84 Best Being Thankful Quotes

Life never fails to give people reasons to be thankful. People easily complain about unwanted events in the world and how everybody can be rude towards each other. Complaining without doing anything, however, does not make changes.

When people begin to be thankful for what they have rather than they don’t, everyone will begin to appreciate life and the blessings that come together with it. Simple things like being able to eat, walk, see, and hear are already enough reasons for one to be thankful. Even unwanted things like disasters, problems, or mishaps can be a blessing in disguise, too.

Listed below are some of the best being thankful quotes that will remind you of the unlimited things that can make you feel grateful.

I pray to start my day and finish it in prayer. 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

You should never forget to thank God for everything. To wake up in the morning is already a reason to be thankful. Also, you must thank God once again for everything the day gave you whether good or bad. This way, you’re telling Him that you appreciate things in your life.

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

Alan Cohen

Anything that comes along your way, whether it’s big or small, you have to appreciate it. Saying things like Thank God is one way to show appreciation.

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.

Samuel Butler

You should be thankful also that you can see the world, especially yourself. Not everyone can do it on their own.

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

For this quote, think about the pain of a breakup. Separation is hard and painful, even to the one who decided to end a relationship. A brokenhearted person will be so mad in the world. Listening to a sad song can easily make one remember what happened and cry.

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.

Will Rogers

This quote is telling people to be thankful that they are capable of supporting themselves, especially when it comes to financial needs. Not everyone has a source of income, which makes it harder for them to live a comfortable and happy life.

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.

No man is an island. You may be able to achieve success on your own, but in many cases, there are people who walk with you through a long and challenging journey towards success. You won’t get on top without them, so never forget to recognize and thank people who helped you attain your goals.

The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead

If you think you’re confident and wise, then you should know how to be thankful. No matter how great you are, there will be times you will need the help of someone. When that happens, always show that person you appreciate his presence and willingness to help you.

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Jacques Maritain

Being courteous will mean you know how to appreciate people or anything and be thankful. Saying thank you is a good way to show respect to someone.

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

John Milton

When you are thankful, you are giving honor and appreciation to a person. Hence, you admire him for his good work.

I suffer the mortification of seeing myself attacked right and left by people at home professing patriotism and love of country who never heard the whistle of a hostile bullet. I pity them and the nation dependent on such for its existence. I am thankful, however, that, though such people make a great noise, the masses are not like them.

Ulysses S. Grant

There were people who believe they need to stand up against the law, thinking that it is unfair for them. Nonetheless, more and more people are not supporting these individuals. You should be thankful that people around you prefer keeping peace and calmness all around, instead of adding fire to the fuel.

There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.

Joyce Meyer

True happiness is not all about seeing and enjoying those things you aimed and dreamed to achieve. You will be happy for all the blessings that came into your life only when you start thanking God and people who helped you. Also, you will be happier once you feel you have what matters most and you can’t ask for more.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

Think of it like this: your life is the rose and problems are thorns. You might be annoyed that your life is full of problems. But, you should be glad and thankful they exist. Problems will teach you how to be strong and eager to get through them. They are lessons.

I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.

Gabby Douglas

All the things and reasons why you celebrate are all from God. He loves you dearly that he continuously pour to you his forgiveness and answers for your prayers. Sometimes, He may refuse to answer your prayer if He wants to give more than what you asked for. Therefore, it is so right to give Him thanks.

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen

Of course, when someone give thanks to you, it is right to acknowledge the feelings of a grateful person. You have to make him feel you also appreciate the happiness of that person. He thanks you and you appreciate that.

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

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Not all women are blessed to become a mother. Many women pray to God to have a child but their prayers remain unanswered. If you’re a mother, be thankful.

In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.

Michael Keaton

Life is a roller coaster. There would be ups and downs, so always be thankful even while experiencing the hardest challenge in life.

It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people’s lives. For that I give thanks.

Christina Aguilera

Not all are blessed to have the opportunity to inspire and touch people’s lives. If you were gifted of this kind of opportunity, then be thankful.

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.

Srikumar Rao

Not everyone is lucky to have a blessed life. So, always count your blessings and remember to thank God.

It’s ironic that when you go through a tragedy, you appreciate more. You realize how fragile life is and that there are so many things to still be thankful for.

Adam Grant

Some people may think it’s weird to still be thankful even when you’re living a miserable life. The sun will come to shine, giving you another day to rise up and get through.

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

W. Clement Stone

If you’re really happy and thankful, show it. Smile and give thanks.

Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.

Bethany Hamilton

Whenever things get rough, look for a reason to be still thankful. Look for it within your life, not somewhere else.

None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.

Harvey Mackay

Give thanks for every help you receive. Be it small or big, be thankful.

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.

Richard Carlson

Being grateful is not limited to positive things. You can be thankful even through sadness and failure.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Thank you is a big word. One should never forget to feel thankful for everything.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

Woody Allen

Be thankful that some things and people in your life find way to make you smile and cheer up. Give thanks for as long as there’s a reason.

Just don’t let the hype of what people are saying and how much they love you, you know, just take the compliment and be thankful that people are complimenting you, but don’t let it consume you; don’t let your circumstances around you and the way people view you make you act a certain way.

Mary J. Blige

Words of gratitude sound sweet to ears, but don’t let them make you boastful. Just accept those words and return the favor.

Whatever life throws at me I’ll take it and be grateful for it as well.

Tom Felton

Be thankful and ready to accept whatever comes on your way. Embrace them and give thanks.

My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.

Jenna Morasca

Don’t forget to give thanks to people who are always there for you. Thank your parents for their never-ending love.

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.

John Clayton

Thanksgiving is a great time for recognizing God and the blessings He gave you. Give thanks.

So many people have touched my heart and made an impact on my world. I’m thankful for every lesson and learning experience.

Bindi Irwin

Everyone comes into your life either as a blessing or a lesson. Whatever they are, be thankful.

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.

Elie Wiesel

Your life is incomplete if you don’t know how to appreciate things and be thankful for them.

I am thankful for all the blessings and talents I have been given, but most of all I am thankful for my loving and supportive family.

Olivia Holt

Your family is a greater blessing than money, talent, or anything else. So, be thankful for having them.

Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved.

Vivien Leigh

Be thankful that you’re with people who truly love you.

At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I’m grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial… like being thankful for my Louboutins.

Christie Brinkley

Be thankful for everything you have. Do it for both good and bad.

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

Gratitude is best to show by giving thanks. Give thanks to anyone who deserves it.

I’m thankful because all the hard work and sacrifices were worth it in the end.


Give thanks after passing through a challenge. Give thanks to people who have helped you, and more importantly, to God.

Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then.

Garrison Keillor

Be thankful also for little things. To wake up and live on the next day is already a blessing.

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

Jim Lovell

Facing difficulties and problems at work is another reason for being thankful. They are there to test and help you prove that you’re deserving for that profitable opportunity.

Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.

Be thankful you have come this far. Pursue and reach out for your dreams to become better.

Thank you Universe for the good things in my life that I don’t know about yet.

There could be more things you don’t know you have while others don’t. Be thankful regardless f what those things are.

Begin each day with a grateful heart.

Wake up with a smile. Feel good and be thankful.

Always be thankful for what you have. Many people have nothing.

Not all people are blessed to have a job, a loving family, a house, or good health. Be thankful.

I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, and dreams that turned into reality.

Thank God for giving you more and more days to live and fulfill your dreams and goals. Also, thank those people who stayed with you through ups and downs and treated you a real friend.

Nothing is a coincidence. Everything you’re experiencing is meant to happen exactly how it’s happening. Embrace the lessons. Be grateful.

Accept failures and sufferings. They have to come along to make you stronger. They teach you lessons and lead you to the right path. Be thankful.

There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.

Zig Ziglar

Be thankful that you encountered difficult people. They are here to challenge and make you stronger.

Never forget who helped you out while everyone else was making excuses.

Give thanks to people who didn’t turn their backs and offered you a helping hand when you were in need.

No matter how hard life can get, go to bed grateful for all you have.

Give thanks even when you’re broken. Forget your worries and trust God for His guidance.

One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is thanking them for being part of your life.

Some people come in and out of your life, but others will prefer to stay. Be thankful that they stayed.

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for the troubles we don’t have.

Stop complaining. Just be thankful that you are not facing the worst possible problems in life.

Life’s a beach. Enjoy the waves.

Life will throw a lot of challenges to you. Don’t hesitate to face them. Enjoy and be thankful that they came into your life.

The best way to be happy is to turn the negatives into positives. Don’t let anyone steal your joy and be thankful for what you have.

Stop being pessimistic. Don’t entertain negative thoughts. Be thankful that you encountered those things.

Remember when you prayed for the things you have now.

When you pray, remember all the blessings you received and give thanks.

When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for a moment to be thankful for the many things that are going right.

When you’re in trouble, stay calm and remember the good things that went through your life. be thankful.

Unfortunately, I’m not 185 and 6-3 and can run and catch fade routes all game. I do the dirty work. I’m all good. I’m thankful for it. Somebody’s got to do it.

Darnell Dockett

You might be the one you wished to be. Still, be thankful for who you are.

This little kid pointed at me and said, ‘You look disgusting!’ That was the first time I thought maybe I did. I decided I’d better start eating. I’m just thankful that I made it through with relatively few scars.

Susan Dey

Don’t let yourself be extremely affected when someone throws a stone to you. Change for the better and give thanks after.

I’ve done it all. I’m thankful and proud of what I’ve accomplished in my life. I hope to keep doing it.

Ralph Stanley

Be thankful that you did a great job. Also, pray that you can keep it up. Ask for God’s guidance.

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

A prayer full of thanks to God is a great one. Always give thanks to Him for everything when you pray.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

When giving thanks, remember what you went through, what you have today, and even what the future may bring.

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

Give thanks for all you have in life. When you’re grateful, you feel completeness.

I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.

Jake Owen

Be thankful that you were able to build a good family. Then, strive to be a better person for your loved ones.

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

Count your blessings and be thankful. Sooner, you will find yourself getting more than you wished for.

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.

Reba McEntire

You might not notice it but there are several reasons to be grateful. Thank God even for the simplest things.

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

John Wooden

Continue do good not just for yourself but even for others. Be thankful at the end of each day.

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston

Being thankful to God and people makes you a better person. Adopt this beautiful habit.

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

Be thankful to people who offered their hand and saved you from misery. They are hard to find.

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.

Lex Luger

Be thankful for God’s never-ending eagerness to enlighten your mind and heart to bring you to the right path.

I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.

Bonnie Tyler

God loves everyone. Each person is gifted to have a wonderful life with a loving family, a profitable career, and good married life. Give Him thanks.

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

Dalai Lama

Being thankful will mean you recognize others and respect them. That’s the best way to show how you appreciate them.

Whatever we are waiting for peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

When you pray, be thankful even while you’re still waiting for your prayers to be answered. This way, they are more likely to come into your life.

Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.

Victoria Osteen

Be eager to face every morning with a grateful heart. Be thankful ahead even if you don’t know what is about to come.

Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.

Travis Barker

When you thank God for your life, don’t forget to give thanks for the hurdles and blessings that come along with it.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Being grateful is one of the greatest feelings a person could experience. It signifies overflowing happiness and fulfillment.

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. Jefferson Bethke

When you’re thankful, your heart is full of real happiness. Saying thank you can easily make one smile.

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson

When you try to count the blessings you received, you will realize that you already had hundreds or even thousands.

I’m thankful for every moment.

Al Green

Be thankful for every situation no matter how good or bad it is.

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’

Elayne Boosler

To experience real joy and fulfillment, you have to learn how to let go and forget. Forget the bad times and how they occurred, but leave the lessons they taught you.

’Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.

Alice Walker

Saying thank you means a lot of good things. It sounds good to ears and uplifting to a soul.

I’m just thankful I’m surrounded by good people.

Jon Pardi

Good people and real friends are hard to find. Be lucky when you found yourself surrounded by these positive-minded people.

I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person.

Joanna Krupa

Be grateful not just for the good things that happened to you. The bad ones are lessons that will help you mature, so be thankful for them, too.

I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama.

Eric Church

Not every man is blessed to find a good wife and have a child. If you’re blessed to have them, be thankful.

I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it.

Kristin Armstrong

It’s okay to try and fail, feel sadness, and be broken. Both good and bad things are part of life. Be thankful they all came into your life.

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

Elbert Hubbard

Suffering and misery are natural in life. No one lives a life that is only pure joy and success. Appreciate difficulties and be thankful.

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

Stop looking at others and comparing what you have with what they have. It doesn’t make sense. Just be thankful for what you have and strive to reach whatever you want to gain.

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

William Blake

A person who makes it a habit to give thanks is the one who receives more. God is happy to see him having a grateful heart for everything.


Being thankful is no doubt one of the best things to do in life. Whatever it is, if it’s a reason to thank God or someone, do it.

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