Expressing an Attitude of Gratitude

Last night was our annual Attitude of Gratitude party for the Launch Pad Job Club – a nonprofit for which I’m grateful to volunteer as a board member.  The annual party brings job seekers, job finders and their families together with friends of the club so we can have fun and celebrate the contributions and blessings of the year. 

Thanksgiving In addition to Andrew Lippert sharing his beautiful voice by singing grace over our meal, the wonderful Kathyrn Hume performed her hilarious Sister Katrina act for us.  Before she left the floor, Kathryn delighted us with some very funny celebrity quotes about the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, as well as a couple of profound ones about gratitude. 

This gave me the idea to share some of my favorite gratitude quotes here today.  I couldn’t resist adding in the funny one at the end that Kathryn read to us last night – classic Bombeck!  Enjoy! 

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. – William Faulkner

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. – Horace

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears. – Anthony Robbins
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
– Erma Bombeck


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