thank you quotes
what you should be thankful for
As the old saying goes, “No man is an island.” This means that without a doubt, at a certain junction in your life, you are going to need the help of another person. You may not even have to go out actively looking for it, it may just come to you in the form of a kind gesture, words of encouragement, a hug, or a pat on the shoulder, but it will happen. What you should remember is that when it does, it is only right to extend your thanks.
In truth, in life, no matter how solitary a person you may seem to be, there are many things that we can be thankful for. Seemingly mundane actions have the potential to make big changes in our future. Thus, we should be keen in recognizing all the things, no matter how small, that we should be grateful for.
Just in case you’re struggling to find what those things are, there are many thank you quotes available in books and the Internet that can inspire you in looking for the things, situations, and people that you should appreciate. Allow me to begin that inspiration by sharing some of the most wonderful quotes that I have come to read.
“O Lord, who lends me life; lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”-William Shakespeare
- One of the greatest writers we have had in history, Shakespeare, in this short quote, identifies the most fundamental yet most important fact that we have to be appreciative of--our life. We cannot take it for granted that we are alive. We must continue to acknowledge what a blessing it is, regardless of where you believe that life came from.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”-Marcel Proust
- This is one of the thank you quotes that is most inspiring. If you are lucky enough to have family and friends who have always been there to support you and contribute to the joy in your life, you should always be thankful to them and actually show it. You don’t need a relationship counselor to tell you what a great impact expressing appreciation for someone special in your life will do to strengthen the bond between you.
“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
- As mentioned earlier, we don’t live in a vacuum. There are people in our live who are, partially or wholly, responsible for the accomplishments that we have achieved. No one has made it to the top on his or her own. So, be humble and extend your gratefulness to the ones who have helped you become the success you are now.
Allow me to close this article with one of the most wonderful thank you quotes that I have stumbled upon, which inspires us to take that extra step in showing our gratitude, not merely through what we say but also by what we do.
“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