An Attitude of Gratitude
The importance of gratitude is one of the few things in life that almost everyone can agree on.
We drill it into our kids. We preach it in our places of worship. We even have a majority holiday devoted to it.
The only thing we don’t do very often is talk about why thankfulness is so important.
Some might say that it’s a core value and leave it at that. However, others might be more mindful of practicing it on a daily basis.
Thankfully, gratitude isn’t something we have to figure out on our own. It’s been the subject of many wise words over the years.
The following list includes some of history’s best and more powerful quotes about being thankful.
“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 is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” Henry Van Dyke
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
Winnie-the-Pooh (A.A. Milne)
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” James Allen
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wherever you go and whatever you do this Thanksgiving I wish you the very best. Being able to work with you is something I’m truly grateful for.
With gratitude, Cynthia