Mommy To Be Quotes

Mommy To Be Quotes – Pregnancy brings a new meaning to the concept of beauty. It is a period of immense joy coupled with excitement. The feeling of carrying a little soul within you is magnificent. If you are expecting a little angel soon, here are a few quotes for you, which will motivate you, inspire you and will surely make you smile. And if you aren’t, then our collection of pregnancy quotes will make you realize how special and blessed pregnant women are.

To cerish the moment, enjoy our mommy tobe quotes list presented for you. Enjoy

Mommy To Be Quotes

“The hand of a bride becomes the hand of a mother. Ever so gently she cares for her precious child. Bathing, dressing, feeding, comforting—there is no hand like mother’s. Nor does its tender care diminish through the years.” —Thomas S. Monson

“We help God’s children best by providing ways to build faith in Jesus Christ and in His restored gospel when they are young.” —Henry B. Eyring

“Life is not only meant to be appreciated in retrospect . . . There is something each day to embrace and cherish.” —Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“There are few things more powerful than the faithful prayers of a righteous mother.” —Boyd K. Packer

“The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.” —Jeffrey R. Holland“

“To mothers who are raising their children without a father in the home, I promise you that as you speak of Jesus Christ, you will feel the power of heaven blessing you.” —Neil L. Andersen

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” —Genesis 3:20

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” —Maya Angelou

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” —Jodi Picoult

“The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times, but amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.” —M. Russell Ballard

“My mother gave me life and never asked for anything in return. That is her secret you know, always giving without any expectations. She is as constant as the sunrise, the moon, the stars, and I count on her. She helps me find my way through the years and makes me laugh while doing it. There are some things only a mother can do.” —Unknown

“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” —Jane Sellman

“What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” —Billy Graham

“A mother is the truest friend we have. When trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” —Washington Irving
“I love these little people, and it is not a slight thing when they who are so fresh from God love us.” —Charles Dickens

“Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.” —Elisabeth Hasselback

“‘I have no need for children for it is happiness I am in search,’ and all the while she spoke, I smiled while happiness tugged at my skirt.” —Unknown

“No society will long survive without mothers who care for their young and provide that nurturing care so essential for their normal development.” —Ezra Taft Benson

“A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson

“A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle indeed. Such an incredible blessing.” —Jennie Finch

“Men have to have something given to them to make them saviors of men, but not mothers, not women. They are born with an inherent right, an inherent authority, to be the saviors of human souls … and the regenerating force in the lives of God’s children.” —Matthew Cowley

“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” —Proverbs 31:27–30

“Teach her to look to the Author and Finisher of her faith for her validation and worth. Help her to fear only God and not man. And remind her that the mission-field of home is a battleground worth fighting for.” —Kelly Crawford

“All those clichés—those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood—all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.” —Penelope Cruz

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln

“I will protect you until you are grown and then I will let you fly free, but loving you, that is for always.” —Charlotte Gray

“There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

“A mother’s love is whole no matter how many times it’s divided.” —Unknown

“Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you’ve gained from having one.” —Sunny Gupta

“As daughters of our Heavenly Father, and as daughters of Eve, we are all mothers and we have always been mothers. And we each have the responsibility to love and help lead the rising generation.” —Sheri L. Dew

“Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in, and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.” —Diane Keaton

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” —Victor Hugo

“Parents must have the courage to say no, to defend truth, and to bear powerful testimony.” —Quentin L. Cook

“Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody. … As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.” —Annie Lennox

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Unknown

“I don’t know about changing my perspective, because motherhood is such a glorious blessing and I am very thankful for that. It is such a beautiful experience. I so strongly recommend it. It’s bliss, love, and fulfillment of another level.” —Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

“My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ That’s probably what I quote from her and live by the most.” —Jennifer Garner

“Perhaps the reason we respond so universally to our mothers’ love is because it typifies the love of our Savior.” —Bradley D. Foster

“Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in, it is what God gave you time for.” —Rachel JanKovic

“Completeness? Happiness? These words don’t come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.” —Anita Baker

“There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.” —M. Russell Ballard

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” —Proverbs 31:26

“Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday, and they don’t think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment.” —Jessalyn Gilsig

“The ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity.” —Dallin H. Oaks

“As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.” —Rachel Cusk

“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.” —First Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” —Barbara Kingsolver
“Women bring with them into the world a certain virtue, a divine gift that makes them adept at instilling such qualities as faith, courage, empathy, and refinement in relationships and in cultures.” —D. Todd Christofferson

“Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, … and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.” —Donna Ball

“You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. Motherhood really grounds you.” —Keri Russell
“The highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother.” —Russell M. Nelson
“Being a mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field since the payment is pure love.” —Mildred B. Vermont

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.” —Unknown

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever.” —Unknown

“I know of no better answer to [the] foul practices that confront our young people than the teachings of a mother, given in love with an unmistakable warning.” —Gordon B. Hinckley

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” —Tenneva Jordan

“Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.” —Unknown

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” —Linda Wooten

“Mothers of today have no greater opportunity and no more serious challenge than to do all they can to strengthen the home.” —L. Tom Perry

“I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine; she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” —Terri Guillemets

“There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom.” —Stephanie Precourt

“Who can justly measure the righteous influence of a mother’s love? What enduring fruits result from the seeds of truth that a mother carefully plants and lovingly cultivates in the fertile soil of a child’s trusting mind and heart? As a mother, you have been given divine instincts to help you sense your child’s special talents and unique capacities.” —Richard G. Scott
“Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world.” —C.S. Lewis

“I believe in love at first sight, because I’ve been loving my mother since I opened my eyes.” —Unknown

“God’s most extraordinary work is most often done by ordinary people in the seeming obscurity of a home and family.” —Neal A. Maxwell

“When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” —Connie Shultz

“Mothers and children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama
“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. … To have been loved so deeply … will give us some protection forever.” —J. K. Rowling

“The more I live, the more I recognize that the teaching moments in my youth, especially those provided by my parents, have shaped my life and made me who I am. It is impossible to overestimate the influence of parents who understand the hearts of their children.” —Robert D. Hales

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone elses.” —Princess Diana

“Being a young mom means that we met a little early, but it also means I get to love you a little longer. Some people said that my life ended when I had a baby, but my life had just begun. You didn’t take away from my future, you gave me a new one.” —Unknown

“If you try your best to be the best parent you can be, you will have done all that a human being can do and all that God expects you to do.” —Jeffrey R. Holland

“Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” —Andy Stanley

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” —Sophia Loren

“You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.” —Gordon B. Hinckley

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” —Oprah Winfrey

“Feeling the security and constancy of love from a spouse, a parent or a child is a rich blessing. Such love nurtures and sustains faith in God. Such love is a source of strength and casts out fear. Such love is the desire of every human soul.” —David A. Bednar

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” —Meryl Streep

“The bond between mothers and their children is one defined by love. As a mother’s prayers for her children are unending, so are the wisdom, grace, and strength they provide to their children.” —President George W. Bush

“No woman who understands the gospel would ever think that any other work is more important or would ever say, “I am just a mother,” for mothers heal the souls of men.” —Sheri Dew

“Because I feel that in the heavens above, the angels whispering to one another can find among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of ‘mother.’” —Edgar Allan Poe

“There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas, creation’s most unique and precious pearl, and heaven help us always to remember, that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” —Glen Campbell

“The joy of motherhood comes in moments. … Families need unstructured time when relationships can deepen and real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, to laugh, and to play together.” —M. Russell Ballard

“When my children are hurt or disappointed I need to lead them to Jesus. I am not enough, but Jesus is.” —Unknown

“I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.” —Angelina Jolie

“You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. … Do not trade your birthright as a mother for some bauble of passing value. … The baby you hold in your arms will grow quickly as the sunrise and sunset of the rushing days.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
“Being a mom has made me so tired—and so happy.” —Tina Fey

“The name of mother: The noblest thoughts my soul can claim. The holiest words my tongue can frame. Unworthy are to frame the name more sacred than all other. An infant when her love first came, a man, I find it just the same. Reverently I breathe her name—The blessed name of mother.” —George Griffith Fetter

“Motherhood is heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.” —Olivia Wilde

“My mom is my hero. She inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.” —Tim McGraw

“If a child is not listening, don’t despair. Time and truth are on your side. At the right moment, your words will return as if from heaven itself. Your testimony will never leave your children.” —Neil L. Andersen

“I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.” —Kate Beckinsale

“There is eternal influence and power in motherhood.” —Unknown

“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until your death.”

best pregnancy quotes“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.”

“Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males.”

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”

“Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

“Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.”

“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love.”

“Pregnancy is getting company inside one’s skin.”

“What good fathers and mothers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.”

“There is no way out of the experience except through it, because it is not really your experience at all but the baby’s. Your body is the child’s instrument of birth.”

“A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.”

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.”

“Sometimes when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones under your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.”

“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or hatch.”

“Before you were born, I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.”

“A ship under sail and a big bellied woman, are the handsomest two things that can be seen commonly.”

“Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.”

funny pregnancy quotes“There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world, it is better than bombing one out of it.”

“My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt.”

“Feeling fat lasts nine months, but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.”

“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.”

“Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy.”

“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.”

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.”

“Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.”

“Life is magic, the way nature works seems to be quite magical.”

“The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”

“Think of stretch marks and pregnancy service stripes.”

“Your baby will be only inside you for nine months, so enjoy the intimacy as long as it lasts.”

“Being pregnant changes you as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that completely shifts the focus of life and reevaluates personal and professional goals.”

“Going into a pregnancy is a really challenging time for a woman, because it is forever changing, both mentally and physically.”

“Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same.”

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making, pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”

“You are pregnant and powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power if women worldwide will be with you.”

“You do a lot of growing up when you are pregnant. “

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers… strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

“When you moved, I felt squeezed with a wild infatuation and protectiveness. We are one. Nothing, not even death, can change that.”

“I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate his birth as a fresh twist to a-know which I do not wish to unite.”

“People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you are sweating to death.”

“Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.”

“All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming, growing, turning, floating, swimming deep, deep inside?”

“There is no way out of the experience except through it, because it is not really your experience at all but the baby’s. your body is child’s instrument of birth.”

“If I had my life to live over, instead if wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.”

“In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.”

“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”

“That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while, it’s just the horizon – and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.”

“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.”

“Pregnancy seems designed to prepare you for life as a mother. You start making sacrifices nine months before the child is born, so by the time they put in an appearance you are used to giving things up for them.”

“A strong intention, a relaxed body and an open mind are the main ingredients for an active birth.”

“A great joy is coming.”

“A grand adventure is about to begin.”

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring – and where the sea might deposit you – until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.
Andrew O’Hagan

Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
Taylor Hanson

When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.
Rose Kennedy

Babies don’t need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
Amy Heckerling

In the Mexican culture, we never miss a baptism, a birthday, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a wedding. You must show up. Otherwise, you’ll be in big trouble.
Eva Longoria

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Quotes About Thankfulness

Quotes About Thankfulness – Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness is the proper, fitting or called-for response to benefits or beneficence from a benefactor. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions. It has also been a topic of interest to ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, and continues to engage contemporary western philosophers today. The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions. The study of gratitude within psychology has focused on the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude (state gratitude), individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude (trait gratitude), and the relationship between these two aspects.

According to Cicero, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.” Multiple studies have shown the correlation between gratitude and increased wellbeing not only for the individual but for all people involved. The positive psychology movement has embraced these studies and in an effort to increase overall well-being, has begun to make an effort to incorporate exercises to increase gratitude into the movement. Although in the past gratitude has been neglected by psychology, in recent years much progress has been made in studying gratitude and its positive effects.

To make your life more positive, read these quotes about thankfulness that we already sort for you. Enjoy!

Quotes About Thankfulness

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
― Oprah Winfrey

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don’t notice where we happen to be.”
― Dan Gutman, The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love

“Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!”
― Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine..”
― Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”
― A.W. Tozer

“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Rest and be thankful.”
― William Wordsworth

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.”
― Thomas Goodwin

“People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don’t deserve but they seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things”
― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

“Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!”
― Jeff Dixon

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
― H.A. Ironside

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
― Todd Stocker

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.”
― John Henry Jowett

“I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.”
― Habeeb Akande

“This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
― Elizabeth I

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”
― Henry Clay

“Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world.  Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“Every once in a while God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“Rest and be thankful.”
― William Wadsworth

“Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“Do not say, ‘But it is hypocritical to thank God with my tongue when I don’t feel thankful in my heart.’ There is such a thing as hypocritical thanksgiving. Its aim is to conceal ingratitude and get the praise of men. That is not your aim. Your aim in loosing your tongue with words of gratitude is that God would be merciful and fill your words with the emotion of true gratitude. You are not seeking the praise of men; you are seeing the mercy of God. You are not hiding the hardness of ingratitude, but hoping for the in-breaking of the Spirit.

Thanksgiving with the Mouth Stirs Up Thankfulness in the Heart

Moreover, we should probably ask the despairing saint, ‘Do you know your heart so well that you are sure the words of thanks have no trace of gratitude in them?’ I, for one, distrust my own assessment of my motives. I doubt that I know my good ones well enough to see all the traces of contamination. And I doubt that I know my bad ones well enough to see the traces of grace. Therefore, it is not folly for a Christian to assume that there is a residue of gratitude in his heart when he speaks and sings of God’s goodness even though he feels little or nothing. To this should be added that experience shows that doing the right thing, in the way I have described, is often the way toward being in the right frame. Hence Baxter gives this wise counsel to the oppressed Christian:

‘Resolve to spend most of your time in thanksgiving and praising God. If you cannot do it with the joy that you should, yet do it as you can. You have not the power of your comforts; but have you no power of your tongues? Say not that you are unfit for thanks and praises unless you have a praising heart and were the children of God; for every man, good and bad, is bound to praise God, and to be thankful for all that he hath received, and to do it as well as he can, rather than leave it undone…. Doing it as you can is the way to be able to do it better. Thanksgiving stirreth up thankfulness in the heart.”
― John Piper, When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God–And Joy

“Gratitude is an overflow of the pleasure filling your soul.”
― Raheel Farooq

“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, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

“We return to you, O earth, the things which you have given us willingly and most graciously; with our hearts, hands and minds, in the best way we know how.”
― Taj Mahal

“Joy is thankfulness, and when we are joyful, that is the best expression of thanks we can offer the Lord, Who delivers us from sorrow and sin.”
― Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

“To witness miracles unfold in your experience, count your blessings and be thankful. Perceived small blessings accumulate to be the most powerful.”
― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

― A.J. Jacobs, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

“This is for you,’ he (the Alchemist) said, holding one of the parts (of gold) out to the monk. ‘It’s for your generosity to the pilgrims.’
‘But this payment goes well beyond my generosity,’ the monk responded.
‘Don’t say that again. Life might be listening, and give you less the next time.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Walk together. Feel the heart beats. Experience the presence. This is how to be thankful.”
― Amit Ray

“The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.”
― Hannah Whitall Smith

“It is only normal that people count losses with their minds, and ignore to count blessings with the graciousness of their hearts.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Ingratitude to God does not rely only on our refusal to give the verbal thanksgiving due to Him, but also recides in our inability to appreciate his gifts and potentials in us by leaving them untapped.”
“We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being alive and it’s the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget our value as a person because we are so blinded with these thoughts of loneliness, emptiness and ego. Somewhere along the road we become numbed with all the frustrations and dissatisfaction. But life itself isn’t always about darkness and sadness, Life is also filled with colors and that makes it beautiful. Along this path of darkness there’s always light waiting to be seen by our daunted hearts. Our heart is gifted to see this light. It may be hiding behind those circumstances that we encounter; in a stranger we just met at an unexpected place; a family who has been always there but you just ignored because of your imperfect relationship with them; it might be a long time friend you have or a friend you just met. Open your heart and you will see how blessed you are to have them all in your life. Sometimes they are the light that shines your path in some dark phases of life. Don’t lose hope”
― Chanda Kaushik

“Rachel? my dad prompts.
Do I have to…?”
His stern expression answers my question
Fine. I’m grateful that the Native Americans are finally getting revenge on the white man for destroying their culture, by building megacasinos.”
― Melissa Schorr, Goy Crazy

“Life is a web of intersections and choices. Your 1st choice is to recognize an intersection. Your 2nd choice is to be grateful for it.”
― Ryan Lilly

“One may suffer the long-term in order to grow in appreciation for the small things. For in short-term suffering, one only notices the large.”
― Criss Jami, Healology

“When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

“The thanks of a weak one are but of little value,” he muttered, “but you have them, for truly, in this past week, little but scraps have come my way- and for all my body is small, yet is my appetite unseemly great.”
― Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire

“Everything that I hold will eventually be gone. Subsequently, the quality of my life will depend on whether I choose to appreciate those things ‘now’ or wait until ‘then.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

― Heidi Barr, Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside

“What we need, we have.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“In matters of love: When giving, be generous! When taking, be thankful!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Until I realize that it’s all I gift, I can hold all of it and yet receive none of it.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Let us give thanks for our shadows
for they are there in the first place
because of the presence of light.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“I thank God for every experience.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“You should live in such a way that looking back at your past later on in the future, you will thank God for your life and for what He has done for you”
― Sunday Adelaja

“The cup is both half full and half empty; it has never been one or the other. Stop obsessing over a trivial point and be thankful you have something to drink.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“Thank you for the day and night,
for rainy spells and summer’s light.
Thank you for the skies of blue
and puffy clouds in grayish hue.
Thank you for the gigglefests
and midnight’s cloak to hasten rest.
Thank you for tomorrow new
and yesterday’s tomorrow too.
Thank you for “I’m glad we met”
and also for “we haven’t yet.”
Thank you for the peace of mind
a grateful soul doth always find.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“It is easy to say I am thankful for the sweet and beautiful things in life: flower gardens, ice cream cones, diamond rings, dances under moonlight, children’s laughter, birdsongs, and the like. The challenge is recognizing things of value in the dark, sour, uglier parts of life. But if you look hard enough, you will find that even tough times offer pearls worthy of gratitude.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“Find much to be grateful for in every day. Doing so will not only enrich your life, it will bless those around you in ways you may never know.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“What are you most thankful for?” she asked.
My reply came easily. “Being too blessed to have any hope of answering that question.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is intricately involved in our lives and for that alone, we should be thankful.”
― Robin Bertram, No Regrets: How Loving Deeply and Living Passionately Can Impact Your Legacy Forever

“Thank God, thank God.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Be happy in the day – Today is enough – Each moment is all we need in the today given and not the tomorrow to come”
― John M Sheehan

“Some of the best things that have ever happened to us wouldn’t have happened to us, if it weren’t for some of the worst things that have ever happened to us.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Be savagely thankful, and continuously in awe of the power you possess. You are alive. Inside of an endless cosmos with the freedom that shines brightest in the dark.. Choices.

Your choices belong to you so intimately, that they will never leave you. They, unlike the changing nature of love, where the failing machinery of our bodies will never abandon you to time. Good or bad, they will stay always. An antique that shows the future who you were and what you stood for.

So know that what you choose to stand for, is what will inform you of what you’ve chosen to stand against, so stand. Let each foot crash land into what you believe, and plant them they’re firmly so they may take root in your convictions. And stand.”
― Shane L. Koyczan

“If I have never had, or worse yet, I have lost the conviction that life (despite all of the blows it wields and the savagery that it spawns) is nonetheless an incalculable privilege, I will have in that single loss forfeited the whole of my life and effectively wiped out any hope that I can or will do anything other than exist.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Gratitude turns disappointment into lessons learned, discoveries made, alternatives explored, and new plans set in motion.”
― Auliq-Ice

“The single greatest cause of happiness is gratitude.”
― Auliq-Ice

“To live, to truly live, one must consider each and every thing a blessing.”
“Happiness changes the way you see the world.”
― Auliq Ice

“I had, even in this miserable condition, been comforted with the knowledge of Himself, and the hope of His blessing: which was a felicity more than sufficiently equivalent to all the misery which I had suffered, or could suffer.”
― Daniel DEFOE (c.1660 – 1731), Robinson Crusoe

“It is very sad that most of us just aren’t grateful for what we have. If you’re reading this, I think it’s safe to assume that you’re not homeless. You’re not blind. You might be ill, but you’re still alive. And yet, we find it hard to be thankful. To see the gift each day brings us. It is from this lack of true gratitude that we become sad. We have told ourselves over and over that we aren’t happy. That our lives aren’t good. That we’re no good.”
― S.R. Crawford, From My Suffering: 25 Ways to Break the Chains of Anxiety, Depression & Stress

“She looked down at her bulging veins and she remembered the most important thing that she had forgotten – she was alive.”
― S.R. Crawford, From My Suffering: 25 Ways to Break the Chains of Anxiety, Depression & Stress

“Only having valued a thing, can you truly be thankful. You can not be sincerely thankful for what you have not valued.”

“Gratitude changes us.”
― Auliq Ice, The Secret of Greatness

“FACING LIFE’S TRIALS, CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTIES, IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH LIFE.”
― Auliq-Ice

“This life-enhancing, happiness-inducing miracle drug that does, in fact, ruthlessly kill its enemies—you’ve guessed it—is gratitude.”
― Auliq Ice

“Be open about your thoughts, ideas, and desires and you will be right with your decisions.”
― Auliq Ice

“Happiness is long-lasting, a condition of the soul, the foundation on which the circumstances of life are experienced, endured, or enjoyed.”

“Happiness is the condition of who we are and how we think and what we believe and how we live.”
― Auliq Ice

“Gratitude is a miracle of its own recognition. It brings out a sense of appreciation and sincerity of a being.”
― Auliq-Ice

“You want to become a better person?
Just give thanks.
Give thanks for all of it.”
― Kamand Kojouri

“For the grateful, there is no room for disappointment; Each moment offers life.”
― Auliq-Ice

“Those who are truly grateful are deeply moved by the privilege of living.”
“Expressing thankfulness energizes, enhances, and empowers.”
― Skip Prichard

“Lord, I’m thankful for every stumble because it was then that You lifted me; I’m thankful for every heartache that made me stronger than I knew I could be.”
― Lisa Mischelle Wood, Just Believe: A Collection of Christian Poetry

“It’s not about some principled debate as to whether I should focus on what I have, or on what I don’t have. Rather, it’s about being thankful that I have the privilege to enjoy the former, and the opportunity to contemplate the latter.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Positive thought + positive action = positive results.”
― Gloria Vester, From Raccoon Poop to Pansies: How To Use the Power of Positive Thought Waves to Change Your Life

“…she found herself blessing God for her creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life, but above all for His inestimable Love; out loud; in a burst of acknowledgement.”
― Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April

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