11 of the Best Quotes about Gratitude

Starting a gratitude practice has completely transformed my life. I truly believe that if you could do just one thing to change your life, it would be to take 5 minutes of every day to express gratitude.

Don’t take my word for it, Many intelligent people believe in the powers of gratitude:

Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough
— Oprah Winfrey
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People who take the time to list things they are grateful for are happier and healthier. It turns out that counting your blessings can actually increase your blessings.
— Sheryl Sandberg
Turn your expectations into appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.
— Tony Robbins
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
— Eckhart Tolle

Many ancient wise people did too:

Give thanks in all circumstances.
— 1 Thessalonians 5:18
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. 
— Eptictetus
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
— Rumi
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
— Epicurus
A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
— Seneca

Gratitude’s transformative abilities are also well documented by research.

Ready? Here’s what a gratitude practice could look like:

  1. Create calendar alert for the same time every day.

  2. Dedicate just 5 minutes to writing about 3 things (or more!) that you are grateful for.