37 Quotes About Appreciating Life


Showing gratitude for the little things in life is just one way to appreciate what you have. These quotes about appreciating life remind us of the invaluable nature of being thankful.

“A grateful mind is a great mind, which eventually attracts to itself great things.”

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”

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

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

“At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.”

“Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself.”

“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.”

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.”

“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.”

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

“I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.”

“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.”

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”

“If you can’t reward, then you should thank.”

“If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.”

“In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”

“It is necessary to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

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

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”

“Sometimes you have to experience the bad so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life.”

“Stop thinking of gratitude as a byproduct of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a worldview.”

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.”

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”

“They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot.”

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

“To live a life fulfilled, reflect on the things you have with gratitude.”

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven.”

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”

“What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank-yous will be heard even when you don’t use words.”

“You will never have enough, do enough or be enough, until you see yourself today as enough.”

“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.”

Being appreciated and showing appreciation for others can have such a remarkable affect on our level of happiness in daily life.

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