Wisdom of Gratitude

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I woke up this morning with an incredible zest to expand my feeling of gratefulness. Well, there is not so much to expand as to recognize all the things that I am grateful for but haven’t thought about lately.

That’s the thing about living in a fast-paced world where our daily activities, big and small, fly by and are quickly forgotten. It’s always been that way. There is nothing new in the world. That got me thinking about one of my favorite quotes —

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault

As a no regrets kind of guy, I admit to sometimes not living in gratitude. Thankfully, the wisdom of others is always making sure I remember what is important—

Here are a few of my favorites.

“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

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” —Estonian Proverb

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”—William Faulkner

“Enough is a feast.”—Buddhist Proverb

“When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.”—Anthony Robbins

“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”—Vietnamese Proverb

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.”—Cicero

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”—Robert Brault

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