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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.
H. U. Westermayer
They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot.
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
G.B. [Gladys Bertha] Stern
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
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Personal Stories About ‘Gratitude’
SharingSubmitted by Anonymous
When I heard the doorbell ring, I went promptly to the door. As I opened it I saw a young man, about 24 years of age, standing there quietly. His first words were 'Good evening ma'am. All I'm asking for is bread.' As I reached for my purse, he insisted he truly did want food. It was then I knew he was hungry....
I Am Truly Grateful For My WorkSubmitted by Jeanine
I have been a nurse in geriatric and nursing homes for over 25 years. When I meet new people and tell them what I do, they say "I could never do that". Honestly, I can't imagine doing anything else. I am grateful that God saw that I needed my patients, more than they needed me. My patients over the years have...
Have A Little FaithSubmitted by Brenda Schurko
At the age of 7, sick as a child, I was given something very precious to hold onto that has led me to bountiful experiences of inspiration, faith and spiritual growth. I chased this journey and every moment it sat on my shoulders, nudging me to keep moving forward, hoping to find the answers to this mystery of...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Gratitude’
Loubeth ChaveroSubmitted by Lovella
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 of what we are today and what we will become in the future that lies in front of us. She is the person we go in times of trouble, bewilderment and our success. The person why we try our...
JOSUA ESubmitted by Craig Hamilton
He lifts the world by saying 44,444 prayers a day. From those prayers he receives thanks from those he prays for. It heals him and heals the world. He exudes kindness.
Robin HSubmitted by Suzy Shirley
I found my hero at an A.A. meeting. I was new to the program and she went out of her way to show me the ropes of becoming grateful and spiritual. Every day she reminds herself to do the right thing, and to be grateful for what she has. She's a mother, girlfriend, and sponsor. And she's changed my life in many ways.
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As a foreigner, I am grateful for my College Medger Evers for giving me the opportunity to accomplish something beyond expectation "my degree" and to be the first in my family to make my beloved mother proud.
Samba Guisse, Brooklyn NY
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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?
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
I am grateful for a peaceful mind today. A rest from anxious thoughts, negative; unproductive thinking, worrying about all the "what if's". I am so grateful for this site of positive living in this insane world.
Amazing site!!! Thank you for being here in this world!
Power Principles for Living, Canada
Two of the most beautiful words in any language are not 'love you' but 'Thank you.'
Craig Goward Hermes, San Francisco
I am grateful for all my blessings, especially how warm, blue sunny skies make me feel!
Patti, Wild rose wi
I'm grateful for a site like this to be able to share everyday values that we should all raise our children with so we can have a better place to live!
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Mary, Santa Monica, CA
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Mary Ann, Kingman, AZ
I will always be grateful for my family and friends...
Carolejane B, West Hartford, ct
grateful for forgiveness from others
penny, south dakota