Being Thankful Quotes

Various research studies have indicated how being thankful and make us feel healthier and happier. Being thankful means to appreciate what you have instead of desiring things you do not have.

We can be thankful by acknowledging the small things. For instance, a bed to sleep rest at night or your morning cup of coffee. We can also be thankful by appreciating others, such as our teachers, bosses, parents, partner, friends or anyone that made a made a difference in our lives.  

Browse through a selection of being thankful quotes from psychologists, famous writers, celebrities and others sharing their advice and thoughts on being thankful, ways of being thankful and many others.

Below you will find being thankful quotes, quotes about being thankful for someone, quotes about being blessed and thankful and more.

   
Mehmet Murat ildan- An umbrella with many holes

Mehmet Murat ildan- An umbrella with many holes

An umbrella with many holes is better than no umbrella!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Oscar Wilde-  The best way to appreciate your job

Oscar Wilde- The best way to appreciate your job

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.     

Oscar Wilde

Albert Barnes- We can always find something to be thankful for

Albert Barnes- We can always find something to be thankful for

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

Albert Barnes

Travis Tritt- It's a great day to be alive

Travis Tritt- It’s a great day to be alive

It's a great day to be alive. I know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes.

Travis Tritt

Rachel Robins- Saying Thanks To The World

Rachel Robins- Saying Thanks To The World

Saying thanks to the world, and acknowledging your own accomplishments, is a great way to feel good and stay positive.     

Rachel Robins

Behind Every Closed Door- Mandy Hale

Behind Every Closed Door- Mandy Hale

Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.

Mandy Hale

Life is like a cup of coffee or tea-   Jason Wong

Life is like a cup of coffee or tea- Jason Wong

Life is like a cup of coffee or tea. No matter how bitter it may be, it is always enjoyable.     

Jason Wong

When life's problems seem overwhelming-  Ann Landers

When life’s problems seem overwhelming- Ann Landers

When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.     

Ann Landers

Congratulations For Being Alive- Chad Sugg

Congratulations For Being Alive- Chad Sugg

If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.     

Chad Sugg

Reflect on the goodness of the Lord- Hannah Grace

Reflect on the goodness of the Lord- Hannah Grace

Reflect on the goodness of the Lord and His faithfulness you. Remember how he communicates with your spirit – it may be through inspirational music, the chirping of birds, the taste of a succulent fruit, or a touch from a loved one.     

Hannah Grace

Cherish Our One Life- David Morrissey

Cherish Our One Life- David Morrissey

We have one life and we should cherish it and make it the best we can.

David Morrissey

You Are Still Breathing- Darren E. Laws

You Are Still Breathing- Darren E. Laws

If you are still breathing maybe it is not such a bad day after all.     

Darren E. Laws

Mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it-Henry Ward Beecher

Mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it-Henry Ward Beecher

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Recognize How Good Things Are- Marianne Williamson

Recognize How Good Things Are- Marianne Williamson

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.      

Marianne Williamson

A champion owes everybody something- Jack Dempsey

A champion owes everybody something- Jack Dempsey

A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.     

Jack Dempsey

Terry Mark- Being Alive is Enough To Celebrate Life

Terry Mark- Being Alive is Enough To Celebrate Life

Being Alive everyday is an enough blessing to celebrate everyday.

Terry Mark

Horace-Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive

Horace-Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.

Horace

John Hoeven- Caring For Seniors

John Hoeven- Caring For Seniors

Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.     

John Hoeven

Karen Kain- Treasuring Unique Features

Karen Kain- Treasuring Unique Features

Treasure the things about you that make you different and unique.

Karen Kain

Norman Borlaug- World Leaders Take Food For Granted

Norman Borlaug- World Leaders Take Food For Granted

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.

Norman Borlaug

John Wilson-The worst situation in life can turn out to be the best thing

John Wilson-The worst situation in life can turn out to be the best thing

Be Thankful for all things in life. Even for the bad things. SOMETIMES the worst situations in life turn out to be the best things that ever happened to us.     

John Wilson

Steve G. Makris-Remember when you are on top of the world

Steve G. Makris-Remember when you are on top of the world

Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs.

Steve G. Makris

Beeru Singh-Never Forget Where You Came From

Beeru Singh-Never Forget Where You Came From

No matter how high up you get, never forget where you came from.

Beeru Singh

Willie Nelson- Counting Blessings

Willie Nelson- Counting Blessings

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

Willie Nelson

 
Ralph Waldo Emerson- Beautiful World

Ralph Waldo Emerson- Beautiful World

When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jacques Cousteau- Keep Pushing Each Day

Jacques Cousteau- Keep Pushing Each Day

Every morning I wake up saying, I’m still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing. Jacques Cousteau
D. L. Hughley- Be Happy To Be Alive

D. L. Hughley- Be Happy To Be Alive

No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning.

D. L. Hughley

Erykah Badu- I Get to Wake Up

Erykah Badu- I Get to Wake Up

In the morning, instead of saying to yourself, ‘I got to wake up’ say ‘I get to wake up!     

Erykah Badu

Paulo Coelho- Hidden Blessing In Every Morning

Paulo Coelho- Hidden Blessing In Every Morning

Each morning brings a hidden blessing; a blessing which is unique to that day, and which cannot be kept or re-used. If we do not use this miracle today, it will be lost.

Paulo Coelho

Fulton J. Sheen- Two Ways of Waking up in the Morning

Fulton J. Sheen- Two Ways of Waking up in the Morning

There are two ways of waking up in the morning. One is to say, ‘Good morning, God,’ and the other is to say, ‘Good God, morning’!

Fulton J. Sheen

Steve Maraboli- Privilege To Wake Up

Steve Maraboli- Privilege To Wake Up

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—then make that day count!

Steve Maraboli

Jim Carrey- Morning Coffee and Appreciating Nature

Jim Carrey- Morning Coffee and Appreciating Nature

I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ’Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it. -Jim Carrey
Oprah Winfrey- On Satisfaction and Contentment

Oprah Winfrey- On Satisfaction and Contentment

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. —Oprah Winfrey

Garrison Keillor- Being Thankful For Life

Garrison Keillor- Being Thankful For Life

"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough."Garrison Keillor

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Og Mandino- On Darkness and Light

Og Mandino- On Darkness and Light

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
Russian Proverb On Gratitude

Russian Proverb On Gratitude

"One cannot make a fur coat from a thank-you."
Irish Proverb On Being Thankful

Irish Proverb On Being Thankful

"This is better than the thing we never had."
Isaac Newton (1643-1727)

Isaac Newton (1643-1727)

"If I have further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.   Original Source: Letter to English Physicist, Robert Hooke(1676)
Ethiopian Proverb- Being Thankful For Challenges

Ethiopian Proverb- Being Thankful For Challenges

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not giving it wings. - Ethiopian Proverb

A tiger can represent danger, trouble and/ or obstacles. If the tiger had wings, it would be even more challenging to defeat.  This proverb is related to challenges that may come our way. Sometimes, we need to be thankful for them. We might not even realize it, but we control our own destiny-- this includes all challenges and difficulties. They do not control us. And, we are built with the strength to overcome anything that comes our way.

During hard times,  it can be challenging to maintain a positive attitude. But, situations could be a lot worse, and there is always something to be thankful for; such as good health, food, a home, etc. Be grateful that you have what it takes to overcome challenges.

Similar Proverbs To Explore

 
Zig Ziglar Quote On Being Grateful

Zig Ziglar Quote On Being Grateful

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems.
Zig Ziglar
Ralph Waldo Emerson- Cultivate a Grateful Habit

Ralph Waldo Emerson- Cultivate a Grateful Habit

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.     
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grenville Kleiser Quote On Work and Being Thankful

Grenville Kleiser Quote On Work and Being Thankful

Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve. Good work is the great character builder, the sweetener of life, the maker of destiny. Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worthwhile.     
Grenville Kleiser
Deepak Chopra- Be Grateful For Your Life Right Now

Deepak Chopra- Be Grateful For Your Life Right Now

No matter what the situation is close your eyes and think of all the things you could be grateful for in your life right now.   
Deepak Chopra  

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill

Practice being grateful for everything that life has blessed you with.     

Oprah Winfrey Quote On Being Thankful

Oprah Winfrey Quote On Being Thankful

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

Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.

W. D. Howells

W. D. Howells

A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it.     

Margaret Atwood- Jealous of Someone

Margaret Atwood- Jealous of Someone

You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.  
Margaret Atwood    

W.J. Cameron

W.J. Cameron

He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient.     

Danish Proverb

Danish Proverb

Bad is never good until worse happens.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing worse than a bad day is no day at all.

Henry Ward Beecher- Enjoy Today

Henry Ward Beecher- Enjoy Today

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.     
Henry Ward Beecher
Patty Medina

Patty Medina

What? You're having a bad day? Think of those who didn't wake up this morning, and can no longer live this day     

Catherine Pulsifer- Realizing Our Blessings

Catherine Pulsifer- Realizing Our Blessings

Sometimes we don’t realize the blessings we have until we no longer have them. Appreciate all the blessings in your life, take none for granted.
Catherine Pulsifer     

Catherine Pulsifer- Becoming Happier

Catherine Pulsifer- Becoming Happier

Our life becomes happier when we learn to appreciate all that we have rather than letting our focus be on what we do not have.  
Catherine Pulsifer   

Aldous Huxley- Taking Things For Granted

Aldous Huxley- Taking Things For Granted

Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Aldous Huxley
Woody Allen- The Talent For Being Happy

Woody Allen- The Talent For Being Happy

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.     
Woody Allen 
Henri Frederic Amiel Quote On Thankfulness and Gratitude

Henri Frederic Amiel Quote On Thankfulness and Gratitude

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

John E. Southard

John E. Southard

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

Buddha- Receiving favors from others

Buddha- Receiving favors from others

A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others.
Buddha
 
Buddha On being thankful

Buddha On being thankful

Let us rise up and be thankful for everything that happens. 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. Buddha

Most of us tends to focus more on failures, past hurt, disappointments, and other negative aspects. This quote by Buddha is simply saying that there is always something in life to thankful for. There is a reason for every bad thing that happens in our life. For every missed opportunity, there is a better, greater one ahead.  Each day gives us the chance to learn something. As Buddha is indicating, "at least we learned a little."  It does not matter if we didn't engage in any 'learning activity' throughout the day, we still learn to understand our feelings, emotions and those around us.  And, if we are sick, we can still be thankful that we are alive.

The overall message in this quote is to always be thankful, even under the worst circumstances, there is always something to be thankful for. Take time to appreciate the small things in life, your health, environment, family, etc. By doing that, you are focusing less on failures and other adverse situations and allow yourself to live in the moment, which creates the future.

Rosie Cash

Rosie Cash

Just a "thank you" is a mighty powerful prayer. Says it all.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.

William Arthur Ward- Not Expressing Gratitude

William Arthur Ward- Not Expressing Gratitude

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.   
William Arthur Ward  

Chinese Proverb On Appreciation and Being Thankful

Chinese Proverb On Appreciation and Being Thankful

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Chinese Proverb

Alfred Painter

Alfred Painter

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.     

Gerald Good

Gerald Good

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

William Arthur Ward Quote On Gratitude

William Arthur Ward Quote On Gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.     
William Arthur Ward
Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

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

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

I'm thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet; I like my shoes. I'm thankful for the birds; I feel like they're singing just for me when I get up in the morning... Saying, 'Good morning, John. You made it, John.' I'm thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down. I'm thankful...     

Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles

It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.     

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.     

Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

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London Mond

London Mond

We must learn to appreciate life. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.     

Tecumseh

Tecumseh

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. -Tecumseh

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Ralph Marston

Ralph Marston

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.     
Alphonse Karr

Alphonse Karr

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Habeeb Akande

Habeeb Akande

I may not be where I want to be but I'm thankful for not being where I used to be.     

Todd Stocker

Todd Stocker

Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.     

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak

Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! -Elif Shafak

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.     

Edmund Burke-Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

Edmund Burke-Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Edmund Burke

Nicky Gumbel Quote On Life

Nicky Gumbel Quote On Life

Be thankful for every day. Learn from mistakes. Don't dwell on regrets. Forgive with love. Gain strength from every struggle.
Nicky Gumbel
Shadonna Richards- Treasure The Simplicity In Life

Shadonna Richards- Treasure The Simplicity In Life

We must treasure the simplicities in life such as the breath we are able to draw, the touch of our child's hand, the warmth of affection from those close to us.
Shadonna Richards
Greg Henry Quinn Quote On Always Wanting More

Greg Henry Quinn Quote On Always Wanting More

If the conscious mind is always occupied with getting more, it's impossible for the subconscious mind to truly savor what you've already attained.
Greg Henry Quinn
Miriam Kinai Quote On Comparing Yourself with Others

Miriam Kinai Quote On Comparing Yourself with Others

To help you appreciate yourself and your assets, understand that flowers in a garden do not compare themselves with the rose.
Miriam Kinai
   
Henry Owen-  Finding Time To Appreciate Gods Creation

Henry Owen- Finding Time To Appreciate Gods Creation

Our fast-paced lives often leave little room for appreciating God's creation. What is more green than spending time appreciating the natural world?
Henry Owen
 
Mandy Fender- Appreciating Small Gifts From God

Mandy Fender- Appreciating Small Gifts From God

Some gifts you have may seem small to you, but they are not small to God. Never diminish your gifts, but rather, appreciate them and let them grow in you.
Mandy Fender
     
Beth Bunchman- What Gratitude is About

Beth Bunchman- What Gratitude is About

Gratitude is more than a feeling of appreciation or thanks. More than a returning of kindness. And more than giving recognition to the sources of those kindnesses. Gratitude is also about seeing obstacles and struggles as an opportunity for growth - a gift of possibility and an affirmation of potential. 
Beth Bunchman
Felix Oberman- Less is More

Felix Oberman- Less is More

And while not everyone needs to have a minimalist inside of them, understanding the concept of "Less is More" can greatly help us appreciate the things we do have and love.
Felix Oberman
Josh Brendan- A Constant Want For Something

Josh Brendan- A Constant Want For Something

Constantly wanting for something else makes us fail appreciate what is already there.
Josh Brendan
 
Anne Wilson Schaef- Success Offers Opportunity To Be Grateful

Anne Wilson Schaef- Success Offers Opportunity To Be Grateful

Success offers me the opportunity to reflect on those who have given me much and to be grateful for their gifts.
Anne Wilson Schaef
 
Wilferd Peterson- Love and Accept Life

Wilferd Peterson- Love and Accept Life

It is great to love life. Accept life as a precious gift from the hand of God and strive to make the most of it.
Wilferd Peterson
   
Catherine Pulsifer- Expressing Gratitude In Your Life

Catherine Pulsifer- Expressing Gratitude In Your Life

Never forget to recognize and express gratitude in your life for all the people that make a big difference in our life, for people like your mailperson, your doctor, your newspaper deliverer, etc. Just expressing a "thank you" very simple but very powerful!
Catherine Pulsifer
   
J. R. Miller -Paying Love's Debt

J. R. Miller -Paying Love’s Debt

Too many of us never understand what we owe to our dear ones until there remains no further opportunity of paying love's debt.
J. R. Miller
Corey Morong- The Power of Thank You

Corey Morong- The Power of Thank You

Thank you is just as powerful, if not more so, than please. When you are thanking somebody you are showing your appreciation. You are showing your appreciation for them, their time, their talent, their knowledge, and so on.
Corey Morong
Tristan Jan Tizon- Stop Once in a While To Appreciate The Small Things

Tristan Jan Tizon- Stop Once in a While To Appreciate The Small Things

You have to stop once in a while to appreciate the small things around you. Go out and smell the flowers once in a while or take a stroll in the park. You will see the beauty in life.
Tristan Jan TizonNature
 
W. C. Dukenfeld- Showing Appreciation in Big and Little Ways

W. C. Dukenfeld- Showing Appreciation in Big and Little Ways

You can show that appreciation in big and little ways. It's often the little things that really count and will add up to a stable, loving, and mutually beneficial relationship.
W. C. Dukenfeld
Tony Clark Quote On Appreciation

Tony Clark Quote On Appreciation

Appreciate what you have, where you are and who you are with in this moment.
Tony Clark
Priscilla Shirer Quote On Contentment and Enjoyment of Life

Priscilla Shirer Quote On Contentment and Enjoyment of Life

Contentment is the equilibrium between the enjoyment of life now and the anticipation of what is to come.
Priscilla Shirer