A heart that does not have the true ability to be utterly and genuinely delighted and grateful at the simple gift given by a friend, will find it equally as difficult to be utterly delighted in the gifts given by the King.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes A. Gaertner
When I started counting my blessings,
my whole life turned around.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
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.
One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.
We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.
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Have a fruitful week.