gratitude and appreciation

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

Nothing should be prized more highly
than the value of each day. 

— Goethe

To be upset over what you don’t have
is to waste what you do have.

— Ken Keyes, Jr.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all the others.

— Cicero

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

— Marcel Proust

God gave us memory
so that we might have roses in December.

— J. M. Barrie

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
for the first time or the last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

— Betty Smith

Before you put on a frown,
make absolutely sure
there are no smiles available.

— Jim Beggs

Nothing is worth more than this day.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most important things in life aren’t things.

— Anthony J. D’Angelo

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.

— Albert Einstein

There is no such thing in anyone’s life
as an unimportant day.

— Alexander Woollcott

We never know the worth of water
’til the well is dry.

— English Proverb

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

— G. B. Stern

When it rains on your parade,
look up rather than down.
Without the rain,
there would be no rainbow.

— Jerry Chin

Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit:
we cannot flower and grow without it.

— Jess Lair

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

— Mae West

The pleasantest things in the world
are pleasant thoughts,
and the great art of life is to have
as many of them as possible.

— Montaigne

What is life?
It is a flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

— Crowfoot

The way to love anything
is to realize that it might be lost.

— G. K. Chesterton

Gratitude is the heart’s money.

— French proverb

Just think how happy you’d be
if you lost everything
you have right now…
and then got it back again.

— Bertrand Russell

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 Beatte

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