"Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much youíve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress." ~Marelisa Fabrega



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To give gratitude is to affirm life's gifts. The spiritual discipline of giving daily thanks, will open your heart, clarify your visions, bring you more awareness and is an antidote to bitterness and resentment. You become more aware of the fact that you are alive. As you slide each bead, Gratitude Bead , remember that which you are grateful for.
"I think itís important to stress that gratitude is really a choice. It doesnít depend upon circumstances or genetic wiring or something that we donít have control over. It really becomes an attitude that we can choose that makes life better for ourselves and for other people. I think about it as the best approach to life. When things go well gratitude enables us to savor things going well. When things go poorly gratitude enables us to get over those situations and to realize they are temporary."
~Robert Emmons, Ph.D.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~MELODY BEATTIE
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."
~Meister Eckhart
"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."
~Ralph Marston
"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
"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more."
~Buddha
"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."
~Cicero
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude."
~Henry Ward Beecher
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
~Margaret Cousins
"When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears."
~Anthony Robbins
"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving."
~Kahlil Gibran
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."
~Brian Tracy
"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."
~Lionel Hampton
"Gratitude is the memory of the heart."
~French Proverb
"I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned."
~Gwyn Thomas
"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."
~G.K. Chesterton
"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily."
~Gerald Good
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
~Thornton Wilder
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate or value into your life."
~Christiane Northrup
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
~Denis Waitley
"Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives."
~Terry Lynn Taylor
"Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy." ~M.J. Ryan
"You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you."
~Sarah Ban Breathnach





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