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 You!

Submitted by Linda Zerangue

I have wanted to tell this story for many years since it occurred when I was 16, and I am now 67. This is the perfect place...

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My Brother, The Schizophrenic Sage

Submitted by Jeff Farris

My brother is brain damaged and suffered schizophrenia for many years before he was found brutally beaten and left in a coma...

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Song Of Spring

Submitted by Anonymous

When I was a very little girl, my father's family would all gather at my great-grandmother's house for Sunday dinner after...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Billie S

As a child I saw my mother as anything but a hero, but when I became a parent I found out what a Hero truly is. I never...

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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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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...

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Two of the most beautiful words in any language are not 'love you' but 'Thank you.'
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