As another Thanksgiving rolls around, is your gratitude barometer rising or falling? Note that specific emotion—or lack thereof—may explain this past year’s results and sense of satisfaction. And according to philosophers, theologians, business tycoons, and celebrities in most every field, increasing your gratitude may predict what 2020 will look like.
Results may vary, of course. Read on.
“The root of joy is gratefulness.”—David Steindl-Rast
“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.”—Rhonda Byrne
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”— St. Paul, Philippians 4:11
“Whenever you are blue or lonely or stricken by some humiliating thing you did, the cure and the hope is in caring about other people.” —Diane Sawyer
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It 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.”—Melody Beattie
“Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.”—Larissa Gomez
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” —Willie Nelson
“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” —Barbara Corcoran
“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.”—Eckhart Tolle
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