The holidays create a great season to bring more happiness into your life. The best way? Reflect on all the things in your life that help you, move you forward, make you smile, and give you satisfaction.
Feelings of gratitude lead to love, generosity, compassion, joy, energy, service. The engine of gratitude is mindfulness. Its fuel is activity.
John F. Kennedy once observed: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
To echo Kennedy’s conclusion, I’ll start you off on the road to reflection with these favorite quotes on gratitude:
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
None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. —Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”—Epictetus
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
Feeling gratitude isn’t born in us––it’s something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children. — Joyce Brothers
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
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. — St. Paul, Philippians 4:11
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. —Robert Brault
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. —Willie Nelson
So how will you practice gratitude during this season?
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