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200 Thankful Quotes to Spread Gratitude This Year

Last Updated: October 16, 2022 by Team

Life can be challenging, and everyone goes through difficult periods from time to time. During those times, it’s easy to only focus on the wrong things. But the more you focus on the bad, the harder it is to notice the good things you have in your life.

There are never enough minutes in the day for all your obligations, from family and friends to work and making dinner and laundry. Add in additional stress – jobs, holidays, travel, and the list of to-dos can quickly become overwhelming.

That’s why it’s so important to keep a mindset of gratitude at all times.

Starting a daily practice of gratitude can help you recognize the positive in your life instead of focusing on the negative. And being thankful for all the good things can make you happier.

If you’re feeling down or need a little pick-me-up, read these quotes about being thankful, then check out these quotes about appreciating life’s simple pleasures. By the time you’re done with all that, you’ll feel so good that you might just be inspired to pick up the phone, call an old friend, and write some positive sentiments in a journal.

These inspiring thankful quotes are perfect for sharing with your friends or family as part of a greeting card message. Let them inspire you to cultivate a more thankful mindset. Be thankful every day of the year – not just at Thanksgiving!

200 Thankful Quotes

Top 10 Thankful Quotes

You will find joy in everyday life with a heart of thankfulness.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” – Kahlil Gibran

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

They do not love, that do not show their love.” – William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

There’s always something to be thankful for. If you can’t pay your bills, you can be thankful you’re not one of your creditors.” – Charles E. McKenzie

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” – William James

Thanksgiving is an attitude that must be rooted in the ‘gift of life’ if we ever hope to be thankful for the ‘gifts’ of life.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

Thanks for this day, for all birds safe in their nests, for whatever this is, for life.” – Barbara Kingsolver

My first thought in the morning is thank you for another day.” – Karon Waddell

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston

There are reasons to be thankful for what we have; seek those reasons out, no mater the size!

Being Thankful Quotes

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In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.” – Habeeb Akande

Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.” – Larissa Gomez

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

Have the wisdom to perceive all there is to be thankful for, and then be thankful for the wisdom to perceive things so clearly.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy

We don’t need more to be thankful for, we just need to be more thankful.” – Carlos Castaneda

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks.” – William Shakespeare

Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.” – Margaret Mitchell

Every day that we wake up, every day that we have another opportunity to walk on this beautiful gift, which is our mother the Earth, to experience life, we give thanks. And that is our world view.

I am Thankful Quotes

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There are many things which I am thankful for in my life, and you are at the top of the list.”

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

I am thankful for each and every day that I am blessed to receive, to spend in this life with my family.” – Karen Madewell

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” – Charles Schwab

Rest and be thankful.” – William Wordsworth

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone

I’m thankful for every moment.” – Al Green

I never met a bitter person who was thankful. Or a thankful person who was bitter.” – Nick Vujicic

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.” – Reba McEntire

I’m just thankful I’m surrounded by good people.” – Jon Pardi

I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends, and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.” – Lil’ Kim

I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”


Grateful And Thankful Quotes

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When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.” – Dalai Lama

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

Whatever we are waiting for—peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance—it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

There is something that happens when you are grateful: You continue to keep receiving blessings. So I will always be grateful.” – Chrissy Metz

So grateful for the people who heard me when I was silent and saw me when I was invisible.” – Steve Maraboli

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

I’m always grateful for this moment, the now, no matter what it takes.” – Eckhart Tolle

Gratefulness heightens awareness.” – A.D. Posey

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

Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination.” – Victor Hugo

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining — it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.” – Anon

Without gratitude and appreciation for what you already have, you’ll never know true fulfillment.” – Tony Robbins

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” – Elie Wiesel

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

We must never forget the importance of gratitude.”

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” – Albert Schweitzer

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes A. Gaertner

The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to Thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin.” – Thomas Aquinas

Thankfulness, gratitude and being able to serve others are the foundation of character.” – Jim Loehr

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

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

Take full account of what excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” – Marcus Aurelius

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Rausch

Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.” – Derrick Carpenter

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.” – Roberto Benigni

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.”

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” – Steve Maraboli

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Gratitude transforms every negative situation.” – Anon

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” – Jacques Maritain

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

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.” – Sara Avant Stover

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude for all that we have leads to abundance in all that we desire.” – Anon

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” – John Milton

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” – Robert Braathe

For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” – Charlotte Bronte

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.” – Elie Wiesel

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

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

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” – James E

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

The things you take for granted. someone else is praying for. Be thankful.

Thankful Quotes To God

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There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” – Hellen Keller

Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won’t grumble. Grumble and you won’t be grateful.” – Billy Graham

Life is the most important thing. I thank God for the gift of life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

I am what I am, I am doing very well in my life, and I’m thankful to God for that.” – LL Cool J

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero

‘Enough’ is a feast.” – Buddhist Proverb

Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Elizabeth Bibesco

Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.” – Al Jarreau

Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.” – Marcus Aurelius

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” – Irving Berlin

Be thankful for the disasters that warn you clearly before they come!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

Enough is a feast.” – Buddhist Proverb

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” – Alan Cohen

Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” – Roy T. Bennett

A thankful heart is a happy heart.”

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” – Frank A. Clark

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus 1 Christ! Corinthians 15:57

Thankful Quotes For Friends

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When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.” – Barbara Bush

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” – Baltasar Gracian

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” – Helen Keller

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” – Dalai Lama

Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.” – Joseph Parry

Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.” – Jonathan Sacks

Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” – Charles R. Swindoll

It is always good to make new friends.” – Jose Feliciano

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson

I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” – L.M. Montgomery

Since our yesterdays are gone and tomorrow is never promised, today I want to thank all my amazing friends and family for being in my life.” – Steven Aitchison

I don't know what I did to deserve such a blessing. You are my shining star, my love, and my everything. You mean more to me than anyone in this world. I'm so thankful to be with you.

Thankful Quotes For Life

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A great life evolves with gratitude.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.” – A.J. Cronin

It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi

I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. That is the key to time travel. You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” – Amy Poehler

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” – Germany Kent

The best way to appreciate life is to be grateful.” – Wisdom Kwashie Mensah

The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.” – Oprah Winfrey

The more grateful you are, the more your life overflows with abundance.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” – Suze Orman

Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.” – Albert Barnes

This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them, the rest of us could not succeed.” – Mark Twain

Let all your thinks be thanks.” – W.H. Auden

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” – Joyce Meyer


Thankful Quotes For Work

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The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.” – Lee Lacocca

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.” – Henry Van Dyke

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.” – Vietnamese Proverb

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” – Henry A. Ironside

The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” – James E. Faust

The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” – William Shakespeare

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – Westlake Taylor Purkiser

No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.” – James Allen

I’m thankful for each and every day. We never know when time is up.” – Chuck Berry

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” – Stephen King

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

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy.” – Jefferson Bethke

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

Be thankful for the moments, the things you have, and the life you live.” – Wazim Shaw

Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker

Take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.” – Horace

Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.” – Bethany Hamilton

Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.” – Ellen Hopkins

Smile often. Think positively. Give thanks. Laugh loudly. Love others. Dream big.” – Anon

Be thankful for what you have. Be fearless for what you want.

Thankful Quotes For Family

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Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless. Your health is wealth. Your time is gold.” – Anonymous

The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden

The family is the first essential cell of human society.” – Pope John XXIII

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

My advice: Take a second out of the day and be thankful for your family.” – Jenna Morasca

I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family.” – José Carreras

Family, nature and health all go together.” – Olivia Newton-John

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” – Dave Willis

Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.” – Jenna Morasca

Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” – J.K. Rowling

A man should never neglect his family for business.” – Walt Disney

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” – Henry Ward Beecher

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.” – Alfred Agache

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” – Anonymous

Appreciate this moment. Stop and look around you. Be thankful for all you have and where you are because this time next year, nothing will be the same.

Thankful Quotes For Birthday Wish

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When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” – Shauna Niequist

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good

The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” – Douglas Wood

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” – Seneca

You ought to be thankful a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!” – Dr. Seuss

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” – Estonian Proverb

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” – Tecumseh

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” – Tecumseh

If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” – John Wooden

When things are bad, be thankful…they are not as bad as they could be.” – Dixie Waters

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thorton Wilder

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” – Michael Josephson

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” – Neal A. Maxwell

Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless. Your health is wealth. Your time is gold.

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