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

A Little Gratitude Goes A Long Way :)

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I have been seeing these billboards all over town for a couple of years now. I read them daily when I drive to work, the...

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Broken Heart From A Broken Home

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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...

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Surviving 33 Tumors

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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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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...

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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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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.
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