Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. —Melody Beattie

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

MELODY BEATTIE

author, journalist

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Mary W from Dublin Ireland NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Melody Beattie has always inspired me and continues to do so with her words of wisdom.


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Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. —Ramana Maharshi
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. —Lena Horne
In union there is strength. —Aesop
Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.  —Jim Rohn
I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. —Fran Lebowitz
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. —Jack Layton
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. —Robert J. Collier
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. —Marcus Tullius Cicero
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. —Eric Hoffer
There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. —Calvin Coolidge
Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today. —Steve Maraboli
Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion, to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.  —Albert Einstein
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. —Pema Chodron
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. —William Arthur Ward
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me. —Paulo Coelho

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