Gratitude is being thankful.
“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.”
Stories About Gratitude
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...
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...
Near Death In The Gila
Submitted 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...
Everyday Hero Stories
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...
He lifts the world by saying 44,444 prayers a day. From those prayers he receives thanks from those he prays for. It heals...
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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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?
sierra.woodcock, Hartford, Kentucky
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