Category Archives: GRATITUDE AND THANKFULNESS

Talking about art is like dancing about architecture. Bowie.

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“They’d never been lovers, of course, not in the physical sense. But they’d been lovers as most of us manage, loving through expressions and gestures and the palm set softly upon the bruise at the necessary moment. Lovers by inclination rather than by lust. Lovers, that is, by love.”
― Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz

Prentiss: “Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.” Tacitus

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Hotchner: Thomas Kempis wrote, “Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.”

http://agoldoffish.wordpress.com/criminal-minds-opening-and-closing-quotes/

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

 

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“Liten tue kan velte stort lass”

–Little strokes fell great oaks.

Norwegian proverb

https://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/category/language/proverbs-language-and-writing/

 

 

 

The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks.

http://quotations.about.com/od/proverbs/a/swahilipro.htm

 

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If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.

(Gambia)

Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.

~African Proverb (Ashanti, Ghana) african proverb

http://www.gadel.info/2011/03/african-proverbs.html

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If you are in hiding, don’t light a fire.

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/Ashanti.html

Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

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May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down. 

 

Sara June Parker

 

When life throws you scraps, make a quilt.

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“What do you like to do?”
She scuffed a toe amongst the rushes. “Needlework.”
“Very restful, isn’t it?”
“Well,” said Arya, “not the way I do it.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

“But the greatest love–the love above all loves, Even greater than that of a mother… Is the tender, passionate, undying love, Of one beer drunken slob for another.”

Read more about Funny Drunk Quotes by http://www.poemofquotes.com

Irish love ballad

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“This is the true story of my life, as told by a complete liar (me). While that sounds like an honest statement, it’s also a lie. I just can’t help myself. Unless I’m helping myself to seconds at dinner. You see, I can’t possibly be a complete liar, because I’m a rather incomplete person. I look complete on the outside—two arms, legs, ears, eyes, etc—but on the inside I feel half empty at times. If I were a glass of water, I’d make myself thirstier for more than I could supply. I thirst for love like a straw in the Sahara. I hunger for your body like a cannibal in the mountains. Wait, that last bit wasn’t true. I should have said cannibal on a deserted island.”

― Jarod Kintz, Gosh, I probably shouldn’t publish this.

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Well, she wore far too much rouge last night, and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of desperation in a woman.”

― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

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Life is magnificent – just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life –
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly – no rose coloured glasses –
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just “IS.”
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway.

– Joan Benoit Samuelson

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Without darkness, we may never know how bright the stars shine. Without battles, we could not know what victory feels like. Without adversity, we may never appreciate the abundance in our lives. Be thankful, not only for the easy times, but for every experience that has made you who you are.”
― Julie-Anne

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.

 

Armenian

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“The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.”
― Maya Angelou

You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town”

― Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

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“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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

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“In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of — moments when we human beings can say “I love you,” “I’m proud of you,” “I forgive you,” “I’m grateful for you.” That’s what eternity is made of: invisible imperishable good stuff.”

― Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace. Gautama Buddha

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

― Melody Beattie

Frequent visits cause disrespect.

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“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honourably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
― Rumi

“Be grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble, be prayerful.”

Gordon B. Hinckley, Way To Be!: 9 Rules For Living The Good Life

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“And as it turns out, if one person is praying for you, buckle up. Things can happen.”

― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers

All the lizards loved their reptile ruler crocodiles were neat, but he was cooler!

Geckosaurus – a funny lizard poem by Australian poet Graeme King ©kingpoetry2007.
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“You’ve got to get out
and pray to the sky
to appreciate the sunshine;

otherwise
you’re just a lizard
standing there
with the sun shining on you.”
― Ken Kesey