Human ambition can be a double-edged sword, as it is both our blessing and our curse that we perpetually strive for better. But on the journey to our highest states, too many are those who forget to slow down and savor the magic of every living moment. The world is a lush and wondrous place, and we, as sentient beings, are the only species on the planet with the ability to not only see the rushing ravine and the flaming sky at dusk; to not only taste the delicacies of nature’s bounty, or feel the warmth of the love in our lives — but more, to stop in awe and admire the abundance, and to hold onto each precious moment forever in our hearts and minds.
The minute we begin to open our eyes to the gifts around us and to truly cherish the distance we’ve all come, is the minute we begin to feel the power and beauty that’s within our world, and within us all.
Here are our Top 10 Most Inspiring Quotes to Unlock the Power of Gratitude.
1) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
2) I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
– G.K. Chesterton
3) 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.
– Oprah Winfrey
4) Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
5) Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens
6) When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
– Willie Nelson
7) We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.
– Dalai Lama
8) Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
– Eckhart Tolle
9) Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
– William Arthur Ward
10) As 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