Research has shown that people who incorporate a daily “attitude of gratitude” into their lives improved their lives significantly emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

In a recent study done by psychologists, it showed that people who incorporated gratitude into their lives obtained better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life, and kinder behavior toward others, including romantic partners.

Another new study showed that feeling grateful makes people less likely to turn aggressive when provoked, which helps explain why so many people are happy and pleasant on Thanksgiving Day.

Sadly, a majority of people in our society look out for themselves as number one and instead of being happy with what they have most people focus on what they can get next.

One of the most important things that we can do to improve our lives is to express gratitude. Learning to be thankful for what we have instead of always focusing on what we don’t is one of the most important mentality changes we can all make to improve our lives and our peace of mind. Expressing gratitude helps people readjust the way they see the world.

Below are the inspiring quotes that I use during mediation that have helped me to be thankful and live life in peace and love. I hope they help you to enhance your life as they did for me.

Inspiring Gratitude Quotes

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”

~ Cynthia Ozick

“Happiness itself is a kind of gratitude.”

~ Joseph Wood Krutch

“It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness, we recognize the value of health; with evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.”
~Greek Proverb

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

~Albert Einstein

“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.”
~The Buddha

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

~Marcel Proust

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks, each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach

“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 to edit

“Granted can transform, days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into July, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

~William Arthur Ward

“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”
~Chinese Proverb

“If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.”

~Author Unknown

“Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them if you had them not.”

~Marcus Aurelius

“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

“Gratitude is riches. A complaint is poverty.”
~Doris Day

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”


“No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.”
~Elie Wiesel

“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”

~Charles Dickens

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’”

~William A. Ward

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”

~ Sarah Ban Breathbach

“Gratitude is the best attitude.”

~Author Unknown

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”

~ Meister Eckhart

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”

~ William A. Ward

“Gratitude is the energy of faith. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

~ William Arthur Ward

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”

~ Robert Quillen

“As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.”

~ Terri Guillemets

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”

~ Gerald Good

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

~ G.K. Chesterton

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

~ G.K. Chesterton

“For each new morning with its light,

Rest and shelter of the night,

Health and food, for love and friends,

Everything Thy goodness sends.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Gratitude is heaven itself.”

~ William Blake

“Enough is a feast.”

~ Buddhist Proverb

“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

“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.”

~ Jackie Windspear

“Gratitude is a twofold love – love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.”

~ Henry Van Dyke

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Gratitude 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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~ Innerspace

“Make it a habit to tell people to 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

“Gratitude is the smile of love. Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

~ Charles Dickens

“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”

~Ralph Marston

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

~ Robert Brault

“For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.”

~ Clarence E. Hodges

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

~Marcel Proust

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”

~ Dalai Lama

“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.”

~ Chuck Yeager

Want to improve your mood right now? Leave a comment below with something you are grateful for today. The world wants to know what you’re grateful for in life. Help others see gratitude in a different light. Share what makes you feel grateful. 

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    Stacey Chillemi is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker & coach. She has empowered hundreds of thousands of people from countries worldwide through her books, websites, e-courses, educational videos, and live events. People from around the world have tapped her for personal coaching. She is a health, lifestyle, and epilepsy coach. In addition, she has changed people's lives through numerous speaking events. Stacey Chillemi has had over 20 books published. She wrote for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, and is currently a writer at Thrive Global. She has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show 5 times, local news, and numerous radio shows.  Stacey was nominated Top 10 Coach 2023 at Apple News. She has a Podcast called "The Advisor w/ Stacey Chillemi" and has launched a new book, "Empower Yourself: Don't Let Your Conditions Empower You.