Most people are only grateful when things go their way, and lose out on the powerful positive benefits of gratitude. By being grateful, you shift your energy, which shifts your thinking, actions and ultimately your results. Gratitude is a state of mind, not dependent on your external circumstances.

Advice from Masters: Quotes & Tips on Gratitude

Affirmations quote by Om Swami - When you are grateful, an invisible blanket of peace covers you, it makes you glow, it makes you happy, strong, warm. Gratitude puts mind at ease about everything around.

Gratitude is not dependent on your external realities: Gratitude is not dependent on the magnitude of materiality, it is not dependent on what all you must have. Gratitude is simply a state of mind, an expression of the heart, a commitment to tolerance, a resolution to be happy, a feeling of peace, a sense of contentment, an emotion of fulfillment.

Om Swami – Spiritual Monk, Author – If Truth Be Told / A Million Thoughts

Gratitude can transform your life: What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for. This shifts your energy and starts to shift your thinking. Whereas before this exercise you might be focusing on what you don’t have, your complaints, and your problems, you go in a different direction when you do this exercise. 

Rhonda Bryne – Author – The Secret / The Power / The Magic / Hero
Affirmations quote by Oprah Winfrey - If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank you,’ it will be enough.

Being grateful all the time isn’t easy. But it’s when you feel least thankful  that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you: perspective. Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy to positive. It’s the quickest, easiest, most powerful way to effect change in your life—this I know for sure.

Oprah Winfrey – Author – What I Know for Sure / The Wisdom of Sundays

Recommended Books – Gratitude

Top Videos on the power of Gratitude

David Steindl-Rast on Gratitude & Happiness

David Steindl-Rast, a monk and scholar, discusses the linkage between gratitude and happiness in his TED talk.

How & Why to start a gratitude journal

Learn how and why you should start a gratitude journal and why gratitude is a powerful tool to help you create a happier, healthier more vibrant life.

Thank You – A motivational video on the importance of gratitude

A motivational video on the power of gratitude and how to say ‘Thank You’ for all that you have.

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