“gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — henry van dyke
“thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. thankfulness may consist merely of words. gratitude is shown in acts.” — henri frederic amiel
it isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
“to educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” — albert schweitzer
“to live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways in which we are supported by the world around us. such a life provides less space for our suffering because our attention is more balanced. we are more often occupied with noticing what we are given, thanking those who have helped us, and repaying the world in some concrete way for what we are receiving.” — gregg krech
“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
“you won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” — viki king
“i thank god for my handicaps, for, through them, i have found myself, my work, and my god.” — helen keller