16 Gratitude Quotes to Change Your Life for the Better

16 Gratitude Quotes to Change Your Life for the Better

The fall of 2015 was not good to me. I was several months into the hardest year of my teaching career. After 3 rounds of IVF, the doctor told us that biological children weren’t in the cards. We’d recently moved halfway across the country and I didn’t have any friends yet. I cried almost every day.

Seriously, it was bad.

My life today would have been completely unimaginable to me in 2015. I am a mother of two beautiful girls (yay adoption!) I no longer teach in the classroom, but tutor online. And I have friends!

I realize just how unbelievably lucky and blessed I am. On my bad days (and they happen!), I think back to me in the fall of 2015. I am so, so grateful for all have I have in my life now.

We all have our own story – loss, illness, anguish. It can be easy to get lost in the negative and forget to see the beauty around us and the good things in our lives. That awareness and thankfulness can temper the sadness and anger.

So whether you’re in the eye of the storm or have made it through, here are some gratitude quotes to encourage gratitude and contentment.

16 Gratitude Quotes to Change Your Life for the Better

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Your mind controls your life. Practice gratitude.

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The secret to having it all is knowing that you already do.

Upon waking, let your first thought be, “Thank You.” 

Abraham Hicks

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Small seeds of gratitude will produce a harvest of hope.

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.

Rita Schiano

There is always always something to be thankful for.

Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.

Alyssa Knight

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.

Brene Brown
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Never let the things you want make you forget the things to have.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

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When you look at life through eyes of gratitude, the world becomes a magical and amazing place.

Jennifer Gayle

It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.

Gratitude is the best medicine. It heals your mind, your body, and your spirit. And attracts more things to be grateful for.

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I hope these quotes encourage you to look for the good in your life and practice gratitude. 

What is your favorite gratitude quote? Let me know in the comments below!

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