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15 Quotes About Being Thankful That Will Inspire Both You and Your Children

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Here are some words of wisdom about being thankful for you and your children to read.

With Turkey Day coming up at the end of this month, the theme of being thankful is in the air. But, as we all know, the importance of gratitude and thankfulness is something we should acknowledge all year round. And as parents, it’s so important to teach our children to be grateful for and appreciative of everything in their lives- from people to experiences to the world around them, as we work to raise humble, respectful, compassionate human beings. There are so many beautiful quotes out there about being thankful, some eloquent, some touching and some poignant and straightforward that help remind us to come from a place of gratitude and acknowledge all the good in our lives. We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite quotes that both you and your children can read for inspiration and to feel grateful.

  1. “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” — Rumi
  2. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” — Eckhart Tolle
  4. “If the only prayer you said in your life was ‘Thank You’, that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart
  5. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward
  6. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault
  7. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha
  8. “In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru
  9. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus
  10. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder
  11. “Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally “count our blessings,” give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have.” — Shakti Gawain
  12. “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” — Chinese Proverb
  13. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
  14. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens
  15. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” — A.A. Milne

 

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