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

Christmas Toys

Submitted by Bertha

Last year around Christmas time I was watching T.V. when there was a knock at our door. I opened the door and no one was...

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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...

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The Strangers Who Cared

Submitted by Anonymous

It was to be our second Christmas in Germany and we decided to avoid the naked tree problem that we had the year before. We...

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Everyday Hero Stories

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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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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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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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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We must never forget the people who helped us and help because no one is an island.
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