Centre for Civil Society and Rotary International have initiated a sounds-good project called ‘Building Attitudes of Gratitude’ in society. There’s even a community thanksgiving function in Delhi (though with speeches by politicians and lawyers). Meanwhile, check out how the whole world agrees that two more bottles of whine is not a good idea.
Jo sukh mein sumiran karein, toh dukh kaahey ko hoye?
If we remember God when happy, will there ever be sorrow?
Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
The Hausa of Nigeria
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, it must be gratitude.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! —Henry Ward Beecher You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted — a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
Rabbi Harold Kushner
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All other sins may be redeemed except ingratitude.
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. "
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
William Arthur Ward
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.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eic Hoffer (Reflections on the Human Condition)
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Cythia Ozick
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude towards gratitude.