13 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes

One of my favorite pastimes is to read and share quotes. I can’t get enough of the balance between the poetic and the profound meanings in short phrases. 

Together let us pause and soak up this exciting gathering of words to celebrate the wonder of gratitude. Together we discover how our inner selves are inspired and moved by the wisdom of sayings. Together we collect quotes to help us stretch and believe in something bigger than our inner grouch.

The world turns inward in the fall and there's no shortage of inspiration for writers. Colorful leaves float to the ground. The crisp air begs for our attention. Quiet settles into the air and gives us time for rest.

Let’s take these bite-size quotes and help them flourish in your fall harvest. Post one on your phone. Use it as wallpaper on your computer screen. Print one for a friend. Send it to someone who could use a thoughtful lift. Remind yourself fall calls us to celebrate the joy of warmth, the peace of a slow walk and the love of expanding the memories of our life story.

Which quote is your favorite?

 “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.”-Melody Beattie, Author

“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.”-Melody Beattie, Author

 "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." -Voltaire, Writer

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." -Voltaire, Writer

 "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, Entertainer

"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, Entertainer

  “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” -Sri Chinmoy, Author


“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” -Sri Chinmoy, Author

 "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."  -William Arthur Ward, Writer

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
-William Arthur Ward, Writer

 "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -Henry Van Dyke, Author

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -Henry Van Dyke, Author

 "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." -Denis Waitley, Writer

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." -Denis Waitley, Writer

 "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer, Theologian

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer, Theologian

 “Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing.” -Debbie Friedman, Singer

“Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing.” -Debbie Friedman, Singer

 "When you love what you have, you have everything you need." -Unknown

"When you love what you have, you have everything you need." -Unknown

 “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”  -John F. Kennedy, Former U.S. President

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
-John F. Kennedy, Former U.S. President

 “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins, Writer

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins, Writer

 “What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” -Charlie Brown, Deep Thinker

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” -Charlie Brown, Deep Thinker