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20 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes and Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal Giveaway

Update – the winners for this giveaway are:

  • Marc Remington
  • Kittenpants13

Hi friends! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate.

I’m so grateful to all of you who share your experiences and insights on the blog, and to those who you who give your time and energy to help others in the comments and community forums. I am endlessly inspired by your openness, your empathy, and your kindness.

To celebrate this day, I gathered some of my favorite gratitude quotes (mostly from anonymous sources), and I’ve also put aside two copies of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal for a special giveaway.

About the Journal

Including questions and prompts pertaining to both your past and present, the journal will help you see your life through a new, more positive lens.

The book also includes fifteen coloring pages, depicting awesome things we often take for granted, like nature and music.

With space for written reflection, these pages provide all the benefits of coloring—including mindfulness and stress relief—and also guide you to recognize the beauty in the ordinary.

Whether you’ve been gratitude journaling for years or you’re just giving it a try for the first time, Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal will help you access a state of inner peace, contentment, and joy.

The Giveaway

  • To enter to win one of two free copies of  Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, leave a comment below sharing something you’re grateful for today.
  • For a second entry, share this post on one of your social media pages and include the link in a second comment.

You can enter until midnight, PST, on Thursday, November 30th.

If you’ve already received your copy, I would appreciate if you’d leave a review on Amazon here. It doesn’t need to be long—even a tiny review can make a big difference.

The Quotes

 

Yes, that last one is my own quote, so it’s probably kind of odd to include it in a list of my favorites. But I wanted to add this one in case you’re going through a tough time right now and not feeling all that grateful. Be good to yourself. Take care of yourself. And know that you are loved and appreciated.

**One request before you go! Tiny Buddha has been nominated for Healthline’s Most Loved Blogs contest. If Tiny Buddha wins, the entire $1000 prize will be donated to Operation Smile to give new smiles to four children with cleft lips and palates. You can vote once daily until December 6th here. Thank you so much in advance for voting!

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • Amy MacKenzie

    I am grateful for my mother’s unconditional love and support today and always.

  • Amy MacKenzie
  • Lynn Bull

    Your quote resonated with me, Lori. My family & I have been in a bad place this past 18 months; we have to remember to be grateful that this “bad place” for us is still better than other people’s “good place”…it’s all perspective, right? I’m grateful you have brought this to my attention!

  • Delores Harrison

    I’m grateful for my son who has Down Syndrome and is 30 years old. He lives in another town in a group home, works two jobs and has a busy life, yet he never fails to call me every morning and night.

  • Sittichok Laopachee

    I’m grateful for my immune system.I feel very sick today.Without it,I would have died a long time ago.

  • Judy Hudgins

    We are less than one month away from the one year anniversary of our house burning down. We are all healthy, had good insurance so didn’t suffer much financially and have made plans to move from Montana back to North Carolina next year. Everyone made it out without injury and we are still together and going strong. So much to be thankful for.

  • Sumi

    I am thankful for being alive!

  • TiarasandFeathers

    I just lost a mentor who passed away yesterday. Today, I am sad for this loss. However, I am so incredibly grateful that I knew him. He was the closest thing I had to a father–and I got to share and walk a path for several years with a living legend who inspired me and shaped me in so many ways. I have been blessed by so many teachers in my life, but he was perhaps the greatest one.
    He was a strong believer in reincarnation, so I have my eyes peeled for a very wise looking baby. <3

  • Walter Wong

    I’m thankful for the chance to do more and be more, every single day!

  • I am so thankful for my health

  • Recently I’ve injured my leg preventing me from walking properly which made me realise just how lucky and grateful I am for having them and being able to move around, which not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to do.

  • Rebecca Dotson

    I’m grateful to have finally found my teaching home. ❤️?

  • Marta Albè

    Today I am grateful because I just discovered that I am waiting for a baby boy! He is arriving next spring. I hope my son will be a happy life warrior, ready to fight injustice and to support people in need.
    <3

  • Gavin Morgan

    I am thankful for the family that I have and for people that run sites like Tiny Buddha.

  • Jazzman

    I am grateful for the strength I discovered in myself this last year through a very hard breakup.

  • Janine

    I am grateful to have the moments I have to share with the people who I am blessed to be with each day…

  • Laurie Canter

    I am grateful for the challenges which continue to provide spiritual growth

  • Christine Wuerch Widrig

    I am becoming more aware of the giftedness and lessons to learn from all forms of life and beings around me.

  • Brenda Proctor

    I am so grateful for all of the people and positive sites like this one that are helping me and blessing me along my spiritual journey. Messages and ideas seem to come along in divine timing! I am so very blessed!!

  • Kathy E.

    There is always something…big or small…to be thankful for! Besides my family and health, I am thankful for the sunshine today! We haven’t seen too much of it this month!

  • kelly62571

    I’m grateful to be spending the holiday with my daughter and her little dog and experiencing Chicago during the holidays. Thank you:)

  • Hanna

    I am grateful for my boyfriend. He is my everything. Can’t wait to marry him one day!

  • Analisa Parres

    I am grateful to see so much personal growth in my kids this year. Last year I made the difficult decision to remove their father from the home. At first it wasn’t easy, but without the daily drama clouding our thoughts, we can see how blessed we really are.

  • Ashley Brown

    I am grateful that my grandfather is home and healthy. I am grateful that my brother and sister in law have framily to celebrate with across the country in Seattle. I am grateful for both my husband’s and my family’s for hosting today’s celebration.

  • Swmplady

    My mother has severe dementia. My son, brother and I take care of her daily and while it can be most trying, I am grateful that she is still with us. Today is a good day. She is aware of who we are and that it is Thanksgiving. A rare day indeed. Thanksgiving was always her ‘holiday’. She always cooked a huge meal for everyone to come and share. Now that honor has been passed to me. As I dig through old recipe books I am reminded of past Thanksgiving dinners as a child. The memories are dear and sometimes bittersweet. I wish my mom could remember them as well. So now I take life one day at a time, thankful for the moments when my mom remembers her life and that I am her daughter.

  • Sherii Dixon

    I am grateful for life. I was involved in a horrific MVA in February 2014 and passed away. I am here today because of the gift of my life. It has been a difficult road but one worth every step. I live each day as that… a gift.

  • Derdriu

    I’m thankful that I was able to have my PICC LINE replaced yesterday. It was flipped up into my IJV rather than my heart & it hurt! I’m thankful for dear friends, friends turned family, & The Family I was born into-for they have made me who I am today and I like me.

  • Erin Merryweather

    I am so very grateful I found Buddhism this year! Beyond!

  • Jennine Linn

    I am grateful for so many things: my husband, my son, my mom’s still here, my new job, my home, our health, the rain, a day to relax, and of course… my comfy chair!

  • Kath Dickinson

    Today I am grateful for everything I’ve ever been through, including some pretty rough times. I’m beginning to realise how much more awake I am to the wonders of the world and the gifts I have to offer in return.

  • Bea

    Today I am very grateful to feel included in the little community in France where I now live. Also very grateful for the big outstanding bill that was paid in today! Joy!!

  • Laura

    This morning I am able to walk to my computer, read comments, and remember good.

  • JK

    I’m grateful for the tumultuous times I’ve gone through in the past 5 years to become a better husband, father, friend, and son. Hitting rock bottom isn’t the end; it’s the realization that there is more to experience in life and the opportunities are endless as long as you believe in yourself.

  • thousand eyes a fly

    I am grateful for my husband and dogs. I am also grateful for getting a chance to start therapy. Thank you for this giveaway.

  • anonymous60

    I am thankful for you, Tiny Buddha, and for my darling granddaughter Olivia born 12 hours ago ???☮️??

  • Jessica Laleman

    I’m thankful for my family. All they do for me and all the happy memories we have together.

  • Sammy

    Every time I feel upset I always react to words of buddha which helps me overcome my struggle and gets me through bad times.

  • Marcia R Canter

    I am thankful for having time and flexibility in my life (most days).

  • Erika Panek

    I’m grateful for another day alive.

  • Gin Ewbank

    I’m grateful for being more financially stable this year.

  • Tammy Adams Goodman

    I am thankful to have a good life. There are struggles along the way but I am learning to deal with them as they come. I am blessed and proud of my kids who are finding their own way in this world.

  • Tiffany Howard

    I am grateful for every tear
    For every heart ache
    For every uphill climb.
    It lets me know I am alive
    To meet another day
    Another challenge.
    This is my life….
    I will have no other.
    And so I celebrate it.

  • Lorraine

    Give your loved ones an extra hug today, be grateful for them and pray for all those who are alone. Be kind to a stranger, help out someone in need. It is in giving that we receive . Wishing everyone peace.

  • Ella

    Today I am grateful for my brother who I don’t see very often. I opened my door to find him doing my garden for me after working all day doing other peoples gardens. While he finds it hard to show his love in traditional ways this was his way of saying I love you and for that I am truly grateful. It’s the little things we do for others that touch the heart and mean the
    most and today I was reminded of that

  • Fraser Rose

    I’m grateful for:
    1 – Who I am.
    2 – My Power of Choice.
    3 – My Win-Win Relationships.
    4 – My Mind, My Body.
    5 – The Creator, my Creator

  • Julie Squire Hoffman

    I am thankful and grateful for a healthy mind and body, for the love of my family (including my fur babies!). I am thankful to live in a country that values freedom, and for all of the many provisions in life.

  • Gena Yuvette Davis

    I am grateful for many things in my life:
    Friends and Family
    Sorority Sisters
    My little dog, Foster
    My doctoral program
    My business
    My mastermind group
    My lessons learned
    My faith, strenghth and courage

  • Christine

    Today I am thankful for the kindness of strangers in Minneapolis airport. I just witnessed one waitress serve an an entire cafe of people breakfast at rush hour on Thanksgiving morning. And instead of any person getting upset about their order being delayed or not getting their check exactly when they wanted it , every single customer went out of their way to share kind, compassionate words of gratitude and understanding with that hardworking waitress, who went from stressed out and worried, to utterly glowing. Grateful for you, holiday travelers! #lovemakesamericagreat #gratitude #kindness #lovingkindness #thankfuleveryday #happythanksgiving

  • Aris Drayton-Vaughan

    Today I am so thankful for friendship & understanding that appears unexpectedly… It is a true blessing and affirmation of God’s love & sovereignty in my life!

  • Kolby Kukla

    I’m sooooo grateful for so many things in my life. I had a health scare a few weeks ago and realizing that everything was okay. I’m so grateful for my health. I’m so grateful for the closeness of my family and simply for being in this world. ❤️

  • BusyBee

    I am thankful that the kingdom of god is now.

  • Darshell Silva

    I am grateful for family, friends, work, home, and waking up to a new day! Shared this inspirational post 🙂

  • Jamilla Mitrovska

    Always thankful for tomorrow to try again

  • Christine McClain

    Today I am grateful to be spending the evening with family. I am always grateful for my beautiful 14 year old daughter who has given me the reason to change and become the person I never thought I could be. Our story isn’t over yet ;

  • Patrice Roe

    Every day I am grateful and thankful that, although times are difficult right now for me and my family, we are all still together, we wake up every day, and we try to keep each other hopeful. Where there’s life, there’s hope. Namaste.

  • Aris Drayton-Vaughan

    God bless you <3

  • Patti Mason

    I am grateful for today, for yesterday, and for tomorrow. I have a life filled with love and light and for that I am immensely grateful.

  • Sherii Dixon

    God bless you as well ?

  • Aris Drayton-Vaughan

    So awesome… Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  • Laurie Tesoriero

    So very grateful for my children, grandkids and my beautiful friends!! Life is good! Happy Thanksgiving?

  • JoJo B

    I am grateful for every experience life throws at me.. this year has been particularly tough but I’m embracing the tough times and seeing beauty in every situation and growing.

  • Richard Wilkinson

    I’m grateful for being able to leave work early to take my son swimming.

  • dbcrespin

    Today I’m grateful for my son, my work and the good things that happen in my life that I didn’t expect. Like those amazing articles I read yesterday from you, guys. They opened my eyes and they came to me in the right moment. It’s wonderful how life talks to me in mysterious ways, giving me answers that I didn’t expect. Thanks for that. Life is saying something, and I’m listening carefully.

  • Michelle Howerton

    I am grateful for my family, for the moments I am given and grateful for all the magic and wonder each person has brought to my life~ <3

  • Kim

    I am thankful to wake up every morning to a family I love and to go to a job I love. I’m thankful for every part of this life.

  • yousufrafi

    I am grateful for the present. For the eyes I am reading with, for the fingers I am writing with, and for the brain I am thinking with. There is so much to be thankful for and far less time to express it all. Hoping to get this journal. Will be another addition to my daily gratitude list.

  • Gerry Gillespie

    I am grateful for each new day!

  • Today I am grateful for the amazing family I have around me, they help me immensely with my young son and I can’t imagine a better family to be a part of, I’m also grateful for my son’s cheeky laugh, he brings so much joy into my life and I am so blessed. blessings to everyone who reads this xoxo

  • Melanie Sartain

    Today I am grateful for my amazing family and friends who have helped us get through the past year with my son’s Type1 Diabetes diagnosis. It’s been a roller coaster of a year but we’ve come a long way.

  • Jake

    I am grateful for my Family, Friends , my dog, and those who serve my wonderful Country.

  • Suraya Jeewa

    im grateful that my husband and i and alll of our 4 kids have good health. im grateful that my eldest son (10 yrs old) has stopped getting seizures and has not been hospitalised in the last 3 yrs. he used to get at least 2 seizures a month before n had to be hospitalised often. i wake up every day and thank allah (god) for giving me anothet day with my family.

  • Becca Kelleher

    Today i am grateful for breathing, feeling, smelling, touching, emotions, thoughts and the fact that i have been given the opportunity to live and seek and spread happiness and peace in all that i do. I am more then i ever thought i could be. 2014 was my downfall and now i am more then i ever believed possible. I love me.

  • Kelly Tevlin Taylor

    I am grateful for my husband, my wonderful daughters who inspire me every day and a career as a mammographer that I love.

  • Chrysty Clarkson

    I am grateful for my 2 daughters. They make me feel alive and loved. We laugh and snuggle. We talk about life and ask how each is doing. We love each other unconditionally. I am never felt that before having them. They are my world.

  • Karina Ruiz

    I am Thankful for being alive, for understanding that there is nothing more important than to realize that we only have this moment and nothing else matters. Thankful for all the experiences I lived that make me the person that I am now and also very Thankful for having my two kids with me that without knowing they bring joy to my life 🙂

  • yamil12

    I am very grateful for my daughters today that are breaking cycles of familial disconnect and growing their love for each other regularly as they get older. I’m comforted by the feeling that the best is yet to come! Thank you for your regular words of balance.

  • Suzie Kingery

    I’m grateful for another day to make conscious choices for a better life. Another day to see all the good there is and try to stay positive and uplifting towards myself and others. There are always good things in this world and in our lives. We just need to focus on them no matter how rough life gets.

  • Verna Helm

    Today I am grateful for the pain I’ve gone through this year. It made me realize what path I need to follow and opened my eyes to a lot of things. I am happier and kinder because of the unkindness of others.

  • Doreen

    Every morning at sunrise I walk on a deserted beach with my dog. I am grateful this stretch of sand, the clean water, the breeze on my face, the crashing waves, the beauty of the sunrise and I am grateful for my German Shepard who shares this amazing experience with me. Love and Gratitude.

  • ccrgirl

    I am grateful for my kids for they always show me the way and keep me aligned with my purpose. I am also grateful for each opportunity that comes my way.

  • Xaja Mykil

    I am grateful I got that 25 pound turkey into my studio apartment oven. 4 and a half hours later it came out looking like it was ready for a photo shoot.

  • Prabhu S Jagadeb

    I’m grateful right now for the love of my family, good health and the eternal sunshine of God’s blessing floating through my life.

  • Family Bartolotti

    Today I am thankful for my husband, Jeff, who survived two strokes a year ago. He is alive and healthy and proves to me each day why I need to appreciate and love life. I am also so thankful for my two amazing teen daughters who remind me to stop and breathe and see life from a different (younger!) point of view. They keep me young? Life is a beautiful 4 letter word.

  • Monika

    I am grateful for breath, trees on my way to work, the best mom ever, wonderful partner and a fat cat 🙂 life is good

  • Kittenpants13

    Today I’m thankful to spend the day with my mom in her new assisted living home. She went to live there in June and this has been what has gotten her healthy and safe. It has also been an opportunity for me to learn to be more compassionate and for that I am grateful.

  • Kittenpants13
  • Tony Enright

    my soberity

  • Sandy P

    I’m grateful for your healing words and sharing of inspirational stories that have many times calmed this ragged spirit. And so grateful for my dear husband, kids, grandkids, and waking up each day. Blessings and a Big Cyber Hugs to All!

  • Sennie Jones

    I am extremely grateful for my family and friends.

  • Christina Humbert

    I am grateful for my recovery and my treatment team for giving me a second chance at life that is so worth living

  • Amy Christensen

    I am very thankful for my dear mom. She has become my best friend as an adult.

  • AZFan

    We often criticize technology as being distracting or for separating us from each other. But today I am thankful for the existence of text. Being thousands of miles away from most of our family and friends, texting makes it easy to be in touch and have a conversation with everyone we love.

  • Tami Titus

    I am so thankful to meet others who have journeyed a similar path in the past…so I can truly not feel alone as I reflect each day how grateful I am to awake, breathe, get out of bed, see, hear and most of all, enjoy the love and friendship of family and friends. Your inspirations and quotes are just like royal icing…providing just enough sweetness to make even a tough day easier to deal with. Thank you.

  • Me

    Grateful for peace and hope in my life.

  • Zee

    I am thankful for the inspiration quotes.

  • Cassandra Phelan

    I am grateful for each new day.

  • Jennifer Hall

    I’m grateful for my daughter and for each day as it comes.

  • Alexeyeva

    I’m grateful for time. Time spent with loved ones. Time that allows/allowed adventures to be had and memories to be made. Time that allows/allowed us to learn, love, and grow. Time that continues to serve us and provide space for us to fall down, get up; heal, inspire, and support one another (and ourselves). Time that is unique in its passing as we fill it with the details of our lives. Time is a gift- and I’m so grateful to be present in this moment.

  • Jennifer Hall
  • Chuck Cunningham

    I am grateful for vegetarian meals and may all life find peace and happiness.

  • Silvercrone

    With every breath my life grows shorter and my appreciation of it grows larger. Still much to do and learn and share Every Day.

  • LEANNA USHER

    I’m so incredibly grateful for my parents. They are by no means perfect, and I’ve had drama with both of them, but they unconditionally love me and accept me and that is such an overwhelming feeling.

  • Katie Grant

    I really love the last one, I needed that today. And now I’m grateful for you!

  • Catherine Lynch

    Often dip into Tiny Buddha, and really enjoyed reading this post :-). Today myself and my husband went for a walk, and we talked about our teenage son who has to start injections to manage his severe psoriasis. I said I felt grateful that we are able to access treatment for him, when so many are on waiting lists.

  • Catherine Lynch
  • Alison

    I am grateful that I can look forward to tomorrow once again

  • LaDonna Wackowski Fukuyama

    I am thankful that I have my family, friends and my house finally paid off.

  • Lucy

    I am greateful for my health which is wealth.

  • cmevans62

    Today I am most grateful for all of my family and friends. I don’t get to spend the day with most of them, but they’re all in my thoughts. They have all helped me become the person I am today which makes me even more grateful for all of them. Cherish the time you get to spend with your loved ones—one never knows what the future holds.

  • Rose Richards

    I am grateful for my partner and friends, sobriety, the sunshine, and polka dot socks!

  • Rose Richards

    Beautiful to read the “Minnesota nice” lives on strong in my old home of Minneapolis. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the universe!

  • Debbie

    Beautiful quotes for a beautiful Thanksgiving Day. Thank you for these quotes and the wisdom to truly appreciate the good things in my life. I am sharing this with my friends on my Facebook page.

  • Bonnie Settle-Saunders

    I am thankful and most grateful for all the support I have from family and dear friends! I am grateful God has held my hand through some very dark times in my life! I have all that I need, I’m blessed every day.

  • Joyce

    So thankful to be able to put my feet to the floor,this & every other morning

  • Karen Sutton

    I am grateful for my family who has been there for me and loves me alot.

  • Elizabeth E

    I’m grateful for my husband.

  • Katrina Rae Porter

    I am thankful for all the lovely Thanksgivings my mom and dad gave me while growing up. Even though they are no longer here the memories are enough to carry me through the holidays. I am also very thank for my boyfriend who has taken me to a new place.

  • Debra Branton

    I am thankful that I was able to share another Thanksgiving Day (or any other day, for that matter) with my mother and my other immediate family members. We lost the patriach of our family on 5/14/17 and our loss is still very real; however, we cherish the memories we have of him and know we’ll see him again someday.

  • Julie

    I am thankful for family and friends and that they’re in good health. I’m thankful for all the food and the people who plant it to making it. They all work hard. I’m also thankful for heat, clean air and water because their are many who don’t have.

    I would love a copy of the gratitude journal. I love quotes especially inspirational ones. Happy Thanksgiving to all! ?

  • Errol Westwater

    I am thankful for life so that I can be in service to others, because that is the true purpose in life

  • Yaddy Alioshi

    I am thankful that today my vertigo and pain are at a low enough level that I can go have a beautiful Thanksgiving meal with a friend who will pick me up and bring me home afterwards. I feel truly blessed!

  • Lisa

    My 2 pet degus, whatever kind of day I’ve had I come home have cuddles and tickles and the stress of work just melts away

  • Emma Jayne

    Today I’m grateful for the baby growing inside me who I got to see for the first time yesterday. We lost my dad 6 months ago to cancer a week after his diagnosis, it has been the hardest time of my life (and my mother’s and brother’s) and I didn’t know if I / we would be able to genuinely feel happy again. But we’ve got a new reason to smile. I found out I was pregnant on my dad’s birthday, had the scan 6 months to the day he died and am due at the time of year he died so it feels like a gift from him too.

  • Melinda Fay

    Today is Thanksgiving

    The air blows cool and crisp upon my face,

    My eyes gaze upwards with wonder

    To a blue sky – what is today?

    The answer plays

    Within the heart corridors,

    Memories of

    Thanksgivings past.

    Giggles and kid laughter,

    As we zip into a warm

    Kitchen filled with

    Spicy scents of family recipes.

    Racing outside without coats

    To catch the first season’s

    Snowflake

    On our tongues.

    Bowing our heads,

    Holding hands,

    As a family,

    To say grace.

    Then the heart corridor

    Leads to another

    Time, when the heart

    Was grazed with pain.

    Pain of saying

    Good-bye to

    Loved ones lost.

    Times of loneliness,

    On a holiday,

    Spent away

    In a war zone.

    The air whips around

    My face,

    Reminding me today

    Is Now,

    Filled with the

    Beauty of

    Each emotion, past and

    Present,

    Filling my heart with

    Gratitude for this

    Thanksgiving, because it is

    Today.

    Fresh with new

    Breath to send

    Love to times past

    Love to times present

    By

  • Sandra Fisher

    I am very grateful I live in Canada, after hearing about all the mass shootings, natural disasters and horrible leaders, I couldn’t be more grateful to live in a country where my neighbour doesn’t own a gun, and our leader is a young and honourable person; yey Canada!

  • Kylin Jewell

    I spent my first holiday at a group home I work at today. Usually I just show up at one of my parents’ houses and the food is already made. The kids all pitched in to make the meal and when we sat down each of us shared how grateful we were to be here with our temporary family. I was almost moved to tears (had to hold it together!) as they all shared why they were grateful for their peers and for staff members. Growing up, I always took this holiday for granted – found it annoying even because it meant choosing between homes… between parents… but these kids sure do help put everything in perspective. Today I am grateful for my biological family, my chosen family, and my group home/ work family.

  • Terri

    I have a lot of gratitude for fabulous people who create great websites, like Tiny Buddha, for the benefit of so many others. It is extraordinarily helpful. Many thanks!!!

  • Deanne

    Today I am thankful for your posts and the fact that I can still run. I’ve had a tough few weeks and those two things have gotten me through a lot. Thank you!!

  • Joanna

    My mom too.

  • Joanna

    I am grateful for family , great food and a quiet unrushed day. I am also grateful to take a quiet walk alone today.

  • Angie

    Grateful for having someone special that cares about me , and accepts me just as I am , faults and all. Grateful for the smile he is able to put on my face and the feeling of contentment and joy I experience when I think of him.

  • Demelda Penkitty

    Today I am grateful for this precious life, for circle dancing which feeds my soul, for my love who makes me the best I can be ?

  • Zayra

    Today I am thankful for being alive and for all the help my island has received and is still receiving after hurricane Maria. I am thankful for the resilience and determination of my people to rise above all the destruction and devastation this hurricane caused. And really thankful for having electricity again! #puertoricoselevanta

  • Jasmine

    I am thankful to even be able to have another day to express my gratitude to the people I love. I am thankful for my gifts & that I was chosen for the path that I am on. I am thankful for the people who heavily inspire me and push me to keep going. I am thankful to God for saving my soul. I am thankful for people like you who make it their business to keep people encouraged with daily quotes and gratitude journals! I am learning to be more thankful and what better way to help grow it than having it to write about? Especially since I already am a writer, having a journal would just make it easier for me to to practice gratitude! Happy Thanks

  • Christine Griesbach Pezeshki

    I am grateful for healthy food and my comfortable home

  • Laurie

    Today I am grateful for all the simple comforts of home – delicious food, catching up with family, celebrating the beginning of another holiday season together, feeling lucky for this life.

  • M Mad

    I am grateful for my daughters because when I feel bad about the state of the world, I look at them and I feel better knowing that their generation will make the world a better place.

  • Kathy Rothman

    I am most grateful for my # inner voice # awareness # intuition # attitude ???⚘

  • I’m thankful to be surrounded by my most important people with most of my health in tact.

  • Cori

    I am incredibly grateful for my family ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • linda meyer

    I am so grateful for the delight of being a newlywed at age 72, after ten years of widowhood. It brings such joy to love and be loved by my precious husband!

  • Justme

    I am grateful that I have hope for a better future. Hope is not Faith, but it’s all I have right now.

  • Carrie Akamine

    I am grateful for my children, family & friends. Without their love & support, I would still be lost, battling my own personal demons. This year I have come to realize I am worthy of love & I have much to be grateful for. Tomorrow is not promised & it took the deaths of my father, my daughter’s father & his father, to understand the value of life. Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much in Hawaiian) to everyone in my life for I cannot do it alone & without you I am incomplete…

  • Annie Bradley

    I am really grateful for the support that I am receiving from my family. The last few years have been challenging to say the least after a marriage breakdown and changing my life direction and going back to study. I have just finished uni and got my first job, of that I am grateful too! My pa has bought me a car to get to work and my brother is helping me get confident at driving after not driving for four years after passing my test. Absolutely so much to be grateful for!!!!

  • DJ Harper

    Today I am grateful for my husband and his beautiful mind!❤

  • Paula Renee

    I’m grateful for dear friends.

  • Stephanie Harris

    I am grateful for all of life’s experiences that have led me to today. Living in a house of fear due to abuse as a child, married/divorced by age 30. Spent several years dating a man who abused me… all to lead me to my “why” in life live, learn, grow, share, teach, and create awareness. I am grateful for all my experiences because they allowed me to find the woman I was…I am…and the voice I never knew I had. I share my story in the community to speak for myself (my mom) as well as those who are unable to do so… to bring greater awareness around domestic violence and sexual assault. Fast forward to today…to finally finding my true love…my man. I am in love and looking forward to my new chapter…

  • Lana Lane Fortier

    I’m grateful for the tiny person created by my husband and myself who drives me completely insane but reminds me every day that I AM a good mom, especially when I’m questioning myself. All of the struggles I go through are a way for me to learn the things that I can teach her. She knows that she is loved, that none of us are perfect but as long as we do the best we can, love and respect each other, that’s all we need. She loves me more than anything in the world – that’s intense and really scary to think about sometimes but I want her to know that I screw up, I make mistakes, and it’s okay for her to make them too. My greatest hope is that she grows up to be better than me & hopefully I can help her get there 🙂

  • Carlind1

    Thankful to have all my kids home for the next 3 days until they head back to college!

  • Emma

    I am grateful that my dad who has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (NET – neuro endocrine tumours) has been given a prognosis of 2 to 5 possibly 6 years to live, 4 weeks ago he was told he had 2-6 months left to live. I have a 2 1/1 year old who loves his pap to bits and a baby on the way. I am so grateful that we will have more time together.

  • Katherine Wall

    I am grateful for NOW.

  • Danielle Dorrie

    this week has been a challenge – I am just starting my own business, which I am SO THANKFUL for the opportunity to do so – but ironing out the kinks has been pretty stressful. Love seeing Tiny Buddha pop up in my in box, it is a great reminder to take a deep breath, and relax.

  • Today, I’m grateful for all those amazing living beings in my life and our beautiful mother Earth.

  • Marc Remington

    Normally my response would be to thank everyone else and forget about myself. Not this year. This year I am thanking myself for a change. I am thankful that I have had the strength to put my feelings, my thoughts, my needs, and my survival ahead of everyone else. I am thankful that I am learning about my codependency and that I can overcome this and learn to live and be happy again. I am thankful that I don’t have to feel guilty about thinking about myself and saying “no” to what makes the people around me feel better. This Thanksgiving hasn’t been easy. Going through a divorce, being away from family and friends. But I am still thankful that I am doing it on my terms this year. I hope that you can be thankful for you as well.

  • Meghan Hasselberg Reitz

    I’m grateful for my sister. She is a veterinarian and has been amazing in the care of my cats. ?

  • Its aw wan!

    I am grateful for tinyBuddha for bringing these quotes to my mind to reset my thoughts and be happy for the blessings in my life!

  • janetfaye

    I am grateful that I feel better today.

  • Meghan Hasselberg Reitz

    I shared on Twitter: @dailysmilez

  • Tanita Ferreira Vintimilla

    I am grateful that although I have moved across the country far from my entire family, I have my brother and his girlfriend here to help me from feeling alone. I am grateful to breath in the freshest air and drink the freshest water, see the mountains and easily walk to where I need to go. Thank you??

  • sdealfitzgerald

    I was glad to find a belt that fit my pants this morning! And it has elastic

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal – It would be so awesome to win one to give as a gift! Something I’m grateful for today and everyday is clean water. Every time I take a shower I think: Warm, clean water falling from the sky! Such a blessing, everyday.

  • Brooke Venoy

    I am grateful to be an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), even though it means that I’m deeply affected by the pain and suffering I see in the world around me. It’s very difficult to cope with sometimes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am grateful for the sources of love in my life who stand by me, and I’m also grateful for my two sweet cats whom I love with wild abandon! I am grateful to have the gift of this day: another chance to open up to all that life has to offer!

  • Angela Gross

    I am grateful for my health.

  • Laura SuMc

    I am thankful for my friends, who put a smile on my face. I am thankful that I can afford to have a dog, who fills my heart with such simple joy. I am thankful for my health, which allows me to get out and be active and have fun. Most of all I am thankful for the beautiful opportunity in life to have become a mother.

  • Melinda Coppola

    I am grateful for the quiet time between 5 am and sunrise…time to breathe, and stretch, and write, and time to savor silence.

  • Judy Schechter

    Today I am grateful that my 84 year old stepfather is doing great, which allows him to take care of my 74 year old mother, who has severe cognitive impairment. Thank God she knows who I am and hopefully that won’t ever change! I’d love to win this journal because I usually fret about what I don’t have and not feel grateful for what I do have.

  • Judy Schechter
  • I am thoroughly grateful for shelter over my head, warm clothes, hot wonderful tasting food and my chosen family. I have lived for years without all these, so I guess that is why I am able to be so very grateful.

  • Liz Brammall

    Finished an 8 week mindfulness course today and am grateful for being taught how to meditate and the experience of attending a retreat day.

  • Raina

    I am forever grateful for my two younger sisters who are my best friends. They know me better than anyone in the world and I don’t know what I’d do without them. They understand me, make me laugh, and are always willing to sing to our 80’s playlist together. So grateful!

  • Alan

    I am grateful for the pain in life. Without that pain, I would not have found the strength and love that is within me.

  • Candyce Richards

    I am grateful for Tiny Buddha, Lori Deschene and every contributing writer. For the emails which have popped into my life at the perfect time, with appropriate and relevant topics, which have guided, healed or provided comaraderie and compassion in my most challenging times. Thank you. Thank you for sharing your deepest, sometimes, most painful experiences in order that my journey not be alone in this world. Thank you for giving me hope that I am not alone. Thank you. Namaste.

  • Jamie

    I am grateful for the heart & loving awareness

  • Eva Lopez

    I’m grateful to have had the day off and finally was able to have a cup of coffee with my husband this morning.

  • Aubrey Otton

    I am grateful for the family I have. I am grateful for my ever amazing friends. I am grateful for my beautiful, talented, smart daughter. I am grateful for the food I have and the foods I was able to share with those I love for Thanksgiving. I am grateful for my life! ?

  • R. Caolo

    I am grateful for all my “furry” children who have taught me more about gratitude and unconditional love than imaginable.

  • Mary

    I’m grateful for Tiny Buddha. I woke up this morning feeling a little low after a bad night sleep. These quotes have given me a wake up call. I couldn’t sleep in a cosy, warm bed, next to my wonderful husband, down the corridor from my 2 beautiful healthy, children. I have a great deal to be grateful for.

  • I’ve bought the journal and just received it yesterday in the mail 🙂 LOVE IT!

  • Julie Z

    I am grateful today because I have enough and I am enough.

  • Karen Peters

    I am so grateful and thankful for my unfriendly sickly cat who just moved in many years ago. At first she was a bind when I met my partner and she stopped me from moving abroad with him, but ultimately saved my life when he turned out to be an abuser. I now look at all things I don’t want to happen in a new light.

  • Jamie Monkkonen

    I am thankful for friends and family around the world who support me and bring value to my life.

  • Crystal Lloyd

    ~I am grateful for the sun that provides warmth and light
    ~For the moon and stars on a dark knight
    ~ and in the darkest of moments I am grateful for the spark of light, that although I can’t see ~resides inside me~

  • Aliza

    I am grateful I found love after so much heartbreak and after so much work on myself and work on self-love.

  • Cristina Craigmile

    grateful for the gift of life i was given 50+ years ago when my mom chose to have me. knowing this, i can give back in many ways and not expect recognition, nor want it. just loving to Be. <3

  • I’m grateful for my family, friends and our health. xoxo

  • Leah

    Today I am grateful for my family. I grew up with one brother and our parents. We were blessed to live close to our grandparents. I have a family of my own, with a husband of 25 years and three mostly grown children, As a family, we don’t always agree, we don’t always understand one another clearly, but we love one another and I know we have each other’s backs.

  • Captain America

    This weekend, I have been grateful for: A good night’s rest, my cat purring when I hug him, and him hugging me back, an amazing hot shower, and a hot meal shared among the only friends I have. They aren’t much…but it’s what I have. And it is enough.

  • RecoveringDJ

    Today I am grateful I am trying to be grateful.

  • Wendy

    I’m grateful for the contact lens I put in every morning that allows me to see the world clearly. Without them, my world is a blur and I would be barely functional. Thank you, my wonderful contacts that lets me view the world without glasses! (I used to get headaches and a whole host of other problems with glasses so… yay contacts!)

  • Carl LaFong

    I’m grateful that it’s supposed to rain today.

  • HTaylor

    Grateful for all the new experiences I have had this year and all the new friends I have made..

  • Michelle Gervais

    Today I am grateful for the constancy of change. So often change scares me…I keep trying to control everything! Today I can see change brings that novelty sometimes very subtle, the novelty I love and seek. What I am saying, I am grateful to recognize that I have exactly what I want and need.

  • Maria Chinn

    I am grateful for everything that life has offered me. The good, the bad and the ugly because each one of those experiences has made the person I am today. And for what is still to come I say “Bring it one!” so I will have more to be grateful for 🙂

  • Moonwarrior

    My father has always been a source of anguish and resentment because of his style of communication. My siblings and I always were upset at how he treated us and we wished for him to be kinder to us and not expect so much from us. Yesterday we hit a breaking point where we have all shared hurts and sorrow from being unable to express our needs and our love for one another. I noticed we all become isolated from a day to day basis, my brother on his computer, my mom and dad with the ipad, and I would retreat into my room since everyone was separated. We all broke down and managed to express some of our emotions boiling inside, although it wasn’t perfect I am thankful to have my family that is always supporting me regardless of how we may not be extremely close. We all need to change how we react and speak to each other and it didn’t seem fair to me for the longest time, but in order to live peacefully together it must be done. Our sense of love for one another and it’s expression has been smothered into a small ember, we can’t remember when it happened but we are all craving love and affection from one another. No matter what happens, each moment is an opportunity. Whether we use it for good or for worse is our decision, now I am truly understanding this notion. It is the difference between a life of regret and resentment and a life with understanding and compassion for each other. I can’t say that I am quite there yet, but of course like most things it is a journey and I appreciate being able to be aware and mindful of having a choice to feed the wolf that allows me happiness or the one that brings me hatred and sorrow.

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  • rt

    I have had so much grief to deal with the last 11 years and today I had applied for a job which would of changed my whole life around. Though it did not work out. But I am grateful for the experience and excellent feedback and understand, that even if I believed this job was “perfect for me”,it was “not the perfect time” to happen for me. Thank you.

  • Angela Bewick

    Today I am thankful for my families health and hot water bottles!! Very cold in the UK at the moment.

  • Ann Estes

    I’m grateful for healing from co-dependency through therapy and meditation, and that I can once again appreciate how beautiful, messy, and joyful life can be!

  • Heather Russell

    I’m so very thankful this day for Peace.

  • Prez Perez

    I am thankful for the home in which I live in that provides me warmth, safety and shelter from this cold NYC weather, I am especially thankful for all the relationships I have that contribute to me evolving and growing as a person!

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  • Robin Walston

    I am so thankful that I found Buddhism recently and am finding happiness and peace when I couldn’t before. At work I send Monday emails and most of the time they are from this site. I appreciate the encouragement and just want to share it with others.

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  • FoodLover

    I am grateful to have learned to think and view the world in a more positive and exciting way. I am grateful to have learned that while I always thought I was very in-touch with my feelings, I would often allow myself to be led by my feelings. Now, with prayer and focusing on positive things, I am more cognizant of when I have negative internal dialogue and I focus on trying to avoid thinking things that will take away the joy or happiness I can feel that day.

  • Tracie Thompson

    Honestly, of all the wonderful quotes, the last is my favorite. When I’m feeling down and know I should be thankful for SO many things it actually makes me feel worse that I’m not thankful, making it harder to be thankful. It’s a vicious cycle that, at least for me, only time can break. And sometimes it feels like an extremely long time! so allowing myself/giving myself permission to have the feelings before I start hammering away at the positive thinking/be thankful for everything process is liberating all in itself.

  • Roma

    I am grateful for my personal journey in recovery.

  • Thanh Lam

    I am happy and grateful that I came across this article. I am going to print these beautiful quotes and images to deodorate my work desk. I love tinybuddha articles. I am blessed to read such profound articles. The best part of my day would have to be eating dinner with my parents and we had an insightful conversation where I discovered the true reason why he doesn’t compliment his children and the deep love he has for 5 of us. I am so blessed to be alive as my parents struggled to bring me into this world. I am blessed by them who has shaped who I am. Thank you for giving me this chance to share something so deep and meaningful. With love, grace and gratitude, Thanh Lam ????????

  • Airianna Thompson

    I am grateful for the positive energy of the universe and it’s ability to keep me going when I can’t seem to find a reason to. I’m grateful for being granted the chance to not only find myself, but create her. I’m grateful that I have faith and love to give me strength on this journey. And I am grateful to have tinybuddha to uplift my spirits and guide me on the good days and the bad…
    I’m grateful that I haven’t given up on this life and that many others are finding the strength to keep trying in a world that wants you to do anything but.

  • thecuckoo

    I’m grateful for my family, that I finally got to see my son after almost a year, and that the kids are doing well, we are healthy and together.

  • CoderLady

    Both my parents are gone and although the rest of my family is far away I am so grateful to my many friends who have become my chosen family where I am. They accept me for who I am and give me a kick in the behind when I need it too. I am so very blessed.

  • Briggid Larson Leas

    im Grateful for a sister I never grew up with but plan to grow old with

  • Anna Olsson

    I am grateful for my husband that is my support through thick and thin, even after I became chronically ill

  • Miia S

    Hi! Thank you for this post ? It’s so easy to forget to be thankful as I charge through the work day and allow my anxiety to overwhelm me when I’m pulled in a million different directions. I am thankful for being able to breathe, stretch, and find my way back to feeling at peace after a few minutes of yogic breathing and holding hip flexor poses. When I’m calm, I am more mindful and feel more gratitude. It’s a gift from the universe that we all have this capacity within us to be content wherever we are, whenever we need ❤️️

  • CC

    I am thankful that I have found some of the greatest doctors who believe me and are helping me with my chronic illness

  • Kate Paullin

    I am thankful for my supportive parents and an amazing body that is strong and can do so many more things than it could a year ago!

  • Mark

    I am grateful for meditation and great content from Tina Buddha!

  • Trish

    I am thankful for the Prayer of Relinquishment. I relinguished my life to the Lord. Not my way, but his. The peace in my heart is truly unbelievable. Trish

  • Laurie Zaleski

    I am grateful for you. I love reading Tiny Buddha

  • Robert Mares

    Today I am grateful because I am.