10 Amazing Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Stay Thankful
At some point in our lives, we all need reminding that we need to be thankful for what we have. Particularly when we’re feeling down, it’s good to be reminded of the precious things we have in our life – such as our health, our lived ones and our friends – that we should express gratitude for.
Sometimes, though, life can get on top of us to the point where we forget to stay thankful. We get stressed, feel pressured at work, and we let things get to us. We forget about the miracle of life, and we forget that our life is actually pretty awesome.
If you need reminding of the beauty that exists in your life, let’s take a look at 10 amazing motivational quotes that will inspire you to stay thankful.
“Sometimes, the little things in life mean the most.”
– Ellen Hopkins
They certainly do. Think of the little things in life that you look forward to. Perhaps a hamburger with fries after a long day at work, a milkshake after a work-out, a cuddle from your dog, or a sunset on a lazy Friday night. These are the things we need to be thankful for the most.
“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.”
– Melody Beattie
When we’re grateful for something, we’re satisfied with the things we have in life. We don’t need to keep striving for perfection and aiming for impossibilities. We realise that we have more than enough. At this point, we feel content and ordered. And when we are thankful for what we have, it suddenly seems perfect. A small meal is as good as a feast.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust
Life would be really dreary without people who lift the gloom and make us happy. For this reason, you absolutely have to be thankful for the people in your life who cheer you up. They could be friends and family, or they could be television personalities or music artists. Be thankful that such people exist.
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to thank with deep gratitude those who have lighted the flame within us.”
– Albert Schweitzer
We all have friends in our life who we need to be grateful of. Our friends lift our spirits, share moments with us, and are there for us.
Then there are those special friends who have helped to bring us out of a dark place. They have been there during our struggles and “lighted the flame within us.” They have brought the best out of us, got us back on our feet, and reminded us that we can achieve so much. These are friends you need to be thankful for. They are one in a million.
“I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.”
– Tim Tebow
The way you start your day is important. If you start your day cursing the weather, before stumbling into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee and cursing the fact that you’ve barely got any milk left, the rest of your day will be tempered by your foul mood. It won’t ease up. That is your mindset.
It’s important to start your day positively. Instead of cursing the bad weather and your lack of milk, be thankful for them. Be thankful for the beauty of the rain that is watering the crops; be thankful that you have food. You are fortunate. Be thankful that you are alive and well, and can appreciate the poetry of things.
“All I ever really wanted, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I’m doing and to be committed to whatever I’m doing and then let results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.”
– Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Be thankful that you are able to give 100% to the things you do. Be thankful that you have strength, conviction and potential. It is your dedication to a cause that can produce the results you want.
“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘thank you for that experience.’”
– Oprah Winfrey
There are definitely good and bad experiences, but sometimes a bad experience can actually be a life lesson that teaches us to make improvements and to avoid such a thing ever happening again.
If, for example, you’ve had a bad relationship, instead of resenting the person and filling yourself with negative energy, you can forgive them and be thankful that at least they have taught you what not to do in the future.
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience the world.”
– John Milton
The great English poet John Milton recognises that it is gratitude that allows us to see the music of life. If we walk around with our eyes closed, we miss the poetry of a leaf falling from a tree; we miss the eloquence of the wind rubbing against our shoulders and the euphoria of a rainbow in the summer.
Life is captivating, but it is only so if we have gratitude for it. Be grateful for life and you will enjoy it so much more.
“I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.”
– Srikhumar Rao
You need to follow your heart and do something you enjoy doing. You need to find something you love and chase your purpose.
A life without a purpose is certainly a life that you are not living; you are sleepwalking through it, passing the time until death knocks at your door.
If you’re currently in a malaise, you should take some time out to discover your purpose. And then attack it with everything you’ve got.
“A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realise how blessed you are for what you have.”