Quotes of Gratitude

Working on a project for a client this morning, and I came across several quotes about gratitude and thankfulness. I’ll spare you the things for which I’m thankful (though I’d love to hear yours), but I will share these with you. I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving’s my favorite holiday of the year.

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

thankfulWhen I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

— Willie Nelson

So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done.

— Marian Wright Edelman

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.

— Naomi Williams

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

— Albert Schweitzer

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

— John Wooden

If you concentrate on finding whatever 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

There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.

— Ralph H. Blum

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

— Christiane Northrup

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

Have a great week. Thank you for stopping by.

Oh, and PS: Want to make a big impression on customers, vendors, or prospects? Forgo the usual Christmas cards and send them a card at Thanksgiving. You’ll separate yours from the bushels of cards they get for the holidays, and it befits the season. Hand-written, hand-addressed, plus a first-class stamp – if you please. If you need some unforgettable and renewable stationery, look no further.

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As CEO and Head Custodian of Miles & Company, Tim Miles helps owner-operated companies do more with less. He's the author of Good Company: Making It, Keeping It & Being It.