The SMART Living 30-Day Gratitude Challenge 2012–30 Days of Quotes and Gratitude

Here are all quotes used during our SMART Living 30-Day Gratitude Challenge.   For a quick pick-me-up or to remember that we all have lots to be grateful for, just read through these every now and then. 

November 30           “We think we have to do something to be grateful or something has to be done in order for us to be grateful, when gratitude is a state of being.”  ~ Iyanla Vanzant  November 29             Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~Doris Day 

November 28            “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.”~ Naomi Williams November 27            The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.” ~Neale Donald Walsch

November 26            Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  ~Melodie Beattie

November 25              “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”   ~G.B. [Gladys Bertha] Stern 

November 24             “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”  ~Cicero

November 23            Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.”  ~Eileen Caddy 

November 22             If you want a solid and practical way to make positive change in your life RIGHT NOW then a 30-day gratitude challenge is an excellent way to get it going”.   ~  Kathy Gottberg

November 21             “ThanksGiving is good but ThanksLiving is better.” ~Matthew Henry

November 20            “…it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~David Steindl-Rast 

November 19            Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about.”~ Dr. John F. Demartini November 18            “Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe.  You open the door through gratitude.”  ~Deepak Chopra 

November 17            “Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.”   ~Jack Canfield 

November 16            “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 you.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

November 15            “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. ”~Ernest Hemingway  

November 14            “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

November 13            “Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for.” — Barry Neil Kaufman November 12            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

November 11             “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought,  and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton 

November 10            “Be grateful for whatever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”    ~Rumi   

November 9              “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”  ~Elizabeth Gilbert  November 8            “Gratitude is a two fold love – love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.” – Henry Van Dyke

November 7             “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder

November 6             “Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.”   ~Alan Cohen    

November 5             “I cannot tell you anything that, in a few minutes, will tell you how to be rich.  But I can tell you how to feel rich, which is far better, let me tell you firsthand, than being rich.  Be grateful…It’s the only totally reliable get-rich-quick scheme.”   ~Ben Stein 

November 4             “Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art….It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of our world.”  – Joanna Macy 

November 3             “What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it–would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” ~Ralph Marston

November 2             “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

November 1             “If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ~Meister Eckhart  

It’s NEVER too late to start being grateful!  Start your own challenge today! (For more details about how you join the challenge click here)


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2 Responses to The SMART Living 30-Day Gratitude Challenge 2012–30 Days of Quotes and Gratitude

  1. Bookmarking this post for future reference! Awesome collection of quotes!
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