In this season of Thanksgiving, and with many mental health experts agreeing on the importance of being grateful, we wanted to share some quotes about the subject from others throughout history:
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson (Activist, music icon, and actor; Oscar nominee, dozens of Grammy nominations or wins, Kennedy Center honoree)
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar (Author of 16 books, motivational speaker)
“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” – Estonian Proverb
“Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.” – Wayne Dyer (Motivational speaker, self-help and spiritual author of 40+ books)
“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.” – Melody Beattie (Self-help author, recovered addict, a survivor of multiple traumas)
We hope these words of wisdom help you to recognize the importance of having gratitude, no matter what season of the year or our lives we are in.