Gratitude: Why It’s Essential for Kids (in Quotes)
In the journey of life, may you count your blessings, not your troubles.
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. Willie Nelson
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. Neal A. Maxwell
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward
Take time to be thankful for everything that you have. You can always have more, but you could also have less.
Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama
Gratitude makes sense of your past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. Elie Wiesel Gratitude Quotes for Kids
Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I choose gratitude. Nick Vujicic
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. W. Clement Stone
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. Its the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. Amy Collette
Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have, and you will attract more good things. Rhonda Byrne
Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination. Victor Hugo
I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds. Stephen King
For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful.
Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. Charlotte Brontë
In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. Henri J.M. Nouwen
Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes. Sri Chinmoy
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. W.T. Purkiser
I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be. Habeeb Akande
What makes gratitude meaningful isn’t the intensity of it but the specificity of it. Matt Lundquist
Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. Alice Walker
It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. Ralph Waldo Emerson
And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever we are waiting for-peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundanceit will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach
It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. David Steindl-Rast
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Henri Frederic Amiel
The Power of Gratitude for Kids
Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. Confucius
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. Ralph H. Blum
Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up. Steve Maraboli
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
When you look at life through the eyes of gratitude, the world becomes a magical and amazing place. Jennifer Gayle
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. Alfred North Whitehead
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. Albert Schweitzer
Make it a habit to tell people, thank you. To express your appreciation sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Ralph Marston
Be thankful for what you have; youll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you dont have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey
The way to move out of judgement is to move into gratitude. NealeDonald Walsch
Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life. Rumi Gratitude Quotes for Kids
Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented. Sonja Lyubomirsky
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
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. Jacques Maritain
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. Brene Brown
Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want. Jim Rohn
Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. Marianne Williamson
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar
We forget that waking up each day is the first thing we should be grateful for.
Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle. Mary Davis
In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy. Albert Clarke
When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. G.K. Chesterton
When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Im grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude. Earl Nightingale
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. William James
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus Gratitude Quotes for Kids
Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things. Rhonda Byrne
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire
Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude in Children
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. Cicero
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. A.A. Milne
You don’t get blessed and feel blessed. You have to first feel blessed then the blessings come to you. Roman Price
Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly. Tony Robbins
Thank you for being my forever band-aid and always fixing my many booboos.
I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet. Confucius
There is always something to be grateful for.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have-life itself. Walter Anderson
For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. Elie Wiesel
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth
The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. Robert Holden
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. John F. Kennedy
Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality, and likes that turned into love. Drake
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. Alan Cohen
A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude. Bruce Wilkinson
It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment. Naomi Williams
The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. Henry Ward Beecher
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it. Stephen Richards
It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up. Srikumar Rao
The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. Neale Donald Walsh
Be present in all things and thankful for all things. Maya Angelou Gratitude Quotes for Kids
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Tecumseh
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins
Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. Louie Schwartzberg
Today, I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.
We can choose to be grateful no matter what. Dieter F. Uchtdorf Gratitude Quotes for Kids
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems. Zig Ziglar
There is no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster. Richard Bach
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. Tony Robbins
Always have an attitude of gratitude. Sterling K. Brown
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
Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are. Bethany Hamilton
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, Thank you, that would suffice. Meister Eckhart
Gratitude Quotes for Kids: A Daily Practice
We must never forget the importance of gratitude.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. Gerald Good
A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. Plato
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens
Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. Randy Pausch
It’s up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness nowand to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before well be happy. Joanna Gaines
Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart. Larissa Gomez
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder
Gratitude and love are always multiplied when you give freely. It is an infinite source of contentment and prosperous energy. Jim Fargiano
Its a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack. Germany Kent
My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm. Maureen McCullough
In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day or to celebrate each special day. Rasheed Ogunlaru
Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. Robert Braathe
When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. Its about having an attitude of gratitude. Miranda Kerr
When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere. Emmanuel Dagher
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. Lionel Hampton Gratitude Quotes for Kids
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. Doris Day
To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything. Thomas Merton
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didnt learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didnt learn a little, at least we didnt get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didnt die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha
We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. Harry A. Ironside
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop
I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved. Reba McEntire
Thank you for being my parents and my teachers in life.
Our favorite attitude should be gratitude. Zig Ziglar
The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing. Hannah Whitall Smith
Teaching Gratitude Through Quotes
Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing. Dan Buettner
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. Amy Poehler
The simple act of saying thank you is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a customer or citizen. Simon Mainwaring
May you wake with gratitude.
If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. Steve Maraboli
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou
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
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Cynthia Ozick
When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in. Kristin Armstrong
I am thankful for the adversities, which have crossed my pathway, for they taught me tolerance, sympathy, self-control, perseverance, and some other virtues I might never have known. Napoleon Hill
So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. Helen Keller
Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. Michael Bernhard
Truly appreciate those around you, and youll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and youll find that you have more of it. Ralph Marston
The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time. Douglas Wood
The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. Oprah Winfrey
Its a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. Roberto Benigni
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
It is not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness. Stephanie Simpson
It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. James Allen
The root of joy is gratefulness. David Steindl-Rast Gratitude Quotes for Kids
My day begins and ends with gratitude. Louise Hay
Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved ones voice. Joseph B. Wirthlin
To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything. Alan Cohen
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
I know that all I will ever need in life is already in my heart, thanks to the two of you.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G.K. Chesterton
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. Eileen Caddy
Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. John Ortberg
When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup. Sam Lefkowitz
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. Eckhart Tolle
What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. Brene Brown
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
I am happy because Im grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy. Will Arnett
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what hes got, he isnt likely to be thankful for what hes going to get. Frank A. Clark
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward
It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy. Sara Avant Stover
Thank you for always being my compass in life and pointing me in the right direction.
The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. Charles Schwab
Unlocking a World of Gratitude: 30-Day Thankfulness Adventure for Kids
In our fast-paced, digitally driven world, nurturing gratitude in children has never been more vital. It’s essential to instill in them the values of thankfulness, compassion, and appreciation. One engaging and highly effective way to achieve this is through a “30-Day Thankfulness Adventure.”
The Power of Gratitude Challenges for Kids
The idea is simple but profound: for 30 days, kids are encouraged to express gratitude daily. It’s not just about saying “thank you” but about developing a deep sense of appreciation for the people, experiences, and things that enrich their lives.
Setting the Stage
To kick off this 30-day journey, create a “Gratitude Challenge” chart with colorful, appealing designs. Each day, kids can mark off a space as they complete the daily gratitude task.
Encourage kids to express why they are thankful for their family. It could be for the love and support they receive, the fun moments they share, or the lessons learned together.
Day 5: Nature’s Gifts
Ask kids to spend time outdoors and appreciate nature’s beauty. They can write about the trees, flowers, animals, or the calming feeling of the breeze.
Day 10: Acts of Kindness
Have children perform random acts of kindness and reflect on how it made them feel. It could be as simple as helping a friend or complimenting a classmate.
Day 15: Favorite Things
Invite kids to make a list of their favorite possessions and explain why each one is special to them.
Day 20: Challenges Turned Blessings
Encourage kids to think about a difficult situation they’ve faced and find something positive that came from it.
Day 25: Appreciating Diversity
Promote gratitude for the diversity of people in their lives. They can express what they’ve learned from friends or classmates with different backgrounds.
Day 30: Future Gratitude
Ask kids to think about what they are looking forward to and express gratitude for the opportunities that lie ahead.
Building Lifelong Habits
The 30-Day Thankfulness Adventure not only fosters gratitude but also helps kids develop habits of reflection and appreciation. Over time, these habits can lead to improved mental well-being, increased empathy, and stronger relationships with family and friends.
In a world filled with distractions, teaching kids the value of gratitude is a gift that keeps on giving. The 30-Day Thankfulness Adventure is a creative, engaging, and effective way to cultivate this essential quality in children, helping them grow into happier, more empathetic individuals who appreciate the beauty of life. Start the journey today, and watch your child’s heart and perspective flourish with gratitude.