Gratitude is being thankful.



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  • “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 Philosopher, Poet, Critic

  • “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 Pastor, Theologian, German Resistance Fighter In World War Ii

  • “I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.”

    —Rita Mae Brown Writer

  • “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

    —G. K. Chesterton Writer, Poet, Essayist, Novelist

  • “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”

    —Albert Clarke

Stories About Gratitude

"Thank God For Kids!"

Submitted by judy

In the song ,"Thank God for Kids" by the Oak Ridge Boys , the lyrics give us all reason to thank God. If we didn't have...

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Surviving 33 Tumors

Submitted 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...

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A Gift

Submitted 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...

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Everyday Hero Stories

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...

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Bardi Toto

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...

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Bardi Toto

Bardi Toto is the most amazing giving woman I have ever met. She is a NY Times Best Seller, of a book Titled Thinking Upside...

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