28 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes That Will Transform Your Day


Inspiring gratitude quotes that are sure to help shift your perspective toward what’s already great about you life and elevate your spirits!

Would you love to experience greater ease, flow, and abundance in your life? If so, gratitude is the pathway that will take you there!

By practicing gratitude, we change our entire magnetic field and attract opportunities for greater abundance and joy into our lives.

In other posts you may have read here on my blog, I’ve discussed powerful truths about the benefits of meditation and how to practice gratitude during times of adversity.

But sometimes, we’re all in need of a little inspiration to help shift us into a gratitude-focused mindset that will hopefully stay with us throughout our day!

And it’s my pleasure to introduce, “Grateful: Happy, Healthy & Wealthy,” a free guided gratitude meditation available now!

And so, to help you do this, here are 28 of my favorite, most inspiring gratitude quotes that are sure to help shift your perspective toward what’s already great about you life, and elevate your spirits!

  1. “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar
  2. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein albert-einstein-gratitude-quote
  3. “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
  4. “In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  5. “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou
  6. “When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, ‘Yes, this is how I ought to feel.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner
  7. “It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle
  8. “Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” – Deepak Chopra deepak-chopra-gratitude-quote
  9. “Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.” – Marianne Williamson
  10. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust marcel-proust-gratitude-quote
  11. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”  – Marcus Aurelius
  12. “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
  13. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong kristin-armstrong-gratitude-quote
  14. “To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” – Victor Hugo
  15. “The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” – Neale Donald Walsch
  16. “My day begins and ends with gratitude.” – Louise Hay
  17. “Do not resent your place in the story. Do not imagine yourself elsewhere. Do not close your eyes and picture a world without thorns, without shadows, without hawks. Change this world. Use your body like a tool meant to be used up, discarded, and replaced. Better every life you touch. We will reach the final chapter.” – ND Wilson
  18. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Cicero gratitude-greatest-of-virtues-cicero-quote
  19. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward
  20. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Eckhart Tolle
  21. “For your heart is like a flower as it grows, and it’s the rain, not just the sun that helps it bloom.” – Charles Fink
  22. “The honey doesn’t taste so good once it is being eaten; the goal doesn’t mean so much once it is reached; the reward is no so rewarding once it has been given. If we add up all the rewards in our lives, we won’t have very much. But if we add up the spaces between the rewards, we’ll come up with quite a bit. And if we add up the rewards and the spaces, then we’ll have everything – every minute of the time that we spent.” – Benjamin Hoff
  23. “Gratitude leads to greatness. It can literally turn what you have into more than enough, jobs into joy, chaos into order, uncertainty into clarity, and bring peace to an otherwise chaotic day.” – Marc Chernoff
  24. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
  25. “All that we behold is full of blessings.” – William Wordsworth gratitude-quote-william-wordsworth
  26. “Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I choose gratitude.” – Nick Vujicic
  27. “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
  28. “Gratitude puts us in harmony with the very source that’s breathing us, the very power that gives us life.” – Mary Morrissey

And that is the Power of Gratitude

Notice that the common thread in all of the above gratitude quotes, from all these different great thinkers, is that practicing gratitude increases abundance, internal peace and happiness, and decreases suffering.

And remember: Gratitude is a practice — here’s my 30+ years morning gratitude practice — one each of us can aim to focus on and bring more of into our lives on a daily basis!

By being grateful for what we have in this life, we will attract more of what we want, and will become the best versions of ourselves.

And now, one last thing…I have a gift for YOU!

Shift Into a Frequency of Gratitude and Amplify Your Abundance with this FREE Guided Meditation from Mary Morrissey

Introducing the “Grateful: Happy, Healthy & Wealthy” Guided Audio Meditation

  • Generate an instant wave of gratitude for yourself and your life – even if it’s only the ability to walk through this day, to see the sky, or to see the smile on a stranger’s face. A grateful heart is a wealthy heart!
  • Shift your focus away from what seems to be missing or wrong, so that you’re more easily able to direct your awareness toward what you would love to expand and experience more of in your life.
  • Begin to see golden opportunities that were here all along, but you simply weren’t able to see them from the frequency of fear, doubt, worry and criticism. Gratitude is an open door to a happier, to a healthier, and to a wealthier life!


Shift Into a Frequency of Gratitude and Amplify Your Abundance In Just 10 Minutes with Grateful: Happy, Healthy & Wealthy: marymorrissey.com/op/power-of-gratitude/free-meditation/

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Comments (38)

  • Diane Moodley

    I am grateful for my job as a therapist. I am grateful that I have a job and a job where I have the power to change a person’s life. I am very grateful to you Mary for all that you are and for changing my perspective in life.

  • FYI: Number 12 is misattributed to Emerson when in fact it is Wallace Wattles, from his “Science of Getting Rich,” Chapter 7.

  • Malgorzata Starski

    Thank you, Mary. I’m grateful for many people in my life including you Mary. Especially for people like you cause I have a very close to me person who is living hell.
    I pray for her sometimes, and I think it helps little, but her furies are keep coming back.
    Because of her, I’m even more thankful to God for His peace and presence in my life.

  • Malgorzata Starski

    Thank you, Mary. I’m grateful for many people in my life including you Mary. Especially for people like you cause I have a very close to me person who is living hell. I pray for her sometimes, and I think it helps little, but her furies are keep coming back. Because of her, I’m even more thankful to God for His peace and presence in my life.

  • Thank you for being such a blessing to me.

  • Am so grateful for these wonderful quotes of gratitude and I am thankful to you Mary.
    Thanks and thanks a lot , may God bless us all.

  • Ramasamy Mahalingam

    Thank you for the profound gratitude quotes!
    I look up with gratitude to count my blessings!
    And I look forward with hope to be mindful of my goals in life!
    God Bless!

  • Ahmed M Al yazedi

    In spite of my weakness in English, but MADAM Mary Morrissey’s manner is very simple and eases to understand
    Thank you again

  • Wow! I’ve just turned on the music “Activate your higher mind: Unblock your true potential – Clean self – doubt” by Good Vibes on Youtube and read this article. It changes my frequency at once. Amazing !

  • Anna Marie O'Brien

    Thank you Mary.

  • Thank you so much for those quotes that help me to find peace and happiness!

  • Thank you so much for those quotes that help me to find happiness!

  • susan m will

    Thank you for your wisdom, and sharing your abundance with all of us.

  • What a grateful email to receive this morning. Thank you for reminding me and pay forward.

  • Thank you for your gifts of kindness, encouragement & mentoring along the way. Your story touched me. As I follow along & see the path your life has taken, it becomes a reality that you have been a true miracle. This inspires many of us to be open to the same. Your quotes on gratitude are a good place for us all to start. Thank you!

  • Stefan Phillips

    I am a burst brain aneurysm grade 4 SAH survivor who spent a month in a coma and another in hospital. Out of 30,000 cases I’m one of the few who lived to talk about it. I am grateful for every day I see the sun rise and all that comes my way. Some of these quotes are outstanding. Do good people. It matters. Thank you for sharing

  • Thank you Mary!

  • Deborah Ryan

    Thank you so much for your sweet kindness and generosity of sharing such beautiful quotes with me! I am forever humbled from your gift of loveliness to me!

    I am by nature, very grateful for everything and everyone always! Life is beautiful, even in times that we need reassurance, love, kindness, generosity, etc. It is never too late to love and be grateful!

    I hope you have a most wonderful Thanksgiving full of laughter, love, light and wonderful blessings! Thank you so much, again!

    With love always,

    Deborah Ryan

  • i received your quotes and they are brilliant thank you

  • Mary
    Your quotes are so extremely wonderful and beautiful.
    We all forget to be grateful and humble.
    Our busy lifestyle takes this away from us daily.
    We are all greatly Blessed and Highly Favored to have you in our lives. You and your family and friends Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

  • Andrew Dio

    Thank you. Two or these quotes made my day.

  • Rosaline Lazarus

    Thanks a million for these powerful quotes.It has been my experience that gratitude opens the door to power and creativity.

  • Sarayu Ramaswamy

    Gratitude is some smallest particle of thanks To everyone whom have contributed immensely for our growth and development and God for all the blessings that have been showered on us . Mary , Thank you so much for having sent the great quotations about gratitude , the words of wisdom uttered by so many eminent persons . May God bless you for your large heartedness .

  • Maria Manuel

    Thank you for being a blessing.

  • Thank you Mary, for these lovely Gratitude Affirmations. I am so grateful you are part of the abundance in my life! Thank you for all your teachings and your support. warmly, Beth

  • Words of Wisdom. am so blessed Mary. Thank you for your continual inspirational, motivational words. God bless you and all of yours.

  • I like to put up a few reminders around my house to keep me on the right mind set through the day when home.

  • Betsy Mitchell

    So simple, so true and so powerful. I am working toward deepening my sense of gratitude on a daily basis. Simple, but not always easy. I feel myself expanding though!

  • Dorothy Knight

    I agree. Gratitude brightens your perspective and increases your happiness. It’s all good. ?

  • Jan Grenell

    Thank you so much. I can’t begin to tell you, how many times in my life you have been this for me. Thank you for being the Blessing! I am very grateful.

  • Lisa Garmon

    Wonderful gratitude quotes, I sent this email to my children and closest friends. Thank you.

  • Barbara Hoelscher

    I’m grateful for and love my conversations (prayers) with my Heavenly Father. I’m grateful for and love my outdoors and the critters who share it with me. I’m grateful for and love the Church that found me and nurtures me. I’m grateful for and love my families!

  • Suzanne Troll

    I am grateful for many things and people therefore. I will keep it simple and express my gratitude for quotations of all kinds, the people who expressed them originally and the people that have recorded them so that they can be shared. They can spark life back into us,. Thank you for the loving miracle that you are, Mary!

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