15 quotes on Thankfulness


“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.” — Alice Walker

Not everyone can say “Thank You!” Can you say “Thank You” when you are hurt? Every time on earth Jesus or Buddha got hurt, they prayed “Thank You” – and blessed the children of the Mother Earth. So next time you say, “Thank You!” – you are actually giving something back to the supreme being for his beautiful gifts. “Thank You” is like the tears of the Sun.

“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

Life is a flicker. We are all travelers on earth, and this earth is a traveler of this universe – whose existence is momentary. Be thankful that you are the chosen one – that part of organic energy which is blessed with the light of the universe.

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”– John F. Kennedy

Thankfulness is the profound meditation on Life. Thankfulness is impossible without a sense of humility, which comes from the profound understanding of all human goodness which we generally ignore every day because of selfishness, anger, and egotism. Once we stop for a while and notice how much the other people contribute to our life, we experience gratefulness and cleanse our soul.

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

This is a very remarkable quote on Thankfulness. We all want to be happy, prosperous and wealthy in life with an abundance of Bliss and Peace. But all the essential goodness in life comes from the appreciation of whatever we have in life. If we are grateful to whatever we have, it creates positive energy and attracts prosperity and happiness.

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Good habits can never be cultivated with a negative mind frame. Thankfulness and Gratitude erase our negative vibes and cleanses our soul. Thus, Gratitude makes a person full of positive vibes and steers life in the path of goodness. Gratitude is the harbinger of good habits.

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

Life offers us a bounty of sweet things – but very often we magnify and concentrate on what we don’t have. It is like ruminating on the past being ignoring the fragrance of the present moment. Focus on what you have – and see your heart uncorked with bliss and warmth, bubbling in the forth of happiness.

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse

Don’t ponder over the thorns of roses. To have a rose you need at times to bear the prick of thorns. It is worth as the salt of blood will forever remind you of the scent of red. This is a glorious universe where a thousand stars bloom and lights your journey from meaninglessness to such a profound meaning of fulfillment and joy. Life is worth it.

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

Gratitude gives birth to true happiness and fulfillment. Materialistic joy robs your spiritual connect, where gratitude connects the umbilical cord of your life to the womb of the universe. When you are spiritually happy – you find peace, the purest form of happiness – and it comes from gratitude.

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

During your last days of life, you shall realize how much you missed – you missed things because of things you didn’t have – but things you had and simply ignored. Small moments you had with your life when you were alone, the birthdays you missed of your parents, the trivial arguments with your life partner, the promises you didn’t keep with your child, and all the other things are passing by – will one day remind you-you had so much in life, and life was so grateful to you.

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

When you hold the finger of thankfulness and walk along the muddy path of gratitude, you shall attract and notice small things in life – small incidents, small talks, a slice of silence or moments of broken laughter that you ignore every day – filling your life with bliss.

“Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins

Your appreciation can make someone smile, encourage a broken heart to find a new meaning or rub the tears and who knows you may one day encourage a thousand lives to a new meaning altogether. But it all starts with a simple act of appreciation and by putting thankfulness into words and giving back – giving back something you got or giving back something that you lost at some turn of your life. Find a whole new meaning of life with thankfulness.

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone

You cannot fake gratitude in life. You have found the treasure trove of gratitude in life, you cannot help but share deeds of thanksgiving to others. If you are grateful you cannot resist yourself from helping others.

“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

Be grateful to every ray of sun in your life, every shower of rain and every star in the sky. We are the children of cosmos and every moment we are blessed by the grateful universe. Our existence is an act of kindness by the supreme nature. Be grateful to everything which comes to your life, will bring prosperity, peace, love, and happiness.

“When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, ‘Yes, this is how I ought to feel.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner

Happiness is nothing but giving away something or the other that you receive every day in your learning and experiences.  Be it sharing the smiles, or sharing someone else’s pain – you fell yes, now I am content, I am happy – I am boundless. We are the gratitude of mother nature – our act of Kindness is token of love for the tears of the sun.

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

When we start being grateful, most of us being grateful, miracles will happen. As tiny drops of water make an ocean – small acts of thankfulness will create a grateful world – which is not red in tooth and claw. This would be a new journey from race.