Gratitude Affirmation

“I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day. I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved. Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others, far better than I have departed?

I am thankful for the opportunities I have been given.  I am thankful for the failures and setbacks which have made me stronger, and into the person I am today.  I am thankful for all the support my friends and family give me.

I am thankful for my life, my memories, my experiences and the path ahead of me.  I will not dwell on what I desire – I will be thankful for what I have.”
adapted from The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino, and Sid Savara‘s personal affirmations

Gratitude Quotes and Thoughts

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. ”
Frank A. Clark

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ”
H.U. Westermayer

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