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Life is beautiful when it is lived to the full. One important quality of a full life is life full of GRATITUDE. Today We shall be looking at the top different inspirational quotes about gratitude by different great minds in history. Thereafter, we shall look closely on what Gratitude is really is through different definitions.
Inspirational Quotes About GRATITUDE
” Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation”.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings”.
William Arthur Ward
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls”.
“Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe”.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others”.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“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
“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”.
“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude”.
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse”.
Henry Van Dyke
“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone”.
“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude”.
“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty”.
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude”.
“Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent”.
“Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.”
“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in”.
“When you view your world with an attitude of gratitude, you are training yourself to focus on the good in life.”
Paul J. Meyer
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for”.
From the above quotes by several successful world leaders, it is very clear that living a life of Gratitude increases our value in life. Life of Gratitude is life full of virtue and appreciation for what we currently have and creates room for more future abundance.
For more understanding of the word, we will look at how some powerful minds have defined Gratitude based on its importance to living a fulfilled life.
What Is GRATITUDE
According to Webster Dictionary, “Gratitude is the state of being Grateful”
One morality-based psychologist writes that:
“Gratitude is not goods delivered after payment. Gratitude is a form of generosity, of graciously crediting the other for something that was not strictly owed” (Roberts, 1991)
There are other similar words that can help us understand what Gratitude means. Words like; acknowledgment, appreciativeness, thankfulness, gracefulness, gratefulness, grace etc.
Benefits Of GRATITUDE
According to Harvard Medical School, there is also health and emotional benefits that comes as a benefit of gratitude.
“A grateful appreciation for what an individual receives, material or immaterial. With gratitude, people recognize the goodness of their lives. Consequently, gratitude also helps people connect with something greater than themselves as individuals, be it another human being, nature, or a higher power”.
Researchers have shown that Gratitude as an emotion have so many benefit including;
1 – Creating Deeper Relationship – The world is lonely and we are all in need of warmth which good relationship brings. Gratitude help us to create better relationship with our creator, our environment and our loved ones. When we appreciate the good by others, their help in our life, it makes our relationship better.
2 – Better Physical and Mental Health – A grateful life reduces stress which reduce depression because we do not feel lonely and unloved when we recognize the importance of the relationship we have around us. We do not expect so much from others but rather recognize the minor deeds and good done by others. Less stress improves health.
3 – Increased Happiness – Life full of gratitude is a life full of happiness because there is high level of optimism and self-control. We appreciate the little we have today and thank God for more to come.
GRATITUDE Is A Key To A Happy and Full Life
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