Soul Food for Friday: Quotes for Launching a Daily Gratitude Revolution

One of the reasons to give thanks this upcoming Thanksgiving Day is to be thankful for a nation that recognizes, we need to set aside a day to give thanks. Of course, I think this should be a daily activity, and the goal of this week’s Soul Food for Friday is to start a daily gratitude revolution.

“What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?” — Michael Hyatt

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” — Melody Beattie

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward

“Those who drink the water must remember those who dug the well.” — Chinese Proverb

“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? — how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” — Sydney Smith (Ditto for chocolate!)

“Of all the “attitudes” we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life changing.” — Zig Ziglar

“A man blessed with a good mamma and a good wife has no right to complain about anything else.” — Claude Pepper (Amen! I’m that man.)

“A thankful heart is the parent of all virtues.” — Cicero

“If you’re not grateful, you’re not rich — no matter how much you have.” — Sir John Templeton

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“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

“The habit of thankfulness is learned only by practicing it, day in and day out.” — Ann Hibbard

“Let us be thankful for the fools; but for them the rest of us could not succeed.” — Mark Twain

“Gratitude changes your perspective about life. You see the future, experience the present, and remember the past in a dramatically different way.” — Erwin McManus

“For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that He has vouchsafed me knowledge of His works; deep thanks that He has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward — a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song.” — Helen Keller

“Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess.” — Max Lucado

“Gratitude is a loving and thankful response toward God for His presence with us and within this world … Delight in God and His good will is the heartbeat of thankfulness.” — Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

What words remind you to give thanks? And what tops your list this Thanksgiving to express gratitude to God this day and every day?

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