Gratitude is a way of returning energy for energy received. One who accepts a kindness without returning gratitude, as though the kindness were his by right, demeans both the giver and himself.

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Work should always be done as well as possible in gratitude for the free gift of life, and for our God-given power to be useful to our fellowman.

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Contemplating the birth of Jesus, one feels both deep awe and deep gratitude at the thought of God’s compassion in descending to earth in human form for man’s salvation.

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The virtue of gratitude is, above all, for ourselves: It is self-ennobling

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Do not forget when you meet beauty of every kind, to speak your gratitude to the Father within for surrounding you with so much wonder and beauty and for opening your eyes that you might see and enjoy it.

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Gratitude is the surest way of developing the magnetism that attracts spiritual abundance into our lives.

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When we look at life with inward vision, and from a standpoint of our own and of others’ spiritual development, we find cause for gratitude where, first, we may have discerned only tragedy.

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Always face your faults with gratitude, for only by facing them can you work on them and change them.

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God’s love is infinite. Let us lift up our hearts in gratitude to Him who has sent His one light repeatedly into the world for the salvation of humanity

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The secret of overcoming doubt is to concentrate on your reasons for gratitude to life, and not to focus on all those things which seem to you imperfect.

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Find something each day for which to give thanks, and thus form the habit of gratitude for all the good gifts the Father has bestowed upon us.

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It is not material things that should command our gratitude but life itself. We are the immortal offspring of Infinite Bliss. In bliss lies our true reason for eternal gratitude.

From the works of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda


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