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Curious site on gratitude

Post  Mark on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:09 am

"As we acknowledge what we have, more will come to us. By noticing the abundance of blessings, our lives are transformed! ~ from The Art of Appreciation Adventure, Gratitude Habitat

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude turns what we have into all we need. Gratitude changes neediness into fullness, scarcity into abundance, contraction into creativity, fear into peace. It is a fundamental and necessary channel to happiness and abundance. ~Carol J. Adamski, Gratitude Habitat

Each of us is unique. We each possess a special recipe of natural strengths, talents and qualities. When we recognize and acknowledge our gifts in gratitude, we stand in our truth, strong and confident, and then can give generously. ~Carol J. Adamski, Gratitude Habitat

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. ~Marianne Williamson

No matter how hard you try, it is impossible to be grateful and depressed. ~Robert Holden, Ph.D

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. ~ Doris Day

Being satisfied and grateful with what we already have is a magical golden key to being alive in a full, unrestricted, and inspired way. ~ Pema Chodron

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~ John Milton

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. ~ Ralph H. Blum
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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~ William Arthur Ward Read

May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us. ~Mother Teresa

Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what 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

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. ~ Philippians 4:8

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~G.K. Chesterton

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Praise the bridge that carried you over. ~ George Colman

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

One of the best ways to “get rich quick” is to be grateful. Seeing and appreciating what we have quickly gives a sense of wellbeing and satisfaction, putting us in a place of action, creativity, motivation, generosity, and optimism. ~ Art of Appreciation Adventure, Gratitude Habitat
Reflect, rejuvenate, and grow in gratitude

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

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

When you start to feel grateful for what you already have, you will start to attract more of the good things – more of the things you can be grateful for. ~ Dr. Joe Vitale

From gratitude grows aliveness. With a grateful heart, we are energized to move toward our desires, live creatively and give generously. In gratitude song and dance burst spontaneously. ~Carol Adamski, founder Gratitude Habitat

The fragrance of blossoms soon passes;
The ripeness of fruit is gone in a twinkling.
Our time in this world is so short,
Better to avoid regret:
Miss no opportunity to savor the mysteries.
~ Loy Ching Yuen, 20th-century Taoist Master

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion and ancient spiritual law; the more you have a are grateful for, the more will be given you. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. In gratitude, live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. ~ Ida Scott Taylor

This is the gift – to have the wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy. ~ Abraham Maslow

Just for today I choose peace.
Just for today I choose joy.
I live my life with integrity.
I treat all living beings with kindness.
I show gratitude for all my blessings.
~ Principles of Reiki

I challenge anybody in their darkest moment to write what they’re grateful for, even stupid little things like green grass or a friendly conversation with somebody on the elevator. You start to realize how rich you are. ~ Jim Carrey
Keep counting your blessings

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

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

Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. When we feel gratitude, we feel love, joy, appreciation, humility and peace. We also attract even more experiences into our lives for which to feel grateful. ~ Ruth Wallace

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving a life you are proud of. ~ Brian Tracy

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. ~ Elie Wiesel

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. ~ Seneca

I’m thankful for the birds… I feel like they’re singing just for me when I get up in the morning… Saying, ‘Good morning, John. You made it, John.’ I’m thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down. I’m thankful… ~ Johnny Cash

To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. ~ Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that was intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence. ~ Og Mandino

The key to wisdom and the flow in life is learning to accept emotions as they come, respect them and act on them appropriately. Just as road signs give information and direction, so do emotions. Be grateful for emotions. ~Art of Appreciation Adventure, Gratitude Habitat
More inspirational words to help us realize how rich life really is

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~ Kahlil Gibran

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

Every day there are many people who support our wellbeing and provide us with services we’ve come to rely upon. As we come to an awareness of the many people who contribute to the flow of life, we gain a sense of connection, security and community. Be grateful. ~ Art of Appreciation Adventure, Gratitude Habitat

All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people – speaking out – in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out – in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes – let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind. ~ Robert F. Kennedy

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy ~ they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust"


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