JUST FOR TODAY,
Five Principles, Takata-sensei held Gratitude to be the most important...
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OF MY FAVOURITE QUOTES ON GRATITUDE:
(Just for today, I am Grateful that others have phrased their
feelings and thoughts on Gratitude so eloquently.)
unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough,
and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion
into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success,
the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important
events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today
and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melodie Beattie
simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously
giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life.
And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the
more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that
happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy
grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life
actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value
into your life." - Christiane Northrup
thanks for a little and you will find a lot." - traditional
Hausa (West African) saying
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
you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears
- Anthony Robbins
can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts
are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the
time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something
to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason
the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our
lives." - Terry Lynn Taylor
our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes
us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy."
- Albert Clarke
often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."
- Cynthia Ozick
the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you,"
that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart
gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to
say 'thank you'?" - William A. Ward
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melodie Beattie
can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it
into words is all that is necessary."
- Margaret Cousins
helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter
into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
- Eileen Caddy
a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or
her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude
toward gratitude." - Elie Wiesel
is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy."
- Ralph H. Blum
today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude."
- Clarence E. Hodges
thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality."
- Alfred Painter
we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest
appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy
unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful
heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
- Henry Ward Beecher
is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the
others." - Cicero
is the sign of noble souls" - Aesop
the man, who would be grateful, think of repaying a kindness,
even while receiving it" - Seneca
hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count
our blessings." - Eric Hoffer
"There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.
It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty
is sufficiently rewarded by the performance." - Joseph
we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being
and swept up by the feeling of joy". - M.J. Ryan
speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude
is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
- Johannes A. Gaertner
we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are
grateful for the abundance that's present - love, health, family,
friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring
us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience
Heaven on earth. - Sarah Ban Breathnach
without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without
thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness
lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness
is maimed and limps along the spiritual road."
- John Henry Jowett
"Gratitude is a virtue disposing the mind to an inward sense
and an outward acknowledgment of a benefit received, together
with a readiness to return the same, or the like, as occasions
of the doer of it shall require, and the abilities of the receiver
extend to. He who receives a good turn, should never forget it:
he who does one, should never remember it." - Pierre Charron
single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer."
- Gotthold Lessing
you see the holiness in those things you take for granted - a
paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding
what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life
will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures
- Rabbi Harold Kushner"
grateful that you don't already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
grateful when you don't know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
grateful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
grateful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
grateful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
grateful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
grateful when you're tired and weary
Because it means you've made a difference.
is easy to be grateful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
you can't be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what
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secret method of inviting blessings,
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