Gratitude Quotes to Defeat Depression

These Gratitude quotes are all about remembering to count our blessings…

Gratitude is, without a doubt, the way to incline our heart towards joy.

When you are feeling grateful you can heal your mood almost immediately. “Love cannot be far behind a grateful heart and a thankful mind.”

People that feel grateful, enjoy more vitality and optimism. They experience less stress and anxiety.

Let’s start with our selected gratitude quotes:

“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

"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


“We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children."


"Give thanks for unknown blessings
already on their way."

Native American saying

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and I am still receiving.”

Albert Einstein

“Gratitude for the abundance you have received is the best insurance that the abundance will continue.”

Muhammad (founder of Islam)

“if the only prayer you say on your entire life is “Thank You” that will suffice.”

Meister Eckhart

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”

Henry David Thoreau

“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 (Lutheran Pastor)

“Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment.”

Doc Childre, Founder of HearthMath

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.”

David Steindl-Rast

Love is the Way I Walk in Gratitude…

“Love is the way I walk in gratitude”

It is important to stop our busy lives often, and remember for a while how to be grateful.

Whenever you are thinking that you are “no good ”, that “you are a failure” or that you “should be somewhere else”, start to count your blessings. Your mood will shift almost immediately... Gratitude has a powerful healing effect.

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