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Quotes about gratitude and thankfulness for your gratitude journals & scrapbooks

Quotes about gratitude and thankfulness are excellent additions to your gratitude jars, journals and cards. Many times the question of what your write in your journal gets answered with a few creative journal prompts. Quotes can be those prompts.

Quotes about gratitude and thankfulness for your gratitude journals and scrapbooks
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How to Make a Gratitude Journal: Some Visual Journaling Ideas

Back when I started keeping a diary when I was a kid, I had never considered doing things in my journal like drawing pictures, clipping magazine articles or adding anything else that would now be considered a creative journal prompt.

But when I started keeping artist sketchbooks, my two worlds -- those of being a writer and being an artist -- collided, and the results were amazing. My scrapbooking quotes suddenly became the impetus for new illustrations, and with these new illustrations came access to my right brain and to personal insights.

What to Write in Your Journal: Creative Journal Prompts

The truth is, there is no right nor wrong thing to write in your gratitude journal, on your gratitude cards or to put in your gratitude jar. However, if you are stumped for ideas, these beautiful and inspirational quotes will help you.

For more tips on how to scrapbook, watch the video at the top of the screen.

Here are Some Ideas to Get Your Pages Started:

Write the quote in the center of the page and make clusters of things that you're thankful for based on what the quotes about gratitude and thankfulness bring up in you. (For an illustration of thought clusters, go to this link.)

Select one of the quotes and make a collage or illustration for it. This act allows you to really concentrate on what the quote means, sending messages to your brain about what you have to be grateful for.
Write one of the gratitude quotes several times on the page or mediate on it to really try to grasp what the quote means. Write your impressions from your gratitude journal meditation on the same page when you're done.

Gratitude Journal Ideas: Quotes About Gratitude and Thankfulness

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

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

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

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. - Thornton Wilder

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. Elizabeth Gilbert in "Eat, Pray, Love"

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