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

My Hero : Super Mom

Submitted by Antonio

My story is about a woman, my mother to be exact. My mother to me is the greatest person alive. At the age of 2 my biological...

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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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Submitted by AEH

I am grateful that people seem to be turning towards concepts like this - a public request for values - in a world that also...

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Everyday Hero Stories

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