75 Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes to Make Your Day Better

Sometimes, we treat gratitude like that special outfit reserved for holiday gatherings, bringing it out only for November.

Despite our good intentions, the chaos of daily life can quickly overwhelm our resolve to practice more mindfulness and gratitude in the coming months. And soon daily expressions of appreciation and thanks for little things slip away once again.

I’m certainly guilty of letting that happen!

Yet, with each passing year, I realize how vital intentional gratitude and daily mindfulness practice is.

It’s not just a November thing for me; it’s something I need woven into every day, whether hectic or calm. Gratitude offers a much-needed perspective, keeping me grounded in what truly matters so I don’t spiral into the comparison trap of longing for what someone else has while neglecting to see the beauty in my own life.

Over the years I’ve curated a few tools like a gratitude journal to make these powerful practices easier to maintain.

From jotting down mindfulness gratitude quotes that resonate so I can look back on them on a hard day, to just creating pockets of time where I can slow down and be aware of the good things in my day, every day, these simple habits have truly transformed my life in so many ways.

Creating a gratitude practice has also improved my mental health. In fact, it is part of a series of mini habits that I started focusing on several years ago. I wanted to focus on one, small and attainable habit at a time instead of creating bigger, more overwhelming goals that I was sure to fail.

Side Note: I later realized that my goals weren’t the problem, it was the method I used to achieve them. This Six-Week Sprint framework made all the difference.

So if you are struggling to create a habit of being thankful on purpose, and need a little help getting your focus back, these inspirational gratitude and mindfulness quotes are curated just for you to bring you peace of mind.

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75 Inspirational Quotes for Daily Mindfulness and Gratitude

1. “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”

James Baraz, Mindfulness Coach

2. “Today I Choose: Calm over Chaos, Flow over Frustration, Peace over Perfection, Faith over Fear, Heart over Hustle, And alignment above all else.”


3. “Mindfulness is the act of bringing attention to experience in each moment. It also involves an attitude of curiosity and acceptance versus judgment and seeing thoughts and emotions and transient states.”

Bishop ET AL

4. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breath. You are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.”

Morgan Harper Nichols

5. “The present moment is a treasure chest of joy.”


6. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”

Wayne Dyer

7. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

Brene Brown

8. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

9. “The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

10. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath”.

Amit Ray

11. “Mindfulness is the capacity to perceive our world clearly, without adulteration or manipulation.”

Hyland et al

12. “Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

13. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

Mother Teresa

14. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

Marcus Aurelius

15. “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

16. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”

Dalai Lama

17. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.”

Anne Lamott

18. “I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.”

Will Arnett

19. “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.”

Arianna Huffington

20. “Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.”


21. “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

22. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”

Deepak Chopra

23. “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

24. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”

Deborah Day

25. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

Carl Jung

26. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

27. “Mindful living is about living in the present with peace and joy.”

Tara Brach

28. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”

Eckhart Tolle

29. “Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear?”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

30. “The more we get to know our minds and hearts in their majestic peculiarity, the less we need our lives to meet an externally driven definition of success.”

Kristin Neff

31. “Mindfulness does not reject experience. It lets experience be the teacher.”

Jack Kornfield

32. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

Deepak Chopra

33. “Mindfulness encourages you to respond to your experience rather than react to thoughts.”

Shamash Alidina

34. “Live a life full of humility, gratitude, intellectual curiosity, and never stop learning.”


35. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”


36. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”

Kristin Armstrong

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

Willie Nelson

38. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

GK Chesterton

40. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

41. “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”

Germany Kent

42. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust

43. “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

44. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

Marcus T Cicero

45. “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”

CS Lewis

46. “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”

Brene Brown

47. “Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.”

John Ortberg

48. “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.”

Amy Collette

49. “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.”

Robert Braathe

50. “Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift.”

Henri J.M Nouwen

51. “Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.”

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

52. “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

53. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”


54. “Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.”

Roy T. Bennett

55. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

Maya Angelou

56. “Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”

Steve Maraboli

57. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”

Neal A. Maxwell

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

William Arthur Ward

59. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

William Arthur Ward

60. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

W.T. Purkiser

61. “The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.”

Jaggi Vasudev

62. “It’s up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness now—and to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before we’ll be happy.”

Joanna Gaines

63. “Each day give thanks for the gift of life. You are blessed”


64. “Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.”

Isa Zapata

65. “A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.”

Zig Ziglar

66. “Gratitude helps you see what is there instead of what isn’t. This year, the holidays may look a little different. Don’t overlook the positives in your life, no matter how small they may seem.”

Annette Bridges

67. “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.”

Amy Collette

68. “Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.”

Mary Davis

69. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”

Robert Holden

70. “The simple act of practicing gratitude consistently is your invitation to a new life. Accepting the invitation is up to you.”

Josie Robinson

71. “Gratitude gentles even the roughest roads and gives wings to the heart.”

Sue Patton Thoele 

72. “Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality, and likes that turned into love.”


73. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

74. “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

75. “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

Embracing mindfulness and gratitude as life habits can transform how we experience each moment, giving light to even the difficult ones.

Mindfulness grounds us in the present, fostering awareness and acceptance of our thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. Pairing it with gratitude amplifies its power, shifting our focus towards appreciation for the simple joys and blessings in our lives.

Together, these practices cultivate a deeper sense of contentment, resilience, and connection to the world around us, ultimately enriching our journey through life and with the people we love.

And these seemingly simple perspective adjustments will be so worth it!

Which of these mindfulness gratitude quotes was your favorite?

Let me know in the comments!

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