Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gratitude quotes inspire gratitude and love, keys to abundance

Gratitude quotes have the potential to change your life. The more you read or listen to inspiring words that connect you directly to your higher self, the better you feel (at least for the moment).

The key to taking full advantage of gratitude quotes is to couple them with actions that express your personal love and gratitude for all you have going on at any given moment.

For example, a prayer for gratitude opens your heart and makes you more receptive to receive the abundance that the Universe has in store for you.

Imagine character education: gratitude can play a major role in changing how people view their circumstances. We always can find something to be thankful for, even under the worst imaginable situation.

"Beginning to tune into even the minutest feelings of ...gratitude softens us...If we begin to acknowledge these moments and cherish them...then no matter how fleeting and tiny this good heart may seem, it will gradually, at its own speed, expand." --- Pema Chodron

"I have learned, in whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content."---Saint Paul

Since our moods and emotions change faster than the weather or stock market, the more you're able to be grateful when things are not quite going the way you desire, the more peace you'll live with.

Each day, in order to build upon your gratitude, you can write a gratitude poem or go for a gratitude walk or gratitude swim.

You'll be amazed at how good you feel after you express gratitude regularly, not just at your favorite place of prayer.

A few gratitude quotes to make you feel good

"This is what binds all people and all creation together- the gratuity of the gift of being." --- Matthew Fox

"God gave burdens, also shoulders."--- Yiddish Proverb

 "It is not that there is no evil, accidents, deformity, pettiness, hatred. It's that there is a broader view. Evils exists in the part. Perfection exists in the whole." ---Hugh Prather

Here's a link to a popular site containing many gratitude quotes from various sources.

There's a famous quote in the self-help movement about seeing the glass as half-full or half-empty. Here's a gratitude quote that expresses it slightly different:

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses." --- Alphonse Karr

Gratitude quotes light the way to love and gratitude

I've already written about the power of love and gratitude as well as including a sample letter of gratitude.

Some day we will see that we are all one. We will look at the world as Ralph Waldo Emerson did when he stated: "God has delegated himself to a million deputies."

Gratitude quotes help us move closer to that day because when we express our own gratitude quotes or read what others have to say, we are for the time being thankful and not complaining.

One of my friends was once told by a very wise man: "Know it for certain that everything that comes to you is in your own best spiritual interests."

Obviously remembering that gratitude quote when all hell is breaking out around us is not always easy. In fact it's very challenging. But we grow when we can accept those things we least wanted and were least anticipated.

What sometimes gets in the way of accepting ourselves and the events in our lives is our unconscious beliefs and attitudes. That is why as mentioned on previous pages of this web site it is so crucial to clearing limiting beliefs.

It's almost impossible for gratitude quotes to work on the deepest of levels until we begin working on the blocks that imprison us.

Here's a gratitude quote from a very well know man, Norman Vincent Peale.

"...a basic law:
the more you practice the art of thankfulness,
the more you have to be thankful for.
This, of course, is a fact.
Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind.
The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process
by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity."
(Norman Vincent Peale, American pastor, Author 1898-1993)

Honesty with Others

Fooling others is simple, its not hard to do;
and over the years, I’ve fooled quite a few.
After life times of deception, I got sick inside,
feeling the anguish of telling untruths and lies.

When I stopped fooling myself, I fooled others less,
My life became more peaceful, I live with less stress.