer #Gratitude #Happiness #Spiritual #Attitude #Inspiration #Mindset #GoodHabits

Creativity and Gratitude Quotes

Our creative light allows us to find humor, lessons, and even gratitude within our natural life dips or momentary roadblocks.
~Devani Anjali Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Activity, creativity, servitude and gratitude turns pain to pearls.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

“You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it will receive the best.”
~Wallace Wattles, American new thought author, 1860-1911

GRATITUDE QUOTE - Wallace Wattles Quote. #GratitudeQuote
GRATITUDE QUOTES: "You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it will receive the best." ~Wallace Wattles, American author, 1860-1911 #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Transformation #Power #Positivity #Motivation #Inspiration #Quotes

Creators

For the creator, love is expressed through creating and then sharing that creation with the world.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Gratitude is the currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
~Fred De Witt Van Amburgh, writer, author, philosopher, b.1866

Daily Gratitude

“The act of gratitude, when practiced daily, is like an invisible ever-present force for good which we can consciously invoke any moment in time.” 
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

 This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen it before.
~Maya Angelou, singer, poet, author, activist, 1928-2014

This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen it before. ~Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, memoirist, & civil rights activist #Gratitude #GoodHabits #Attitude #Positivity #Motivation #Peace #Mindset

Delight and Gratitude Quotes

Delights are strewn about this world like quiet, inappreciable dew-drops, waiting for the sunshine of our attention to turn them into gold.
~Maria Popova, Bulgarian-born writer, blogger, literary & cultural critic – BrainPickings.org

“The more you study delight, the more delight there is to study… I felt my life to be more full of delight. Not without sorrow or fear or pain or loss. But more full of delight.”
~Ross Gay, professor, poet, author The Book of Delights, b.8/1/1974

Disappointment and Gratitude Quotes

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”
~Kristin Armstrong, professional cyclist & 3x Olympic gold medalist, author, b.8/11/1973

Dissatisfaction and Gratitude

Gratitude opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.
~Stephen Richards, American self-help author

Duty and Gratitude Quotes

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
~James Allen, British philosophical writer & poet, 1864-1912

GRATITUDE QUOTES: "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks." ~James Allen, British philosophical writer & poet #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Expectations and Gratitude Quotes

Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.
~Tony Robbins, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, coach, b.2/29/1960

Failure and Gratitude

It’s failure that makes you determined. And it’s not getting what you want, or expect, that makes you grateful for what you already have.
~Tony Robbins, coach, author, philanthropist, b.2/29/1960

Fear and Gratitude Quotes

“The fastest way out of fear and overwhelm is through gratitude.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

QUOTE ON OVERWHELM AND GRATITUDE: "The fastest way out of fear and overwhelm is through gratitude."
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Freedom and Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude frees your heart and hurts. Practicing daily gratitude will set you free.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder – iCreateDaily.com®

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
~Eckhart Tolle, author, spiritual teacher
, b.2/16/1948

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up." ~Eckhart Tolle, author, spiritual teacher #American # Relationship #Life #Inspirational #Happiness #Financial #Funny #Wisdom #Work #Personal #Free #Liberty #Motivation #Peace #Emotional #Time #Short #Adventure #Travel #LettingGo #Wild #art #creativefreedom

Focus and Gratitude Quotes

“If you focus on what you have you gain what you lack. And if you focus on what you lack, you lose what you have.”
~Greg McKeown, business strategist, author, b.1977

Forgiveness and Gratitude Quotes

If you must look back do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present… Gratefully.
~Maya Angelou, American poet, author, singer, memoirist, activist, 1928-2014

 If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins.
~Dr. Steve Maraboli, behaviorist, speaker, author, athlete, veteran,

If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins. ~Dr Steve Maraboli, Speaker, bestselling Author, & Behavioral Scientist #Gratitude #GoodHabits #Attitude #Positivity #Motivation #Peace #Mindset

Gifts and Gratitude Quotes

I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.
~unknown

Goals and Gratitude Quotes

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?”
Roy T. Bennett, author, The Light in the Heart

Goodness Quotes

“The act of gratitude, when practiced daily, is like an invisible ever-present force for good which we can consciously invoke any moment in time.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Grace and Gratitude

 “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.”
~Arianna Huffington, businesswoman, author, b.7/5/1950

Greatness and Gratitude Quotes

  A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.
~Plato, Greek philosopher, author, teacher, 428-347 BCE

Image by mvivirito0 from Pixabay

Habits and Gratitude Quotes

The best way to start any new habit such as gratitude is through simple things added over time.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

When gratitude becomes your default setting, life changes.
~Nancy DeMoss, radio host & author, b.3/9/1958

We are who we practice to be. So if you practice gratitude, you’ll be grateful.
~Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., neuroscientist, lecturer, author

Happiness and Gratitude

Gratitude opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.
~Stephen Richards, American self-help author

Gratitude starts a chain reaction to happiness.
~unknown

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
~Amy Collette, American author, editor, speaker

GRATITUDE QUOTES: Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. ~Amy Collette, American author & editor #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #happinessQuote #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
~Guillance Apollinaire, French poet, playwright, short stories, novelist, 1880-1918

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~G.K. Chesterton, English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, & journalist

GRATITUDE QUOTES: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton, English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, & journalist #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Hardships and Gratitude

 When you are going through life storms, let your umbrella be gratitude.
~Marquita Herald, American author, life coach,

Harmony and Gratitude

“When you are consciously aware of all that you have to be grateful for, your life is in perfect harmony.”
~Hal Elrod, entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker

Healing and Gratitude

“The simplicity of gratitude can expand the heart, elevate the mind and heal the wounded soul.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.
~Sara Avant Stover, American author, mentor, teacher-feminine spirituality

There are about 1200 different chemical reactions that go on in the body, that begin to repair and restore the body in a state of gratitude. We’ve done the research to prove that.
~Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., neuroscientist, lecturer, author, b.3/24/1962

SOURCE: Lewis Howes  interview

“It seems that a more grateful heart is indeed a more healthy heart and that gratitude journaling is an easy way to support cardiac health.”
~Paul J Mills, professor family medicine & public health UC, San Diego

“Gratitude, like forgiveness, holds the power, of no other truer emotion than to heal one’s own soul.”
~Brandy Swartz, artist, gardener, creator

GRATITUDE QUOTES:
"Gratitude, like forgiveness, holds the power, of no other truer emotion than to heal one's own soul." ~Brandy Swartz, artist, gardener, creator #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Heart and Gratitude Quotes

Those who has given so much to me, give me one more thing…..a grateful heart.
~George Herbert, Welsh-born metaphysical poet, orator, priest, 1593-1633

Gratitude lightens and brightens a heavy heart.
~LeAura Alderson, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Gratitude is an ultimate state of receiving.
~Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., neuroscientist, lecturer, author

It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
~Unknown

Piglet noticed that even though he had Very Small Heart, it cold hold a rather large amount of gratitude.
~A.A. Milne, British author, poet, & playwright, 1882-1956

GRATITUDE QUOTES: Piglet noticed that even though he had Very Small Heart, it cold hold a rather large amount of gratitude. ~A.A. Milne, British author, poet, & playwright #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily #PigletQuote

Hope and Gratitude Quotes

Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope.
~author unknown

Inspiration and Gratitude Quotes

We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~Albert Schweitzer, Fr.theologian, writer, philosopher, physician, 1875-1965

Joy and Gratitude

Gratitude is the key to joy; it turns what we have into being enough.
~Lewis Howes, author, show host, former football pro, b.3/16/1983

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”
~Karl Barth, theologian 1886-1968

Grow like flowers in spring. Do the work that brings you joy, and you will spread that joy to others.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
~David Steindl-Rast, Catholic Benedictine monk, author, b.7/12/1926

Gratitude and Joy are eternal twins. Where there is one… there is always the other.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Gratitude and Joy are eternal twins. Where there is one... there is always the other. ~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com #Gratitude #Happiness #Spiritual #Mindset #Positivity #Inspiration #Peace

Kindness and Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
~Jacques Maritain, French philosopher, author, 1882-1973

 With each act of kindness a light is added to the world.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

“We never regret any act of true kindness.”
~LeAura Alderson,creator iCreateDaily.com ®

 “Gratitude is the music of the heart, when it’s cords are swept by the breeze of kindness.”
~unknown

“Kindness hormones” (serotonin, endorphins & oxytocin) make you healthier, calmer and happier.
RandomActsOfKindness.org, Random Acts of Kindness books

 “Your kindness has fallen softly on the petals of my heart. Gratitude is the fragrance I wear.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Every act of kindness is blessed by the gentle wings of a grateful angel.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

Gratitude is the light that opens the blossom of the heart from which the seeds of kindness grow.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Law of Attraction and Gratitude Quotes

The vibration of gratitude attracts more positive things into your life.
~author unknown

Gratitude is like a magnet.  The more you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for. ~Iyanla Vanzant, speaker, lawyer, spiritual teacher, author, life coach, b. 9/13/1953

The more thankful you are, the more you attract things to be thankful for.
~Rhonda Byrne, Australian TV producer, author, b.1945

Gratitude becomes the emotional signature that it’s already happened. Gratitude is the ultimate state of receiving.
~Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., neuroscientist, lecturer, author

SOURCE: Aubrey Marcus interview

More Dr. Joe Dispenza quotes.

Gratitude becomes the emotional signature that it’s already happened. Gratitude is the ultimate state of receiving. ~Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., neuroscientist, lecturer, author #Gratitude #Mindset #Transformation #Power #Positivity #Motivation #Inspiration #Quotes

Leadership and Gratitude Quotes

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. ~Charles Schwab, investor, founder Schwab Corp., author, philanthropist, b.7/29/1937

Life and Gratitude Quotes

Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.
~author unknown

Take a step back and think about how awesome it [life] actually is.
~Gary Vaynerchuk, magnate, author, speaker, b.11/14/1975

GRATITUDE QUOTES: Take a step back and think about how awesome it actually is. ~Gary Vaynerchuk, Belarusian-American magnate, author, speaker, b.11/14/1975 #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Meaning and Gratitude Quotes

Give thanks today.  Gratitude is the golden frame through which we can view the meaning of life.
~Brendon Burchard, writer, author, high-performance coach

Miracles and Gratitude Quotes

When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.
~Emmanuel Dagher, Middle Eastern spiritual teacher, healer, author

 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, German-born theoretical physicist, author, 1879-1955

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, German-born theoretical physicist  #Gratitude #Attitude #Mindset #Peace #Transformation #Change #Positivity

Misfortunes and Gratitude Quotes

Reflect on your present moment blessings, of which every man has plenty. Not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~Charles Dickens, renowned English writer & novelist, 1812-1870

Negativity and Gratitude Quotes

“The antidote to self pity and negative thinking is gratitude. Find something to be grateful for… the roof over your head, food in your stomach and the fortitude to continue executing on your goals.”
~Jay Samit, serial entrepreneur, investor, author, b.1/31/1961

SOURCE: Future Proofing You by Jay Samit
Jay Samit-growth-mindset-Quote-iCreateDaily.com - "...teach yourself to reframe". #JaySamit #JaySamitQuotes #GratitudeQuote #Negativity #Positivity #FamousEntrepreneurs #SuccessfulEntrepreneurs #iCreateDaily #Motivation #PositivityQuote #GrowthMindset
Jay Samit, serial entrepreneur, author, image via Jay Samit Facebook

Nobility and Gratitude Quotes

 Gratitude is a sign of noble souls.
~Aesop, Greek fabulist-storyteller, c.620–564 BCE

GRATITUDE QUOTES: Gratitude is a sign of noble souls. ~Aesop, Greek fabulist and storyteller #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily

Optimism and Gratitude Quotes

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
~Henri Matisse, French artist, painter, sculptor, 1869-1954

Ordinary Life

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” 
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, 1906-1945

Peace and Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude brings peace and imbues every cell of your being with a gentle grace.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

“With gratitude comes peace.”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com ®

Photo by Saad Chaudhry on Unsplash

People – Gratitude for People

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
~Marcel Proust, French novelist, critic, essayist, 1871-1922

Perspective on Gratitude

This 3:19 minutes discourse from psychologist, philosopher, educator, Sam Harris is an orienting perspective.

Positivity and Gratitude Quotes

 “Gratitude generates positivity.”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com ®

“When we stay present in love, positivity and gratitude, then good has already won.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

POSITIVITY and GRATITUDE QUOTES. #GratitudeQuotes #Positivity #PositiveQuotes #LoveQuote #Good #Optimism
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

Power of Gratitude

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe.”
~Deepak Chopra, MD, Indian-American author, speaker, b.10/22/1946

“Gratitude works, it’s powerful and it’s free.”
~LeAura Alderson, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

 Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things we can do for each other.
~Randy Pausch, author-The Last Lecture: Lessons in Living, 1960-2008

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please take the time to tune into this last lecture given to students at Carnegie Mellon, by professor Randy Pausch, a father of three young children, after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things we can do for each other. ~Randy Pausch, American professor of computer science & human-computer interaction #Gratitude #GoodHabits #Attitude #Positivity #Motivation #Peace #Mindset

“Gratitude is your connection to power.”
~Rebecca Fine, CEO fine coaching

“We can never underestimate the power of gratitude to transform tough things into tolerable.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

“Remember, gratitude works, it’s powerful and it’s free.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Remember, gratitude works, it’s powerful and it’s free. ~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com® #Gratitude #Mindset #Transformation #Power #Positivity #Motivation #Inspiration #Quotes

Prayer and Gratitude

“‘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, American novelist, short story writer, poet, b.2/9/1944

“If the only prayer you said was ‘Thank You’, that would be enough.”
~Meister Eckhart, German theologian, philosopher, author, 1260-1328

If the only prayer you said was 'Thank You', that would be enough. ~Meister Eckhart, German theologian, philosopher, mystic, 1260-1328 #Gratitude #Motivation #Mindset #Transformation #Quotes #Life

Presence, Present Moment and Gratitude

The real gift of gratitude is the more grateful you are, the more present you will become. ~Robert Holden, British psychologist, author, & broadcaster, b.1965

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.” 
~Eckhart Tolle

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you have for sure.
~Oprah Winfrey, media magnate, show host, actress, author, philanthropist b.1/29/1954

If you must look back do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present… Gratefully.
~Maya Angelou, American poet, author, singer, memoirist, activist, 1928-2014

Privilege and Gratitude Quotes

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
~Brené Brown, researcher, author, & speaker, b.11/18/1965

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. ~Brené Brown, American researcher, author, & speaker #Gratitude #Attitude #Mindset #Peace #Harmony #Change #Positivity

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
~Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor, philosopher, 121-180 AD

GRATITUDE QUOTES: When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive–to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor, philosopher, 121-180 AD #GratitudeQuotes #Mindset #Inspiration #Motivation #Attitude #Positivity #iCreateDaily #MarcusAureliusQuote

Problems and Gratitude Quotes

There are two sides to everything. The problems we feel in the moment, and then the positives that we think about in the rearview mirror. We feel the problems and we long for the positives. We rarely if ever, pause to appreciate the positives while we’re still in the problem.
~Ryan Daniel Moran; entrepreneur, author, podcaster, & founder Capitalism.com

Now is no time to think of what you don’t have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
~Ernest Hemingway, journalist, novelist, short stories, 1899-1961

Now is no time to think of what you don’t have. Think of what you can do with what there is. ~Ernest Hemingway, American journalist, novelist, & short-story writer #Gratitude #GoodHabits #Attitude #Positivity #Motivation #Peace #Mindset

Self Awareness and Gratitude Quotes

One way to love yourself and take charge of your life is through the practice of gratitude. Practicing gratitude increases self-awareness.
~Veronica Smith, American author

Simple Things and Gratitude Quotes

All you have is all you need.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach, author, b.5/5/1947

I am grateful for the simple pleasures in life.
~unknown

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.
~Joseph B. Wirthlin, businessman, religious leader, author, 1917-2008

GRATITUDE QUOTE: It's the simple things. #GratitudeQuotes #Gratitude #Grateful #iCreateDaily

Soul Quotes on Gratitude

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
~Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman, speaker, 1813-1887

Gratitude-fairest blossom springs soul
Photo by Mike Marrah on Unsplash

Starting – Getting Started

“To practice gratitude, start out simply… so that you may simply start.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

Struggle and Gratitude Quotes

Seeking gratitude from within the struggle helps you get to the other side.
~Devani Alderson, iCreateDaily.com ®

Success and Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful life.
~Jack Canfield, speaker, teacher, coach, author, b.8/19/1944

Thanksgiving / Thankfulness and Gratitude Quotes

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, Swiss philosopher, poet, critic, 1821-1881

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
~William Arthur Ward,  American writer & poet, 1921-1994

“O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”
~Shakespeare, Henry VI, part 2

THANKSGIVING

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, essayist, philosopher, poet, 1803-1882

“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. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
~Tecumseh, Native American Shawnee warrior and chief

Transformation and Gratitude Quotes 

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
~William Arthur Ward,  American writer & poet, 1921-1994

Travel and Gratitude Quotes

Wherever you are, give the place the justice it deserves.
~Matthew McConaughey, actor, author, b.11/4/1969

True Self

Gratitude is the experience of our true self.
~Gina Lakes, spiritual teacher & author

Virtue and Gratitude Quotes

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
~Robert Green Ingersoll, author, orator, 1833-1899

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”
~Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman, lawyer, philosopher, 106 BC-43 BC

Visioning and Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude in advance is the more powerful creative force in the universe.
~Neale Donald Walsch, actor, screenwriter, author, b.9/10/1943

I Am the Day

Now… tune into this amazing video of the Libera Boy Choir with your earbuds or headphones for a transformational experience.

I am the day, soon to be born.
~Song by Robert Prizeman, founder, Libera boys choir

If you enjoy learning about the science of gratitude, you may enjoy this article on GetKion.com, citing gratitude studies.

Heart Power

Love all whom you encounter today,
for we are all beings seeking love.
It is the absence of love that breeds evil,
and the presence of love that heals all hurts

Love is the power that dissolves all shadows.

Be present with love and your life will reflect that light.

~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com ®

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The Gravity of Gratitude

Gravity is described as a force that draws objects to its center. Gravity is an invisible magnetic central core that keeps all things in balance and grounded.

The simple daily practice of gratitude makes a huge and complex difference. With genuine gratitude orbiting your aura, you will attract more positivity and happiness in your life.

Daily gratitude becomes a core of gravity at the center of your life, naturally attracting and anchoring more good to you, and from within you. Once gratitude becomes a way of life, life changes for the better, no matter what happens.

Benefits of Gratitude

Physical Benefits of Gratitude

  • Healthier overall
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Stronger immune systems
  • Faster recovery from illness
  • Fewer troubling aches and pains
  • Inclined to want to:
    • sleep better
    • eat healthier
    • exercise more
    • take better care of health

Psychological Benefits of Gratitude

  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • More energy
  • Alert, aware, engaged
  • Optimism and positivity

Social Benefits of Gratitude –
Grateful people are Inclined to be more...

  • kind
  • helpful
  • friendly
  • positive
  • forgiving
  • outgoing
  • generous
  • thoughtful
  • compassionate

Resource: article by gratitude expert, Dr. Robert A. Emmons for the Berkeley Greater Good Magazine

Studies on the Effects and Benefits of Gratitude

  • BRAIN: Gratitude changes your brain and improves thinking and learning as evidenced by prefrontal cortex activity during experiences of gratitude.[9]https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_gratitude_changes_you_and_your_brain
  • HAPPIER: Giving thanks makes you happier.[10]https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier
  • RELATIONSHIPS: Gratitude strengthens relationships.[11]https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/gratitude/definition#why_practice
  • DNA: Gratitude is deep rooted in human—and animal—genetics.[12]https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/the_evolution_of_gratitude
  • HEART: Gratitude improves heart health.[13]https://www.choprafoundation.org/education-research/past-studies/gratitude-study/

The best way to practice gratitude is to integrate it into everyday life.
~Robert A. Emmons, PhD., psychology professor, author

Simple Tools for Elevating Attitude Through Gratitude

  • Gratitude Journaling of daily gratitudes
  • Meditations (and/or prayers) on Gratitude
  • Weekly “Count Your Blessings” summation
  • Thinking about someone for whom you are grateful
  • Cultivate the habit of saying thank you with meaning
  • Writing and sending gratitude letters and thank you notes

    Excerpted from Gratitude Study by Dr. R. Sansone[14]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010965/

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