101 Gratitude Quotes, Affirmations, Sayings & Prayers

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One of the easiest ways to feel good, or at least better, is to feel gratitude. In fact, there are some people who don’t fully appreciate something until they lose it. Being grateful and experiencing gratitude is the opposite of that: It lets you revel in the moment and the many blessings in your life.

Please enjoy this collection of gratitude quotes, affirmations, saying, prayers and proverbs!

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What does practicing gratitude do for you?

It makes sense that feeling and expressing gratitude can male you feel better. But did you know it’s been scientifically proven to be healthy for your brain? Studies show that practicing gratitude actually lights up your brain’s reward pathways and the hypothalamus, boosting the feel-good chemicals serotonin dopamine.1 Here are a few most ways that your can benefit from practicing gratitude:

  • Gratitude lifts your mood and overall sense of well-being. By focusing on what you’re thankful for, you cultivate a more positive outlook on life, which can reduce stress and increase happiness.
  • Practicing gratitude can lead to a decrease in feelings of anxiety and depression. This shift towards a grateful mindset encourages a healthier and more balanced emotional state.
  • Expressing gratitude can deepen your connections with others. Showing appreciation and acknowledging the positive aspects of relationships fosters deeper bonds and makes the people around you feel valued.
  • On a spiritual level, gratitude can be a transformative practice. It opens your heart to compassion, deepens your connection with the Universe or your Higher Power and can lead to a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment.
  • Gratefulness also helps to anchor you in the present moment, fostering mindfulness and a heightened awareness of the blessings of the present moment.

Gratitude Affirmations

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Here are some gratitude affirmations that can add a boost of inspiration to your day:
1. I am grateful for every experience life brings me.

2. My heart overflows with gratitude and joy.

3. I acknowledge the blessings I have in my life with deep appreciation.

4. Every day, I am surrounded by an abundance of opportunities.

5. I am thankful for the love and support I receive from those around me.

6. Gratitude fills my soul like the sun lights the sky.

7. I am constantly attracting blessings into my life.

8. The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see around me.

9. I am thankful for the journey that has shaped me.

10. Every moment is an opportunity to appreciate and give thanks.

11. I live in a state of gratitude and abundance, recognizing the wealth of the world around me.

12. With every breath, I express my gratitude for life.

13. I am grateful for the strength, wisdom, and joy each day brings.

14. Abundance flows to me, and I am grateful for the richness of my life.

15. Gratitude opens my heart to receive the magic of every moment.

Quotes About Gratitude

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These gratitude quotes show you that it’s a state of mind that never goes out of style.

16. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Cicero

17. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

18. “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

19. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Tony Robbins

20. “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

21. “Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the Universe. You open the door through gratitude.” – Deepak Chopra

22. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

23. “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

24. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

25. “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.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi

27. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

28. “Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

29. “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” – Hausa Proverb

30. “If the only prayer you say in your lifetime is, ‘Thank you,’ it will be enough.” – Anonymous

31. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie

32. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

33. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong

 34. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W. T. Purkiser

 35. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.” – Henry Ward Beecher

 36. “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” – Douglas Wood

37.  “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” – Elie Wiesel

Proverbs About Being Grateful and Giving Thanks

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The proverbs about giving thanks and showing appreciation might make you feel like you’re channeling a great grandparent! 

38. A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues. – Roman proverb

39. He who does not give thanks for little will not give thanks for much. – Estonian proverb

40. Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. – Nigerian proverb

41. When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree. – Vietnamese proverb

42. Gratitude is the heart’s memory. – French proverb

43. If you count your blessings, you will always show a profit. – American proverb

44. A grateful mind is a great mind that eventually attracts to itself great things. – Plato

45. The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

46. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. – Hebrew proverb

47. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – German proverb

48. Be happy with what you have and you will have plenty to be happy about. – Irish proverb

49. Swift gratitude is the sweetest. – Greek proverb

50. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever. – Jewish psalm

51. Don’t look for bad things in the good that you do. – Mongolian proverb

52. If we thanked God for the good things, there wouldn’t be time to weep over the bad. – Yiddish proverb

53. Constant remembrance in your heart of the good someone has done to you  – know that this itself is gratitude. – Indian proverb

54. The timely help received in our lives, although small, is much bigger than the entire world. – Indian proverb

55. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Spanish proverb

Prayers that Express Gratitude

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There is a saying, “If the only prayer you say in your lifetime is, ‘Thank you,’ it will be enough.” But if you’d like to express even more gratitude, here are some more gratitude prayers:

56. Dear Lord, thank you for the blessings you have bestowed upon me today. Help me share your generosity and love with those around me. – Christian

57. May the blessings of light be upon you, light without and light within, and in all your comings and goings, may you ever have a grateful heart. – Celtic

58. Great Spirit, thank you for the gifts of this Earth. May my heart be open to all the 44. wonders and blessings around me. – Native American

59. May I be filled with gratitude for the abundance of my life. In gratitude, I find contentment and peace. – Buddhist

60. Krishna, thank you for guiding me on the path of righteousness. May I always remember and appreciate the abundance and lessons you bring into my life. – Hindu

61. We gratefully thank You, for it is You who are the Eternal, our God and the God of our ancestors, the Rock of our Life, the Shield of our salvation through every generation. – Jewish

62. May the blessings of light be upon you, light without and light within, and in all your comings and goings, may you ever have a grateful heart. – Celtic

63. Ananda Hum, Ananda Hum, Ananda Hum (I am bliss, I am bliss, I am bliss). – Hindu

64. I am thankful for this day, for the air I breathe, for the water I drink, for the Earth beneath my feet, and for the love that surrounds me. – Universal

65. I am thankful for the harmony that exists within the natural world, and the lessons it teaches me every day. – Universal

66. For the beauty of the Earth, for the joy of human connection, for the gift of knowledge, and for the privilege of time, I am truly grateful. – Christian 

67. With a grateful heart, I recognize the abundance in my life and thank the Goddess and God for their generous blessings. – Wicca

68. Thank you for the endless blessings, seen and unseen, known and unknown, and for the love that encompasses all. – Sufi

69. My God, my Adored One, my King, my Desire! What tongue can voice my thanks to Thee? I am so moved to gratitude by Thy generosity. – Bahá’í

70. Kami of the heavens and Earth, we are grateful for the blessings of nature, the harmony of the world, and the spirit within all things. – Shinto

71. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. – Jewish

Thank Yous

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Sometimes a simple “Thank you,” is enough. And if you need some extra ideas, here are some more:

Thank you for the…

72. abundance that flows into my life in unexpected and wonderful ways.

73. beauty and tranquility of nature that surrounds me.

 74. love and warmth I receive from my friends and family.

75. opportunities to grow and learn each day.

 76. strength and health of my body and mind.

77. joy and laughter that fill my days.

78. moments of stillness and peace in my busy life.

79. challenges that teach me resilience and perseverance.

80. simple pleasures that bring happiness into my daily life.

81. inspiration that comes from books, music, and art.

 82. wisdom gained from my experiences and the stories of others.

83. kindness of strangers.

84. unconditional love of pets.

85. ability to give.

86. opportunity to take a deep breath.

 87. beauty of the changing seasons and the lessons they teach.

 88. comfort of home wherever I create it.

89. new moon.

90. vibrant biodiversity on our planet

91. freedom to express myself and pursue my dreams.

92. opportunity to start anew

93. abundance of creativity and new ideas that spark joy and innovation in my life.”

94. ability to experience and appreciate music, art, and culture

95. miracle of nature’s resilience and its continuous cycle of renewal

96. personal growth that happens within me each day.

97. magic of a good night’s sleep. 

98. stars in the heavens.

99. warmth of the sun on my skin.

100. rain that nourishes the Earth.

101. beauty in the diversity of human expression.

Closing Thoughts

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Gratitude is a transformative force that allows us to appreciate the blessings and opportunities that surround us in our daily lives. It can also shift our focus to turn experiences into positive forces that help us to learn, evolve, and be happy. It also helps us to create more positive and healthy connections with others. 

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