100 Quotes On Gratitude That Will Inspire Mindfulness

Positive thinking is a powerful method that can help you turn your mind into a blessing instead of a burden. 

One way to practice positive thinking is by expressing your gratitude for the things in your life, no matter how little you think they might be.

By realizing that you have been gifted a marvelous world to explore with a body and mind that is capable of imagining and creating the most amazing things, it’s hard not to feel gratitude for even the most mundane of things.

In order to help you get there, we have curated a list of 100 quotes on gratitude that will inspire mindfulness.

So without further ado, let’s jump in!

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100 Mindfulness and Gratitude Quotes

"It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” 

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.”

"The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have."

"Gratitude magnifies the pleasures you get from life."

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

"Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there."

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”

"Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."

"Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."

“Enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go."

"True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience”.

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

"Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches."

“Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.”

“Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.”

“So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.”

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“Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.”

“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” 

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” 

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”

“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.”

“There is always something to be thankful for.”

"Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift."

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”

“God gave you a gift of 84,400 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?”

“The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for."

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” 

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses."

“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”

"If everything were perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow."

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.

I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”

"If tragedy never entered our lives, we wouldn’t appreciate the magic."

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“Gratitude opens our eyes to miracles that surround us. Life’s a miracle and a gift. Take every breath in gratitude.”

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

"Once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack."

"Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people."

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.”

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.”

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”

"Losses are easier to point out and count than blessings. Blessings outnumber your losses for they are truly immeasurable."

“In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”

“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.”

"If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day.

“It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.”

Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.”

“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” 

"The best way to show my gratitude is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy."

“We have to fill our hearts with gratitude. Gratitude makes everything that we have more than enough.”

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”

"We are all more blind to what we have than to what we have not."

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"Before you get mad of someone, find something he/she did for you that deserves gratitude."

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.”

"we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection.

"Some people are happy that they have lost one instead of both legs, whereas some are unhappy because they have each lost a toenail."

Life is a series of thousands of tiny little miracles. Notice them.

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” 

"Nothing feels better than the privilege of being alive. Be grateful for life. Not everyone made it this far."

“Begin and end each day with gratitude and more blessings will flow into your life.”

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” 

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.”

“To say thank you, is in recognition of humanity.”

“Be grateful for what you have, work hard for what you don’t have.”

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.”

“Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.”

“The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.”

“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.”

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“Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” 

“If you're not thankful for what you've got, You aren't likely to be thankful for what you're going to get.” 

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”

"Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside."

"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude."

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”

"Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

“Forget yesterday-it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” 

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you” that would suffice.”

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” 

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.”

"“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say."

“Develop 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.”

"That’s the gift of gratitude: to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat."

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As you can see there are tons of truly inspiring words of wisdom out there. Evidently, these do not only come from spiritual teachers, but also from successful businessmen and celebrities.

Let me know which of these 100 quotes for gratitude and mindfulness you like the most in the comments below!

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