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15 Gratitude Quotes That Will Remind You How Blessed You Are

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Who loves quotes? Raise your hand now. I love them all. Positive inspirational quotes, deep life quotes, confidence quotes, blessed quotes you name them I love them. To be honest, I have to say that I really do get a great kick out of some really funny and sarcastic quotes too! But truthfully, my favourites are the gratitude quotes.

Why? Because though you can read a million motivational and inspirational quotes and they all mean something good, to me the gratitude quotes really remind us how great our life is and that we have so many things to be grateful for.

How often do you find yourself complaining about something and then suddenly realize how silly it sounds? I know personally when I do this I have to catch myself and say “Oh Iva now you stop that. Look at all the amazing blessings you have in your life now!”

It can be quite the wake up call. More so when you complain about something that is broken and then see someone who doesn’t even have one, like a home. There are so many people in the world who have less than half of the stuff we own and complain about.

15 gratitude quotes that will remind you how blessed you are

Start your day with gratitude and blessed quotes!

I’m a firm believer and practicer (is that a word?) of gratitude. As soon as my eyes open first thing in the morning the very first words that escape my lips are ‘thank you’. I know how blessed I am. There are so many things to be thankful for in my life.

Yours too. Just the fact that you woke up this morning, have eyes to read this blog, have something to read it on and have the mental capacity and ability to understand it is mind blowing. So many don’t even have any of that.

Why is gratitude so important?

The more gratitude you feel and express, the happier you will feel and the more things you will have in your life to be grateful for. Not only that, practicing gratitude helps us to switch our mindset from “oh why did this happen to me?” to “I’m glad this happened because it is teaching me a valuable lesson”.

I know that may sound kind of ridiculous but it’s true. When we are grateful for things, all things that happen in our lives we are better prepared to deal with each day and all the surprises it brings.

It’s important to start your day, every day, with gratitude and super easy to do. Just say thank you as soon as you wake up! It’s that simple!

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How to practice gratitude when you’re having a bad day

I completely understand that it’s super hard to practice gratitude when you’re having a really hard or poopy day. What on earth is there to be grateful for right?

It was one bad thing after another and you can’t find a single thing to be grateful for. I totally get that. I’ve had many days like that too.

This is what I do when my day is horrible and I need to stop and just be thankful for at least something:

  • I will stop and try to see something good in the situation
  • if I can’t do that, I will try to find at least one good thing that happened to me today
  • once I find one thing I can usually find a few more too!
  • I will take deep breaths and hold those blessings close to my heart and my frustration is soon replaced with peace
  • at bedtime, I will think about the good things in my day, not the bad things

You have got to stop and find something in your crummy day to be grateful for and it will put the whole day into a better perspective for you. Then when you go to sleep at night, hold those good things in your heart and mind, not the bad things that happened.

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15 Gratitude Quotes and Blessed Quotes

As most of you know, on my Facebook page I create and share some of the best quotes about life. Most of them are women empowerment quotes but I do share many in your face inspirational quotes as well. I also try to squeeze in as many gratitude quotes as I can in a day. Some are mine, some belong to other big pages.

Here I will share with you my favourite 15 quotes on gratitude in hopes they will remind you how blessed you are and also in hopes that you will share them. Remember you can Pin these quotes too! (I recommend you do that!)

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

The lovely Maya Angelou. This is by far one of my favourite. Every time I read it I always shout “YES!!” Thank you for this new day.

15 gratitude quotes to remind you how blessed you are

  • “Learn to be thankful for what you already have while you pursue all that you want”. Jim Rohn”

The only way to bring in more good stuff and more blessings is to be thankful for what you have right now. If you waste time complaining about things the Universe will give you more things to complain about. That’s how energy and the Universe works.

  • “There is always always always something to be grateful for”. Me!

I mean, isn’t there? The roof over your head, the clothes on your back, the water you have to drink, shall I go on? You have a million things to be grateful for right now.

15 gratitude quotes to remind you how blessed you are

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

With gratitude comes joy, peace, happiness, love and more abundance. It also brings with it more things to be grateful for. The more gratitude you have, the happier you will be.

  • “Your first thought in the morning should be ‘Thank You'”. Me!

See? I told you! As soon as your eyes open, as soon as you realize you are awake, say thank you. You made it through another night safely and alive. That’s a ton to be thankful for. This too is probably one of my fave gratitude quotes.

15 gratitude quotes to remind you how blessed you are

  • “Gratitude changes everything”.

Amirite? Of course it does! When we are grateful we are happy and we are sending out positive thankful energy to the Universe. In turn, well you know, it sends more cool things to be grateful for! Yay!!

  • “In the blink of an eye, it could all be taken away. Be grateful always”. Me!

This is kind of an ‘in your face’ gratitude quotes but it’s so true. What you have today, including your home or loved ones, can be gone in a second. Never take them for granted. Be grateful always for what you have.

15 gratitude quotes to remind you how blessed you are

  • “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty”. Doris Day

Boom! I love this one and actually just found it the other day. And how true can this be? When you complain, you will get more things to complain about. Practice gratitude and watch all sorts of riches appear, even love.

  • “Happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time. It’s about loving what you have and being grateful for it.” Me!

Right? And we all already know you can’t buy happiness. Oh you can try but it’s only temporary. Just love what you have and be grateful for it now. Out of all my gratitude quotes, this one is super popular! No wonder why.

15 gratitude quotes to remind you how blessed you are

  • “It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful”

Of course when we feel joy we are grateful but true joy comes from having an attitude of gratitude already in place. More gratitude, more things to be joyful about and more love and abundance. Yippee!

  • “Look for the blessing in everything”. Me!

Everything you have now, all that you had and all that is on its way to you is a gift. It’s all something to be grateful for. Find the blessing and the gift in all of it.

15 gratitude quotes to remind you how blessed you are

  • “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles”.

Dare I say it again? Another one of my favourite gratitude quotes. I find this one just has so much power behind it. Be a magnet for miracles, not misery. Watch your words, your thoughts and your feelings. 

  • “There will come a day when you will be so grateful you never gave up”. Me!

I promise. There will be. Look how far you’ve already come! You’ve already survived 100% of your worst days. Keep going. Don’t give up. You’ll be grateful you didn’t.

15 gratitude quotes that will remind you how blessed you are

  • “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind” Lionel Hampton

I love this one!! When we store things in our hearts with love, we remember them as blessings and gifts and we are grateful for them. Too often we hold things in our mind and we end up being angry over them. Choose the heart.

  • “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” Tony Robbins

Oh how I adore Tony Robbins. Love him or hate him his gratitude quotes are amazing. I believe he has some of the best quotes on life to be honest. But think about this one. Be grateful and watch how fear magically goes away!

15 gratitude quotes to remind you how blessed you are

What are some of your favourite gratitude quotes?

These are just a few of my favourites but I’m sure I have a million more to share with you! Do you have some faves you’d like to share? Drop them in the comments below. I’m always up for reading beautiful quotes on life, love, prosperity, abundance and all things great!

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18 Responses

  1. I love this so much! I do a gratitude journal every night but you’re right – it’s important to start our day with gratitude. I especially like: “Learn to be thankful for what you already have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn. Gratitude doesn’t mean putting your ambitions aside. It just means being grateful for what you have. Pinning!

    1. Gratitude journals are so important too!! Thanx Riana :)

  2. I love all of these. I especially like your quotes. It would be really cool to compile your quotes and display them as a piece of art. Perhaps a gratitude board or something. I would love to have something like that in my home, where my kids can see it and read it every day as a constant reminder! Thanks.

    1. Oh what a great idea !! I should look into that. Thank you for your kind words :)

  3. Really enjoyed reading through all of these! Gratitude is so important. I love the quote from Steve Maraboli. I did a post on gratitude around Thanksgiving & I included it as well…very nicely put! :)

    -Madi xo

    1. Thanx Jen!! Always good to read these any time of year!! :)

  4. I liked all these quotes. especially the grateful one reflects on this time of the year perfectly!

  5. Thank you for the post on Gratitude. Gratitude is the cornerstone on which all personal and spiritual growth depends. It’s the first step. And anything we can do to enhance our gratitude practice is important. I do keep a gratitude journal, and I include all the hard things too that are testing me, because I know I grow from those things too.

    However one of the biggest joys of my gratitude practice is the moment when that overwhelming sense of gratitude suddenly takes hold and lifts me to a higher level of consiousness where I become gratitude itself.

    I think we’ve all experienced those special moments.

    Nick

    1. Thank you Nick I’m glad you liked this post! And you’re right, I think we all do experience those magical moments xo

  6. Iva-
    Loved your article…Amazing the joy you spread to the world!!! One improvement you can make….put your name not me on your quotes…CLAIM THEM…I copied your quotes for my book on Manifestation and I had to go back and change me to your name!!! Here are some of my faves on Gratitude I am using for my book…..

    “The gratitude formula is so simple: be grateful for what you already have and you’ll get more of what you want.” -Jessica Estrada

    ‘You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: The more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given to you.”
    -Sarah Ban Breathnach
    Author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook
    of Comfort and Joy

    “Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude.”
    PHILIPPIANS 4:6

    “There are no limits to the good you can
    bring fourth to you, and by practicing
    gratitude daily, you will increase and
    maximize your magnetic power to attract
    a life beyond your wildest dreams.”
    -Rhonda Byrne
    Author of The Secret

    have an attitude of gratitude.
    -Thomas S. Monson

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life
    it turns what we have 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 Beattle

    “Gratitude is the single
    most important
    ingredient to living a successful and
    fulfilled life.”
    -Jack Canfield
    Author of… chicken soup for the Soul

    “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”
    -Unknown

    “Gratitude opens the door to
    the power, the wisdom,
    the creativity of
    the Universe. You open
    the door through
    gratitude.”
    -Deepak Chopra

    How do you like mine????
    -Sky (Laurie Mainczyk-Kulasik)
    lmainczyk490@gmail.com

    1. Awesome! Thanx for reading and sharing your collection xox

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Iva Ursano is a retired hairstylist turned badass freelancer, who left behind 52 years of her life in Northern Ontario, Canada for a life of freedom, love and beauty in sunny Guatemala. She has two main purposes in life: feed hungry bellies and help inspire people to live a life of joy and love.

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