Pass It On®

Explore the value of Gratitude

Watch our Gratitude Video called ‘College’

See Other Inspiring TV Commercials

  • Everyday heroes

    Everyday Heroes

  • Special athlete

    Special Athlete

  • Wet cement

    Wet Cement

  • Ballet

    Ballet

  • Values never too late

    Never Too Late

  • Homer

    Homer

See The Entire Collection of Pass It On Videos

Gratitude Quotations

GRATITUDE
Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Japanese Proverb

Subscribe to our FREE
inspirational quote emails!
Tuesday quote Friday quote Monday quote
Monday quote Monday quote Friday quote
Wednesday quote Wednesday quote Tuesday quote

Personal Stories About ‘Gratitude’

  • GRATITUDE

    Broken Heart From A Broken Home

    When I was 17 years old I was taken away from my father’s abusive home by the state. If I had moved back in with my mother I wouldn’t have been able to finish high school that year (my parents were divorced and lived far apart). One of my good friends asked his parents if they would temporarily adopt me so I...

    Read Full Story

  • GRATITUDE

    Unwilling Student

    I love it at night. It's peaceful. And when it cools down I sometimes do some ironing. I don't really care for it. I work full time and too busy for most housework. I remember the old woman who taught me to iron. I was about 15 and somehow got a live-in job taking care of a woman who had been an able-bodied,...

    Read Full Story

  • GRATITUDE

    Big Girls Don't Cry

    I have always been the "big girl". I sky rocket above all girls and some boys. I'm built bigger and compared to every one else I'm an amazon woman. Just to add, I've never been the best at anything. In school there are always kids smarter than me, and in sports, well let's just say I'm very uncoordinated. In 6th...

    Read Full Story

Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Gratitude’

  • 1452331 668233933197647 2060995717 n
    GRATITUDE

    Loubeth Chavero

    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...

    Read Full Story

  • GRATITUDE

    JOSUA E

    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.

    Read Full Story

  • 2013 01 05 19 27 38 349
    GRATITUDE

    Sally Reig

    My hero is my mother. As a single mother of three young children, she raised us on a waitress's salary. We never went without having everything we needed. We lived in a highrise apartment building, but she made us feel as if we lived in a castle. Times were very difficult for my mother. At times I heard her...

    Read Full Story

Explore Another Value

TEAM WORK
LOYALTY
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CARING
SPORTSMANSHIP
SHARING
INCLUDING OTHERS
VISION
GOOD MANNERS
RESPONSIBILITY
FITNESS
PURPOSE
ACHIEVEMENT
PREPARATION
COMMON GROUND
COURTESY
MOTIVATION
HARD WORK
INNOVATION
STEWARDSHIP
COURAGE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
COMPLIMENTS
EQUALITY
DRIVE
GENEROSITY
AMBITION
FORESIGHT
SMILE
LIVE LIFE
HONESTY
RISING ABOVE
CREATIVITY
COMPASSION
COMMITMENT
VOLUNTEERING
SACRIFICE
DETERMINATION
RIGHT CHOICES
PIONEERING
GREAT MUSIC
SERVICE
HOPE
HEALTH
LEARNING
SOUL
PRACTICE
CIVILITY
TRUE BEAUTY
EXCELLENCE
OPPORTUNITY
PERSISTENCE
STRENGTH
OVERCOMING
CONFIDENCE
REACHING OUT
HUMILITY
JOY
DEVOTION
INSPIRATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
PEACE
COMPROMISE
LOVE
RESPECT
LAUGHTER
FRIENDSHIP
DO THY BEST
GRIT
INGENUITY
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
CHARACTER
PASSION
CONNECTING
APPRECIATION
IMAGINE
GRATITUDE
DO YOUR PART
MINDFULNESS
GIVING BACK
LITERACY
EDUCATION
PARENTING
CLASS AND GRACE
FAMILY
FORGIVENESS
APPRECIATING NATURE
HONOR
MENTORING
BEING THERE
DEDICATION
UNITY
PERSEVERANCE
OPTIMISM
INTEGRITY
LISTENING
PATIENCE
LEADERSHIP
BELIEVE
CHARITY
TRUST
JUSTICE
HELPING OTHERS
GOOD EXAMPLES
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
KINDNESS
Pass It On®

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!
Anonymous

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?
Anonymous

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.
Meshell, Milwaukee

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!
denise, michigan

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