Being grateful for what you have is one of the best things you can do for your inner self and others around you.

By cultivating gratitude you allow yourself to be happier. It’s that easy! When you expect too much of yourself, think of what you’ve accomplished by now. When life hits you, think of everything that you still have. Maybe it’s family, a friend, a roof over your head, your health or just the fact that you still have the strength to overcome whatever life throws at you.

How often do you spend your days reminiscing on negative past events or worrying about what might happen in the future? Reflecting on your mistakes or behavior in order to become a better version of yourself is one thing. However, forgetting to be thankful for all that is good in your life is a free ticket to depression, anxiety and countless other problems.

The odds may not always be in your favor, but there’s always something to be grateful for, no matter how small.

Here are 30 gratitude quotes to help you recognize the good in your life:

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (more Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes)

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

HENRY WARD BEECHER

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

ECKHART TOLLE (more Eckhart Tolle quotes)

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

MELODY BEATTIE

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.

ALPHONSE KARR

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.

EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON

“Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion.” 

MINDY KALING

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

CHARLES DICKENS (more Charles Dickens quotes)

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

ZIG ZIGLAR (more Zig Ziglar quotes)

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

WILLIE NELSON

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

I lie in bed at night, after ending my prayers with the words ‘Ich danke dir für all das Gute und Liebe und Schöne.’ (Thank you, God, for all that is good and dear and beautiful.)

ANNE FRANK (more Anne Frank quotes)

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

LIONEL HAMPTON

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

CYNTHIA OZICK

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.

EILEEN CADDY

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.

JIM ROHN (more Jim Rohn quotes)

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.

FRED DE WITT VAN AMBURGH

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.

SRI CHINMOY

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.

ROY T. BENNETT

Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it’s not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.

SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY

Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.

ECKHART TOLLE

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

ROBERT BRAULT

Gratitude bestows reverence…changing forever how we experience life and the world.

JOHN MILTON

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

AESOP

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

ALICE WALKER

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.

BRENE BROWN (more Brene Brown quotes)

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.

MAYA ANGELOU (more Maya Angelou quotes)