30 Quotes About Gratefulness and Thankfulness

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Gratitude helps you to reveal the connections and beauty of life. Finding a way to grateful every day is just a part of achieving thankfulness. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about gratefulness and thankfulness to keep you encouraged.

“A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.”

“A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.”

“A social emotion that signals our recognition of the things others have done for us.”

“A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.”

“A thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.”

“An emotion that is typically evoked when one receives costly, unexpected, and intentionally rendered benefits, and is thought to play a key role in regulating the initiation and maintenance of social relationships.”

“Genuine thankfulness is an act of the heart’s affections, not an act of the lips’ muscles.”

“God has promised to supply all our needs. What we don’t have now, we don’t need now.”

“Gratitude has a dual meaning: a worldly one and a transcendent one. In its worldly sense, gratitude is a feeling that occurs in interpersonal exchanges when one person acknowledges receiving a valuable benefit from another.”

“Gratitude is a positively valenced emotion that can arise when another person – a benefactor – does something kind for the self.”

“Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.”

“Gratitude is not goods delivered in response to payment. It is a response to a gift … Gratitude, as a response to a gift, is also a form of generosity, of graciously crediting the other for something that was not strictly owed.”

“Gratitude produces deep, abiding joy because we know that God is working in us, even through difficulties.”

“Has been conceptualized as an emotion, a virtue, a moral sentiment, a motive, a coping response, a skill, and an attitude. It is all of these and more. Minimally, gratitude is an emotional response to a gift. It is the appreciation felt after one has been the beneficiary of an altruistic act.”

“I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.”

“If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace.”

“If there was ever a secret for unleashing God’s powerful peace in a situation, it’s developing a heart of true thanksgiving.”

“If we acquire a good through exchange, effort or achievement, or by right, then we don’t typically feel gratitude. Gratitude is an emotion we feel in response to receiving something good which is undeserved.”

“It gets our eyes off ourselves, and helps us to focus back on God.”

“It helps us to recognize we have so much to be thankful for, even all of the little things, which often we may forget to thank Him for…but they really are the biggest, most important things in this life. It takes our attention off of our problems and helps us instead to reflect on, to remember, the goodness of His many blessings.”

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”

“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”

“It makes the enemy flee. The forces of darkness can’t stand to be around hearts that give thanks and honor to God. Our praise and thanksgiving will make them flee.”

“It opens up the door for continued blessings. It invites His presence. Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in Him. God loves to give good gifts to His children. He delights in our thankfulness and pours out His Spirit and favor over those who give honor and gratitude to Him.”

“It reminds us that God is the Giver of all good gifts. We were never intended to be fully self-sufficient in this life. A grateful heart reminds us that ultimately God is our Provider, that all blessings and gifts are graciously given to us by His hand.”

“It reminds us we’re not in control, but that we serve a Mighty God who is. It keeps us in a place of humility and dependency on Him, as we recognize how much we need Him.”

“No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful.”

“The appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself and represents a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation.”

“We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.”

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

There are many reasons to be grateful in life. Whether it is the experiences in life or the lessons you learned from those around you, finding those small things to be grateful for make all the difference.