Gratitude Quotes to Live By

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Taking things for granted is human nature. Sometimes we need a little ‘nudge’ to remember to be thankful for the people and things around us. Alcoholics Anonymous teaches gratitude and promotes focusing on others instead of self.

Pin these quotes of gratitude around the house, in the car, or in the office. Use them as reminders to be grateful for the people who support your recovery efforts and the tangibles in your life.

  • Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust
  • Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus
  • Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  • Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it.”
    ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  • “If the only prayer you said was thank you that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart
  • We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
    ― John F. Kennedy
  • “Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.”
    ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  • When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”
    ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  • “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
    ― Alphonse Karr

It’s all about attitude. Adopting an attitude of gratitude and changing your focus will help the recovery journey a bit smoother; for you and those around you. Tell someone you are thankful for them today.

What helps you keep an attitude of gratitude? Keep the conversation by leaving a comment here or on our Facebook page. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call us at (877) 959-5909. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call us at (877) 959-5909.
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