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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Seligmann Fromm
G. K. Chesterton
G.B. [Gladys Bertha] Stern
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
In moments of discouragement, defeat, or even despair, there are always certain things to cling to. Little things usually: remembered laughter, the face of a sleeping child, a tree in the wind-in fact, any reminder of something deeply felt or dearly loved. No man is so poor as not to have many of these small candles. When they are lighted, darkness goes away-and a touch of wonder remains.
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Personal Stories About ‘Gratitude’
Near Death In The GilaSubmitted by Don Lubov
So this is the way it ends—lying by the side of an old logging road, waiting to die. What a waste! To go from a life of unbridled hedonism…rather appropriate for a single guy, to getting a wake-up call to what life is really all about, just in time to have to cozy up to death. Camping here in the Gila...
Surviving 33 TumorsSubmitted by S.S.
When I was 13, the doctors found out that I had 33 tumors in my face and head. Lots of doctors told me that I was going to die, but my parents never gave up. They found someone who also believed that I could make it. At age 15, I had surgery; now, I'm 31 and I know to never give up and be grateful for second...
A GiftSubmitted by Pat
Although I picked gratitude thm re are at least 6 other principals that would apply. I was given a beautiful gift from my stepson at his wedding in the form of a letter. He expressed his gratitude to me for being a loving wife to his father. There were some very personal reasons that he expressed in the letter...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Gratitude’
JOSUA ESubmitted by Craig Hamilton
He lifts the world by saying 44,444 prayers a day. From those prayers he receives thanks from those he prays for. It heals him and heals the world. He exudes kindness.
Bardi TotoSubmitted by David Ladera
Bardi Toto is the most caring woman on and off the internet, full of gratitude. I had to say something after I saw her other hero story. Yes she is a best selling author, known world wide for branding and social media. She is the only person online who gives out their phone number and answers. She cares about her...
Loubeth ChaveroSubmitted by Lovella
She just gave birth to two bubbly young men, but she is a mother of 5 more little ladies. She is our aunt. She is the cause of what we are today and what we will become in the future that lies in front of us. She is the person we go in times of trouble, bewilderment and our success. The person why we try our...
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As a foreigner, I am grateful for my College Medger Evers for giving me the opportunity to accomplish something beyond expectation "my degree" and to be the first in my family to make my beloved mother proud.
Samba Guisse, Brooklyn NY
Open your eyes to all the Beauty around you!
The college video gets to me every time. My dad unfortunately started struggling with an addiction to drugs in 2008. He started being abusive towards me, more emotionally than physically, in 2010, and when my parents divorced in 2011, he despised me. I believe he blames me for the divorce because I finally broke down and told my mom everything. He says we are both crazy, but the reality is, he is blinded by mind altering drugs. He will no longer answer my phone calls. The last time I went up to his door, to invite him to a church play I would be starring in and a revival I would be singing at, he was shaking, broke out, and was so skinny that when I hugged him I could feel every bone in his spine. I haven't spoken to him since, although I did find out on Facebook that he gave my entire inheritance , a large farm with a house, barn, garage, trailer and multiple fields, to a woman he has only been dating for a couple of years, with no intent of ever marrying. My gratitude falls in the arms of my loving mother who has stand beside me throughout everything that I have been through. Even though no one will ever fill the blank space that my dad left, she tries her hardest to play the role of mother and father. She truly is nuturer and provider in our house. I am also so grateful to have a God that will never forsake me. He has been holding my hand ever since the first day that my dad tried to hit me, and he still hasn't let go. Even with all I have been through, how could I not be grateful?
I absolutely love this one, it makes me cry every time. It shows not only gratitude but also the love between a father and daughter.
Donna, North Tonawanda, NY
I love this commercial !!!!!!
Sandra Rangel, Lake worth Florida
We must never forget the people who helped us and help because no one is an island.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
I am grateful for a peaceful mind today. A rest from anxious thoughts, negative; unproductive thinking, worrying about all the "what if's". I am so grateful for this site of positive living in this insane world.
Amazing site!!! Thank you for being here in this world!
Power Principles for Living, Canada
Two of the most beautiful words in any language are not 'love you' but 'Thank you.'
Craig Goward Hermes, San Francisco
I am grateful for all my blessings, especially how warm, blue sunny skies make me feel!
Patti, Wild rose wi
I'm grateful for a site like this to be able to share everyday values that we should all raise our children with so we can have a better place to live!
I am grateful for this site. I wish more people knew about this website!!
Mary, Santa Monica, CA
This is a wonderful site!! Thank you!
Mary Ann, Kingman, AZ
I will always be grateful for my family and friends...
Carolejane B, West Hartford, ct
grateful for forgiveness from others
penny, south dakota