232 Gratitude Quotes To Make You Thankful For Your Blessings

Gratitude

Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation for someone or something. You can simply say thank you to someone when they do something or give you something.

Or, you can make it a way of life, which is more beneficial and fulfilling for your overall well-being. If you are wondering about how you can practice the art of gratitude more, don't worry, we have the perfect recipe for you.

Begin by expressing your appreciation for what you currently have. Take a look around you. What can you see, feel, smell, taste, hear, and touch?

You have been blessed with so much that you take for granted. Many times we yearn for what we don't have. Yet, we are not even grateful for what we already have.

All you have to do is to begin noticing what you do have. This will open your eyes to just how much you are blessed. Remember that there are many people out there wishing they could have what you have.

Keeping a gratitude journal will help you practice gratitude regularly. Take time to revive the good memories, notice your strengths, and think of how much other people value you. Write about all the things you are blessed with.

Think of all the things you have been through and the hurdles you had to pass to get to this point. You are a warrior and you should be grateful for all you were able to courageously live through.

Show others your appreciation too. Buy them gifts, do something for them, or just tell them how grateful you are for them. Gratitude is not a complicated practice and it can totally change your life for the best.

The more thankful you are, the more good things you notice to be thankful for. Here are gratitude quotes to encourage you to practice gratitude more.

Gratitude Quotes

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Life is precious. Life is beautiful. Life should be treated with the respect it deserves because life tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Life is precious. Life is beautiful. Life should be treated with the respect it deserves because life tomorrow is not guaranteed.

It's time. It's time to say farewell, my friend. You served me well. Yes, I know. I know I'm gonna miss you, too, old girl. Now go. Find other banthas. Make baby banthas. Go! You're free to roam the Dune Sea.

It’s time. It’s time to say farewell, my friend. You served me well. Yes, I know. I know I’m gonna miss you, too, old girl.

I'll do the maintenance myself. There's an advantage to people thinking you're dead. Now your debt is paid. Where would you like to be dropped?

I’ll do the maintenance myself. There’s an advantage to people thinking you’re dead. Now your debt is paid. Where would you like to be dropped?

Life is precious and shorter than you realize; at times, it will get messy, and you will be tested beyond the levels you think you’re capable of, don’t take it for granted.

Life is precious and shorter than you realize; at times, it will get messy, and you will be tested beyond the levels you think you’re capable of, don’t take it for granted.

Life is beautiful. Cherish every moment even if you're stressed or hurt or whatnot. There's always tomorrow and it always gets better.

Life is beautiful. Cherish every moment even if you’re stressed or hurt or whatnot. There’s always tomorrow and it always gets better.

I’m grateful to have someone who worries about me and supports me. That’s why, even if I am weak, I want to be someone who doesn’t wallow in their weakness. There were times when I wondered how many people would notice if I disappeared in a crowded place like this. But now, I’m a little different.

I’m grateful to have someone who worries about me and supports me. That’s why, even if I am weak, I want to be someone who

God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally.

God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally.

When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad... you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! Some people are much more... oh, ever so much more... oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!

When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad…
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re

When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn to be a good friend because one day you're gonna look up and say I lost a good friend. Learn how to be respectful to your friends, don't just start arguments with them and don't tell them the reason, always remember your friends will be there quicker than your family. Learn to remember you got great friends, don't forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.

When you have a good friend that really cares for you and tries to stick in there with you, you treat them like nothing. Learn

Hold on. Stay strong. It gets better.When you're thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. Try to stay positive and things will get better.

When you’re thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. Try to stay positive and things will get better.

You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a gift.

You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a gift.

I never got the chance to meet Linda Brown; there were several times we were supposed to meet or be on the same stage together, but life gets in the way, and it never happened.

I never got the chance to meet Linda Brown; there were several times we were supposed to meet or be on the same stage together, but life gets in the way, and it never happened.

One should not despise what one has received, nor envy the gains of others. The monk who envies the gains of others does not attain to meditative absorption.

One should not despise what one has received, nor envy the gains of others. The monk who envies the gains of others does not attain to meditative absorption.

Don’t have a weak mentality. You weren’t created to fall apart when pressure comes. You are STRONGER than you think. You are more FAVORED than you think.

Don’t have a weak mentality. You weren’t created to fall apart when pressure comes. You are STRONGER than you think. You are more FAVORED than you think.

Immediately you wake up this morning, don’t forget to thank God for the precious gift of life and ask him for the bounties of today, the Lord is always a good Lord.

Immediately you wake up this morning, don’t forget to thank God for the precious gift of life and ask him for the bounties of today, the Lord is always a good Lord.

Always give thanks to God. The soul that gives thanks will always receive more blessings from God. Good morning and have a thankful day.

Always give thanks to God. The soul that gives thanks will always receive more blessings from God. Good morning and have a thankful day.

We laughed and drank our wine, and then after the meal, we each listed our gratitudes. My family always did that before the meal, and we all just rushed through it to get to the food. So the four of us sat around the table and shared our blessings. I was thankful for the fine food and the fine company, for having a home on Thanksgiving. "A trailer, at least," Dolores joked.

We laughed and drank our wine, and then after the meal, we each listed our gratitudes. My family always did that before the meal, and

Start your day with remembering God’s countless blessings and paying gratitude to him, and stay blessed throughout the day!

Start your day with remembering God’s countless blessings and paying gratitude to him, and stay blessed throughout the day!

Good Morning, love! Let us begin this magical day by thanking Lord for His divine blessings and ceaseless mercy towards us!

Good Morning, love! Let us begin this magical day by thanking Lord for His divine blessings and ceaseless mercy towards us!

I had people that didn’t even congratulate me for the success of ‘Caroline’ saying, ‘Thank you for doing that.’

I had people that didn’t even congratulate me for the success of ‘Caroline’ saying, ‘Thank you for doing that.’

I don't really think much of any songs I put out like I know... I think they're good, that's why I'm putting them out. But like I don't ever try to expect anything, so even with 'Caroline' or 'Red Mercedes,' I just put them out and hope for the best and people kind of gravitate towards them and I guess that's pretty cool and that's a blessing.

I don’t really think much of any songs I put out like I know… I think they’re good, that’s why I’m putting them out. But like I don’t ever try to expect anything, so even with ‘Caroline’ or ‘Red Mercedes,’ I just put them out and hope for the best and people kind of gravitate towards them and I guess that’s pretty cool and that’s a blessing.

Tomorrow is a new day and a new start to making things the best they can be. Let someone know what they mean to you. Good night!

Tomorrow is a new day and a new start to making things the best they can be. Let someone know what they mean to you. Good night!

Good night, my sweet lady. I hope today was lovely as you are and I hope you wake in the morning feeling beautiful as ever. I love you to the moon and back.

Good night, my sweet lady. I hope today was lovely as you are and I hope you wake in the morning feeling beautiful as ever. I love you to the moon and back.

May an amazing day be followed by a really good night. May all the troubles and concerns just go away for a while and don’t disturb you in your sleep. May this night bring you rest and tranquillity. Good night!

May an amazing day be followed by a really good night. May all the troubles and concerns just go away for a while and don’t disturb you in your sleep. May this night bring you rest and tranquillity. Good night!

Have gratitude for the things you're discarding. By giving gratitude, you're giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.

Have gratitude for the things you’re discarding. By giving gratitude, you’re giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.

The Universe creates a series of miracles just for us to be alive today, and we’re not even aware of that! If you were born in this lifetime, it is with a very precise purpose, and don’t you take this life for granted for a second!

The Universe creates a series of miracles just for us to be alive today, and we’re not even aware of that! If you were born in this lifetime, it is with a very precise purpose, and don’t you take this life for granted for a second!

You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.

You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how

Try to accomplish things you have always dreamt of while you can. I know it sounds cliché, but the biggest lesson I have learned is that life is precious; enjoy it while it lasts.

Try to accomplish things you have always dreamt of while you can. I know it sounds cliché, but the biggest lesson I have learned is that life is precious; enjoy it while it lasts.

I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I'm praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I'm grateful that I'm heard.

I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I’m praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I’m grateful that I’m heard.

It's then I have to abandon my sense of control or fear of the unknown and trust in God who has always been faithful to provide.

It’s then I have to abandon my sense of control or fear of the unknown and trust in God who has always been faithful to

We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name.

We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name.

bulls strut in pinwheel glory, rockets stun the sky, but I don't know quite what to make of the dead flowers of myself, whether to dump them out of the bowl or press them between these blank pages and go on; well, all grief comes down to hard death and weeping finally ends. thank the god who made it.

bulls strut in pinwheel glory,
rockets stun the sky,
but I don’t know
quite what to make
of the dead flowers
of myself,
whether to dump them
out of the bowl
or
press them between
these blank pages
and go on;
well, all grief comes down
to hard death
and weeping finally ends.
thank the god
who made
it.

Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children's approach to life. They're people who don't give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought — sometimes it isn't much, either.

Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought — sometimes it isn’t much, either.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.

My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.

The new month is a chance to begin again. It’s a time to reflect on what you are grateful for and set intentions for the future. What will you do next?

The new month is a chance to begin again. It’s a time to reflect on what you are grateful for and set intentions for the future. What will you do next?

Sometimes we get caught up in our troubles and our problems, and we let life slip away, but life is precious, all of life, and one must try to take in as much of it as possible.

Sometimes we get caught up in our troubles and our problems, and we let life slip away, but life is precious, all of life, and one must try to take in as much of it as possible.

Life is a gift from God. Wake up each morning, realize it, appreciate it, and use it. Receive it with gratitude, live it passionately, and give it away in love!

Life is a gift from God. Wake up each morning, realize it, appreciate it, and use it. Receive it with gratitude, live it passionately, and give it away in love!

Tohru Honda: Excuse me. Are you... Akito? Akito Sohma: Yes, I am... Miss Tohru Honda. Tohru Honda: Uh, pleased to meet you. Akito Sohma: You're very polite. I'm glad. You seem to be a good person. And not only that, you're extremely cute. Tohru Honda: Oh no, not really! Akito Sohma: So, you're modest, too. I mean it. You really are cute. I'm sorry I didn't say hello when I saw you at the main house. I tend to be rather shy around strangers. I hope you're not angry. Tohru Honda: Oh no! Not at all! Akito Sohma: Well, that's good. I should introduce myself properly. I'm Akito, head of the Sohma family. I'm pleased to meet you. Tohru Honda: No, no! The pleasure's all mine, really! Akito Sohma: I do hope you and I can be friends from now on... just as you are with Yuki and Kyo.

Tohru Honda: Excuse me. Are you… Akito?
Akito Sohma: Yes, I am… Miss Tohru Honda.
Tohru Honda: Uh, pleased to meet you.
Akito Sohma: You’re very polite. I’m

Yuki Sohma: Thank you. Machi Kuragi: ...For what? Yuki Sohma: Well, you're taking good care of it! I'm glad. Machi Kuragi: I...I'M NOT TAKING CARE OF IT!! Yuki Sohma: HUH? But...you made a bookmark. Machi Kuragi: Slamming it into books doesn't mean I'm taking care of it! Yuki Sohma: But you're using it because you like it, right? Machi Kuragi: I don't like it! It's big and hard to use - in fact, you can have it back! Yuki Sohma: Don't give it back!!

Yuki Sohma: Thank you.
Machi Kuragi: …For what?
Yuki Sohma: Well, you’re taking good care of it! I’m glad.
Machi Kuragi: I…I’M NOT TAKING CARE OF IT!!
Yuki Sohma:

Thank you. I can never tell for sure how much of me you see: my cowardice, my resolve. I think you probably see both. And no matter what, you keep smiling quietly for me. You’re so precious to me, even now.

Thank you. I can never tell for sure how much of me you see: my cowardice, my resolve. I think you probably see both. And

Yuki Sohma: The truth is, in the back of my mind, I probably knew what would happen. How life would change if I opened the lid. There are things that I need to do, things that I should have done sooner. It’s simple – so simple. But…that’s exactly what makes it difficult. Tohru Honda: You did it?… you opened the lid? Yuki Sohma: Yes, thanks to Akito. And to you, because you listened. You stood by me. You had faith, accepted me for who I am, even when I was weak. You don’t see it, don’t realize that you’re the one who’s always saving me.

Yuki Sohma: The truth is, in the back of my mind, I probably knew what would happen. How life would change if I opened the

I have a new home living here with the Sohmas, and I have the two most wonderful friends in the whole world who care about me so so much. Just knowing that I can always count on you to be there for me, and how much strength that gives me, I'm already so lucky. If I'm not thankful for what I have, I'd just be asking for it.

I have a new home living here with the Sohmas, and I have the two most wonderful friends in the whole world who care about

I gotta say I didn't know what to make of all this when she told us, but it looks like Tohru's fitting right in here. I'm happy for her. And I guess I can understand why she didn't want to say anything at first; but, still, we made a promise. The three of us swore over Kyoko's grave: when the time came, we would be there to help each other, no matter what. That probably sounds a bit overdramatic, but it wasn't, really, for us. After all, Tohru was our first real friend and everything.

I gotta say I didn’t know what to make of all this when she told us, but it looks like Tohru’s fitting right in here.

There's nothing to feel sorry for on my behalf. I've been a very selfish girl. For the first time, I was able to see that. Thank you for worrying about me, mama.

There’s nothing to feel sorry for on my behalf. I’ve been a very selfish girl. For the first time, I was able to see that.

The person dear to me. The person I so admired... She gave me exactly what I needed. She's precious to me. I want you to be happy. You more than anyone. I'm sure one day... You can find your own proof. You'll do it your own way. That place where we can sulk or get angry if we needed to. One day. And when that day comes... I should be able to tell you. I'll confess how I feel... And finally truly thank you. Clearly. Directly.

The person dear to me. The person I so admired… She gave me exactly what I needed. She’s precious to me. I want you to

Start the day with prayers. Live the day with effort. End the day with gratitude. Be aware of God’s presence in your heart at all times. Have a good morning, and know I am thinking of you.

Start the day with prayers. Live the day with effort. End the day with gratitude. Be aware of God’s presence in your heart at all times. Have a good morning, and know I am thinking of you.

Brian: Thanks a lot, Tej. You're the clutch. I owe you one big time. Tej: Yeah, Brian, you really do owe me, man. You really do. Us. Suki says you owe *us*, aight?

Brian: Thanks a lot, Tej. You’re the clutch. I owe you one big time.
Tej: Yeah, Brian, you really do owe me, man. You really do. Us. Suki says you owe *us*, aight?

The real test of your faith is living in gratitude even while facing adversity and experiencing hardships. Have a wonderful, blessed morning!

The real test of your faith is living in gratitude even while facing adversity and experiencing hardships. Have a wonderful, blessed morning!

I may be as weak as ever, but something must be changing. And, of course, that's not all because of me alone. There are a lot of people supporting me.

I may be as weak as ever, but something must be changing. And, of course, that’s not all because of me alone. There are a lot of people supporting me.

It's ridiculous. Something so simple...normal people wouldn't even worry about something like this. They never have to announce what they plan to do. There's no need to be afraid. But...even though I'm a far cry from 'normal,' you've never made fun of me for it. You never gave up on me. You did your very best to support me. To care for me. To keep reachin' out. You really do mean everything to me. That's why...

It’s ridiculous. Something so simple…normal people wouldn’t even worry about something like this. They never have to announce what they plan to do. There’s no need to be afraid. But…even though I’m a far cry from ‘normal,’ you’ve never made fun of me for it. You never gave up on me. You did your very best to support me. To care for me. To keep reachin’ out. You really do mean everything to me. That’s why…

Actually, I don’t care “how many” people would notice if I disappeared. If just “one person” noticed, that’s all I’d need. Having “one person” is an incredible thing. After all, it’s totally different than “zero.” I was happy then too. I was so happy, it was almost embarrassing. Out of all the people, she found me. Me alone. And now too, someone other than myself is thinking about me. She’s looking for me. That’s not something I’ll ever take for granted.

Actually, I don’t care “how many” people would notice if I disappeared. If just “one person” noticed, that’s all I’d need. Having “one person” is an incredible thing. After all, it’s totally different than “zero.” I was happy then too. I was so happy, it was almost embarrassing. Out of all the people, she found me. Me alone. And now too, someone other than myself is thinking about me. She’s looking for me. That’s not something I’ll ever take for granted.

God is so good. Hold strong to your faith and offer testimony to the miracles that He performs. Take a knee and praise Him for what He has done and what He will do! Good night!

God is so good. Hold strong to your faith and offer testimony to the miracles that He performs. Take a knee and praise Him for what He has done and what He will do! Good night!

Father thank you for the gathering of friends, Father we give thanks for all the choices we've made because that's what makes us who we are, let us forever cherish the loved ones we've lost along the way; thank you for the little angel, the newest addition to our family, thank you for bringing Letty home, and most of all thank you for fast cars.

Father thank you for the gathering of friends, Father we give thanks for all the choices we’ve made because that’s what makes us who we are, let us forever cherish the loved ones we’ve lost along the way; thank you for the little angel, the newest addition to our family, thank you for bringing Letty home, and most of all thank you for fast cars.

Generosity…what a simple, splendid word. And how special it is to know that generosity is a gift to us from the first and ultimate giver, God.

Generosity…what a simple, splendid word. And how special it is to know that generosity is a gift to us from the first and ultimate giver, God.

Mornings are considered the perfect time to pray. It is when you get a fresh start and just meditate on the goodness of God in your life.

Mornings are considered the perfect time to pray. It is when you get a fresh start and just meditate on the goodness of God in your life.

Every day is a gift from God. There’s no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it.

Every day is a gift from God. There’s no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it.

So God, I cannot pen the thoughts of all Your love and care, Far beyond my human power, but God! I’m glad You’re there!

So God, I cannot pen the thoughts of all Your love and care, Far beyond my human power, but God! I’m glad You’re there!

I sit here drunk now. I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed as any other that I have gotten from there to here without committing murder or being murdered; without having ended up in the madhouse. as I drink alone again tonight my soul despite all the past agony thanks all the gods who were not there for me then.

I sit here
drunk now.
I am
a series of
small victories
and large defeats
and I am as
amazed
as any other
that
I have gotten
from there to
here
without committing murder
or being
murdered;
without
having ended up in the
madhouse.

as I drink alone
again tonight
my soul despite all the past
agony
thanks all the gods
who were not
there
for me
then.

Living in joy is choosing to celebrate God’s grace and goodness and favor toward you. It’s taking pleasure in who God is for you, being confident in who you are in Him, and intentionally seeing others for the joy God has for them.

Living in joy is choosing to celebrate God’s grace and goodness and favor toward you. It’s taking pleasure in who God is for you, being confident in who you are in Him, and intentionally seeing others for the joy God has for them.

The one who sends up to God his pure and sincere worship, God The Almighty sends down for him that which will be of most benefit to him.

The one who sends up to God his pure and sincere worship, God The Almighty sends down for him that which will be of most benefit to him.

Kyoko Honda: I'm so happy you're here. I really am. And you know Tohru, everyday you've been here since the day you were born, I've a reason to smile. Tohru Honda: But I'm always here silly, you're my mommy. I was born to be with you. Kyoko Honda: Well I guess that's why I'm always happy!

Kyoko Honda: I’m so happy you’re here. I really am. And you know Tohru, everyday you’ve been here since the day you were born, I’ve a reason to smile.
Tohru Honda: But I’m always here silly, you’re my mommy. I was born to be with you.
Kyoko Honda: Well I guess that’s why I’m always happy!

It is an incredibly empowering realization that everything in your life was attracted to you through your thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

It is an incredibly empowering realization that everything in your life was attracted to you through your thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

I like my life. I’ve had a good life. I think the reason is my parents taught me that life is a burden. But if you take it one day at a time, it’s an easy burden.

I like my life. I’ve had a good life. I think the reason is my parents taught me that life is a burden. But if you take it one day at a time, it’s an easy burden.

Some people have written that my writing has helped them go on. It has helped me too. The writing, the roses, the 9 cats.

Some people have written that my writing has helped them go on. It has helped me too. The writing, the roses, the 9 cats.

I have been treated better than I should have been --- not by life in general nor by the machinery of things but by women.

I have been treated better than I should have been — not by life in general nor by the machinery of things but by women.

Ann, I love you. I hope my car starts. I hope the sink isn't plugged up. I'm glad I didn't fuck a groupie. I'm glad I'm not very good at getting into bed with strange females. I'm glad I'm an idiot. I'm glad I don't know anything. I'm glad I haven't been murdered. When I look at my hands and they are still on my wrists, I think to myself, I am lucky.

Ann, I love you. I hope my car starts. I hope the sink isn’t plugged up. I’m glad I didn’t fuck a groupie. I’m glad I’m not very good at getting into bed with strange females. I’m glad I’m an idiot. I’m glad I don’t know anything. I’m glad I haven’t been murdered. When I look at my hands and they are still on my wrists, I think to myself, I am lucky.

I know a woman who keeps buying puzzles chinese puzzles blocks wires pieces that finally fit into some order. she works it out mathmatically she solves all her puzzles lives down by the sea puts sugar out for the ants and believes ultimately in a better world. her hair is white she seldom combs it her teeth are snaggled and she wears loose shapeless coveralls over a body most women would wish they had. for many years she irritated me with what I considered her eccentricities- like soaking eggshells in water (to feed the plants so that they'd get calcium). but finally when I think of her life and compare it to other lives more dazzling, original and beautiful I realize that she has hurt fewer people than anybody I know (and by hurt I simply mean hurt). she has had some terrible times, times when maybe I should have helped her more for she is the mother of my only child and we were once great lovers, but she has come through like I said she has hurt fewer people than anybody I know, and if you look at it like that, well, she has created a better world. she has won. Frances, this poem is for you.

I know a woman
who keeps buying puzzles
chinese
puzzles
blocks
wires
pieces that finally fit
into some order.
she works it out
mathmatically
she solves all her
puzzles
lives down by the sea
puts sugar out for the ants
and believes
ultimately
in a better world.
her hair is white
she seldom combs it
her teeth are snaggled
and she wears loose shapeless
coveralls over a body most
women would wish they had.
for many years she irritated me
with what I considered her
eccentricities-
like soaking eggshells in water
(to feed the plants so that
they’d get calcium).
but finally when I think of her
life
and compare it to other lives
more dazzling, original
and beautiful
I realize that she has hurt fewer
people than anybody I know
(and by hurt I simply mean hurt).
she has had some terrible times,
times when maybe I should have
helped her more
for she is the mother of my only
child
and we were once great lovers,
but she has come through
like I said
she has hurt fewer people than
anybody I know,
and if you look at it like that,
well,
she has created a better world.
she has won.
Frances, this poem is for
you.

I could hear those words dozens of times, hundreds of times, thousands of times...and I would still think this is like a dream.

I could hear those words dozens of times, hundreds of times, thousands of times…and I would still think this is like a dream.

Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance, and wisdom.

Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance, and wisdom.

God is in charge, so I can be thankful for everything, not for the circumstance itself, but for the One who controls and rules it.

God is in charge, so I can be thankful for everything, not for the circumstance itself, but for the One who controls and rules it.

This beautiful journey we are sharing makes me feel so grateful to God! I hope you have a good morning and a wonderful day.

This beautiful journey we are sharing makes me feel so grateful to God! I hope you have a good morning and a wonderful day.

When you pray, God listens, when you ask, God gives. But we should only pray for the things we truly need, however some people forget to thank God for what they have received, always remember God gives but he can also take away.

When you pray, God listens, when you ask, God gives. But we should only pray for the things we truly need, however some people forget to thank God for what they have received, always remember God gives but he can also take away.

I think I’m very conscientious of how precious life is and how quickly life can be taken away from you, especially at times when it can be least expected.

I think I’m very conscientious of how precious life is and how quickly life can be taken away from you, especially at times when it can be least expected.

I am just so very grateful this very second. Just to be able to see, just to be able to breathe, to be able to walk, to hear, to love, to live. Enjoy; every second is a precious gift!

I am just so very grateful this very second. Just to be able to see, just to be able to breathe, to be able to walk, to hear, to love, to live. Enjoy; every second is a precious gift!

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness — or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.

I remind myself every day just how lucky I am to do what I love! I feel so fortunate and I’m just trying to take my life one day at a time.

I remind myself every day just how lucky I am to do what I love! I feel so fortunate and I’m just trying to take my life one day at a time.

Hey, new month, a new beginning. Let’s kick off October with a sense of peace and positive energy as we reflect on our past and look toward the future.

Hey, new month, a new beginning. Let’s kick off October with a sense of peace and positive energy as we reflect on our past and look toward the future.

I won’t get to hear you say, “Welcome home,” to me anymore, will I, Honda-san? But…but I’m happy for you too. The “me” who’s arrived at this point is happy for you. I…I was always…so weak. I wasn’t good at making connections with other people, but I wanted to be loved. I wanted to be needed. I yearned for those things…and then, one day, you came into my life. You made those dreams come true. You granted my wishes without asking for anything in return. You gave me so much. And it’s because of that that I can stand in front of you here today. You helped me become a full-fledged “human being.” You helped me grow as a person. You…were like a mother to me. I was finally able to tell you that. I know my true feelings are a little on the embarrassing side…but, you know, it’s the same for them too, I think. Your presence is so warm and kind…so even though we’re all going our separate ways now, starting new lives in new places, every so often, we’ll still think of you. “Is she doing well? She’s not crying, is she? Is she smiling even now? Is she happy today too?” That’s how we’ll always think of you. Thank you…I’m so glad I met you. I’m so glad you were here... Thank you, thank you, thank you... Tohru.

I won’t get to hear you say, “Welcome home,” to me anymore, will I, Honda-san? But…but I’m happy for you too. The “me” who’s arrived at this point is happy for you. I…I was always…so weak. I wasn’t good at making connections with other people, but I wanted to be loved. I wanted to be needed. I yearned for those things…and then, one day, you came into my life. You made those dreams come true. You granted my wishes without asking for anything in return. You gave me so much. And it’s because of that that I can stand in front of you here today. You helped me become a full-fledged “human being.” You helped me grow as a person. You…were like a mother to me. I was finally able to tell you that. I know my true feelings are a little on the embarrassing side…but, you know, it’s the same for them too, I think. Your presence is so warm and kind…so even though we’re all going our separate ways now, starting new lives in new places, every so often, we’ll still think of you. “Is she doing well? She’s not crying, is she? Is she smiling even now? Is she happy today too?” That’s how we’ll always think of you. Thank you…I’m so glad I met you. I’m so glad you were here… Thank you, thank you, thank you… Tohru.

Count it all joy and always remember, Life will get better it's gonna get better No matter the weapon it will not prosper, Things will get better it's gonna get better.

Count it all joy and always remember,
Life will get better it’s gonna get better
No matter the weapon it will not prosper,
Things will get better it’s gonna get better.

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.

I am so happy and grateful now - that money comes to me in increasing quantities through multiple sources on a continuous basis.

I am so happy and grateful now – that money comes to me in increasing quantities through multiple sources on a continuous basis.

If you see yourself in a favorable light, if your image of yourself is pleasant, if this visual concept of yourself cannot be shaken by temporary defeats, then you have reached the goal achieved by the most fortunate. Not everyone reaches this mental state; in fact, many people do not even believe it is possible. Happiness and peace of mind are a matter of consciousness. We must create the inner-harmony we desire. As we raise our level of consciousness we become more in tune with the true nature of our being. This type of awareness is not an accident, it comes from study and an understanding that we are truly creative.

If you see yourself in a favorable light, if your image of yourself is pleasant, if this visual concept of yourself cannot be shaken by temporary defeats, then you have reached the goal achieved by the most fortunate. Not everyone reaches this mental state; in fact, many people do not even believe it is possible. Happiness and peace of mind are a matter of consciousness. We must create the inner-harmony we desire. As we raise our level of consciousness we become more in tune with the true nature of our being. This type of awareness is not an accident, it comes from study and an understanding that we are truly creative.

Just understand that the good that you want is already here. All you have to do is get in harmony with it. And you do that through your own thinking.

Just understand that the good that you want is already here. All you have to do is get in harmony with it. And you do that through your own thinking.

Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return. Therefore, everything you want is already yours. So, you don't have to get anything. It is simply a matter of becoming more aware of what you already possess.

Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return. Therefore, everything you want is already yours. So, you don’t have to get anything. It is simply a matter of becoming more aware of what you already possess.

Let's start with what we can be thankful for, and get our mind into that vibration, and then watch the good that starts to come, because one thought leads to another thought.

Let’s start with what we can be thankful for, and get our mind into that vibration, and then watch the good that starts to come, because one thought leads to another thought.

God created the Heavens and the Earth. From all His Creation, only you and I were made in His image. That is a good reason, for gratitude.

God created the Heavens and the Earth. From all His Creation, only you and I were made in His image. That is a good reason, for gratitude.

The shiny morning has come. Thanks to our God for giving us an extra day in our life. Good morning dear. Have a nice day.

The shiny morning has come. Thanks to our God for giving us an extra day in our life. Good morning dear. Have a nice day.

It’s up to you to find the beauty in even the ugliest days. Look around because there’s so much to be grateful for. Keep your head up!

It’s up to you to find the beauty in even the ugliest days. Look around because there’s so much to be grateful for. Keep your head up!

Show gratitude for things that haven’t even happened yet. This is extremely powerful, and amazing things will happen.

Show gratitude for things that haven’t even happened yet. This is extremely powerful, and amazing things will happen.

How is your ATTITUDE today? Are you living with an attitude of gratitude? Your attitude is the composite of your thoughts, feelings and actions. Your environment, the world in which you live and work in, is a mirror of your attitudes and expectations. Keep your positive mental attitude high! Remember, your attitude towards life determines life's attitude towards you.

How is your ATTITUDE today? Are you living with an attitude of gratitude? Your attitude is the composite of your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Your environment, the world in which you live and work in, is a mirror of your attitudes and expectations. Keep your positive mental attitude high!

Remember, your attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards you.

Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson.

Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It’s a phenomenal lesson.

Good morning, friend! Hope each moment of this day be filled with gratitude, kindness, and modesty that God appreciate in His loyal servent!

Good morning, friend! Hope each moment of this day be filled with gratitude, kindness, and modesty that God appreciate in His loyal servent!

The Lord is able to do everything for you, so when you wake up this morning, don’t forget to say thank you, and pray for a lovely day.

The Lord is able to do everything for you, so when you wake up this morning, don’t forget to say thank you, and pray for a lovely day.

Be grateful for all the wonderful things that come your way, and keep thanking God for them. You should express your thanks to everything that has helped you get where you are now.

Be grateful for all the wonderful things that come your way, and keep thanking God for them. You should express your thanks to everything that has helped you get where you are now.

To make this a good morning and a wonderful Thursday, one easy tip is to begin a gratitude practice by finding three small things you can be thankful for in your life.

To make this a good morning and a wonderful Thursday, one easy tip is to begin a gratitude practice by finding three small things you can be thankful for in your life.

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