Sky with sun breaking through the clouds with text overlay: Some Gratitude Quotes for You

[Wellness Wednesday] Some Gratitude Quotes for You

Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday! With Thanksgiving just around the corner here in the US, our thoughts often turn to the things we have to be grateful for.

As we talked about in Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude, being grateful may not always come naturally to us, but if we can cultivate an ‘attitude of gratitude’ it can have positive implications for our overall well-being. According to Harvard Health, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”

With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few gratitude quotes with you.

Autumn tree with text overlay: "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

Bins of apples with text overlay: "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Robert Brault

Man celebrating on mountaintop with text overlay: "Joy is the simplest form of gratitude." Karl Barth

Treasure chest with text overlay: "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." Thornton Wilder

Sky with sunbeams with text overlay: "Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible." Anonymous

I hope some of these resonate with you, and remind you of all you have to be grateful for.

Blessings,

~Terri

19 comments

  1. Beautiful quotes, thank you for sharing them. The small things that you look back on and see are actually the bigger things, that struck me. I’m so much more appreciative of those small things these days since dealing with chronic illness. The Barth quote is an interesting one. I think there’s so much guilt we can experience when thinking of taking time out or being happy that I hadn’t considered joy itself as being a form of gratitude. xx

    1. Thanks so much Caz! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really learned just how true the Brault quote is. The things I remember and appreciate most are the little things. The Barth quote struck me when I read it as well – being joyful really does show that we are grateful. Like you I hadn’t considered that before. Hugs!

  2. My recent practice of being a watchful observer of myself and seeing myself in the moment has highlighted how I have everything I need in this moment and fills me with gratitude. Lovely, uplifting post & quotes Terri!

    1. Thank you so much Marie! I think it’s wonderful that you’re able to see your blessings and feel grateful. I hope you’re doing well sweet friend – I’ve gotten behind with my blog reading, so I’m playing catch-up now. Sending hugs your way!

      1. Thanks Terri, it really is the simple pleasures! On a flare, guess I’m still not good at knowing my boundaries or accepting my limitations but getting there!! Likewise here Terri, well behind with WP always chasing my tail!! Warm hugs to you Terri for your eternal kindness! Xx

  3. Great post, Terri! Counting blessings is something I do regularly as it helps me fall back to sleep. 😊 Can’t explain it but often if I try to think of ten things I’m grateful for I’ll drift off before reaching the tenth. I also think the more you appreciate your life, the happier you’ll be. Wishing you and yours a lovely Thanksgiving! 🌸

    1. Thanks so much Mishka! I love that you count your blessings before you sleep. What a great way to help you fall asleep and help reinforce those feelings of gratefulness by sleeping on them. I think I’m going to try it! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! Hugs!

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