What are you being thankful for?

It’s easier to complain about how hard life is and the evil that exists in our society. Regardless of what side life displays at you, there’s always a thing to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving Day isn’t the only appropriate time to be appreciative, everyday is a blessing, when you practice thankfulness, you’re keeping positive and that’s a perfect way to start up your day.

Whether you are looking for thankful quotes for friends, family, or work, there’s a thing for everyone on the list, to express gratitude this year. Being thankful is a blessing and getting blessed depends on your ability to realize that you’re already blessed. Think about the people you have, those that have always put a smile on your face, people you wish to reach out to and say thank you for being there for me.

Let the following inspirational blessing quotes inspire you to be thankful for every little in your life.

Thankful quotes for expressing gratitude

  1. “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.”—Cicero
  2. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”—Eckhart Tolle
  3. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”—Voltaire
  4. “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
  5. “Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination.”—Victor Hugo
  6. “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
  7. “Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.”—Al Jarreau
  8. “For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.”—Elie Wiesel
  9. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward
  10. “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”—William Faulkner

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  1. “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”—Benjamin Disraeli
  3. “I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.”—Reba McEntire
  4. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”—G.K. Chesterton
  5. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”—Frank A. Clark
  6. “Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles Dickens
  7. “Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.”—Bethany Hamilton
  8. “When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”—Vietnamese Proverb
  9. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”—Anthony Robbins
  10. “When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.”—Tecumseh
  11. “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
  1. “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
  2. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” – John Wooden
  3. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  4. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
  5. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie
  6. “I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’ – Elayne Boosler
  7. “I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.” – Bonnie Tyler
  8. “I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.” – Reba McEntire
  9. “I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.” – Jake Owen

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  1. “I’m thankful for every moment.” – Al Green
  2. “I’ve done it all. I’m thankful and proud of what I’ve accomplished in my life. I hope to keep doing it.” – Ralph Stanley
  3. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart
  4. “Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.” – Victoria Osteen
  5. “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
  6. “Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.” – Lex Luger
  7. “Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker
  8. “Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.” – Alice Walker
  9. “There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.” – Zig Ziglar
  10. “This little kid pointed at me and said, ‘You look disgusting!’ That was the first time I thought maybe I did. I decided I’d better start eating. I’m just thankful that I made it through with relatively few scars.” – Susan Dey
  11. “Unfortunately, I’m not 185 and 6-3 and can run and catch fade routes all game. I do the dirty work. I’m all good. I’m thankful for it. Somebody’s got to do it.” – Darnell Dockett
  12. “Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  13. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson
  14. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” – Dalai Lama
  15. “Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” – Alan Cohen

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