By Scott Petullo | Co-Author Stephen Petullo
Gratitude is one of the most powerful spiritual tools that you can use to enhance your state of mind and life, and cope with challenging circumstances.
In accepting that which you can't change, and expressing gratitude for what it is teaching you, life's problems become easier to tolerate.
You can express gratitude for a limitless number of things, including the positive aspects of your financial situation, home, family, health, physical body, being single or being in a relationship, and much more.
Below we list quotes that highlight the importance and power of gratitude.
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What I've learned is there's a scientifically proven phenomenon that's attached to gratitude, and that if you consciously take note of what is good in your life, quantifiable benefits happen." Deborah Norville
"The common meaning of gratitude is to be thankful for benefits received. While this is important, I feel that the energy of gratitude is one of the most powerful attracting forces in the universe. A heart filled with Thanksgiving, even when appearances tell us that we are mired in scarcity, conflict, and affliction, moves us to a higher frequency in consciousness and we soon witness reality shining through the illusion." John Randolph Price
"Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for." Iyanla Vanzant
"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
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley
"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind." Lionel Hampton
"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." Doris Day
"Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors." Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth." Sophocles
"It's wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up." Srikumar Rao
"Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made." Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."
"Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy." Henri Nouwen
"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
"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
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." Epicurus
"Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life." Rumi Copyright ©
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