Í amstri dagsins er auðvelt að missa sjónar á þakklætinu. Hér eru nokkrar tilvitnanir sem minna þig vonandi á að allt sem þú átt og allt sem þú ert er frábært og einstakt og hvetur þig til þess að stunda þakklæti (já, stundum er svo djúpt á því að maður þarf bókstaflega að stunda það) á hverjum degi og þannig smita út frá þér til annarra.

Tilvitnanirnar eru á ensku, við vonum að okkur fyrirgefist það.

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

  2.  “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton

  3.  “‘Enough’ is a feast. Buddhist proverb

  4.  “If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”Robert Quillen

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

  6.  “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

  7. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens

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

  9. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” Frank A. Clark

  10. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” Gerald Good

  11. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

  12. “The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” Michael Josephson

  13. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

  14. “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” Charles Schwab

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

  16. “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.” Albert Schweitzer

  17. “The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” William James

  18. “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

  19. “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.” Buddh

  20. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” Gertrude Stein

  21. “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

  22. “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

  25. “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.”Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

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

  28. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”A.A. Milne

  29. “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.”Steve Maraboli

  30. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell

  31. “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.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  32. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” John E. Southard

  33. “I truly believe 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. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” Mike Ericksen

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

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

  36. “They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.” Tom Perrotta

  37. “Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” Raheel Farooq

  38. “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.”Tom Hopkins

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

  40. “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”Maya Angelou

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