100 Thankful Thursday Quotes To Fill You With Gratitude

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As we go about our lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of our daily routine and forget to show gratitude for the little things.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most powerful and inspiring Thankful Thursday quotes that will help you cultivate an attitude of gratitude!

Putting aside the research-backed benefits of gratitude, the best part about it is that it’s a simple, powerful practice that anyone can integrate into their day.

And when we focus on the good things in our lives, the good tends to get even better.

So if you’re feeling a little down and out, let these thankful Thursday quotes motivate you to start showing appreciation for what you have.

Let’s dive in!

Powerful Thankful Thursday Quotes

  • “Be thankful for what you have and fearless for what you want.”
  • “Thursday is one of those days of the week on which I try to keep a cheerful attitude.” ~ Byron Pulsifer
  • “A spirit of thankfulness attracts others to your cause, ideas, and goals.” ~ Skip Prichard
  • “Consider yourself blessed if you were lucky enough to wake up this morning because today is full of opportunity.”
  • “Gratitude is the place where all dreams come true. You have to get there before they do.” ~ Jim Carey
  • “Being grateful all the time isn’t easy. But it’s when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  • “Be so busy finding things to be thankful for that you have no time left to search for reasons to be unhappy.”
  • “Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.” ~ Bethany Hamilton
  • “Keep your eyes open to mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “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
  • “Somebody didn’t wake up today, and you did. That’s enough reason to stop complaining and be thankful.” ~ Trent Shelton quote
  • “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.” ~ Epicurus
  • “If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is the vitamins.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  • “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~ David Steindl-Rast
  • “When you plant small seeds of gratitude, they eventually turn into a fruitful garden full of blessings.”
  • “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” ~ Shauna Niequist

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  • “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” ~ Jim Rohn
  • “Never let a moment go by where you don’t recognize how blessed you are right now.”
  • “Where attention goes, the universe flows. The more you appreciate the little things, the sooner they will turn into big things.”
  • “It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.”
  • “I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” ~ Alex Elle
  • “Being happy doesn’t mean you have it all, it simply means you’re thankful for what you have.”
  • “Be grateful for your everyday blessings. The things you’re tempted to complain about are the dreams of many.”
  • “Here’s to a beautiful and blessed Thursday. Be grateful and enjoy every moment of it because we only get to live it once.”
  • “What you have in your life is substantial. You just haven’t gone over the list and taken inventory in a long time.” ~ Steve Harvey quote
  • “Life is unpredictable, it changes along with every individual. Today you have and tomorrow you may not have, be thankful for the good that stays with you.” ~ Rashida Rowe
  • “I may not be where I want to be but I am thankful for not being where I used to be.” ~ Habeeb Akande

Short Thankful Thursday Quotes

Enjoying this list of quotes so far? Then you may also enjoy these Saturday motivational quotes. 

If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s some more short thankful Thursday quotes that will inspire you.

  • “The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • “I’m thankful for every moment.” ~ Al Green
  • “The more I give thanks, the more I realize just how much there is to be thankful for.” ~ Russel Clayton
  • “Thankful Thursday: what are you grateful for in your life right now?”
  • “Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” ~ Estonian Proverb 
  • “You will never be truly happy until you are grateful for what you already have.” ~ Jayce O’Neal
  • “We do not need to lose people or things to appreciate them.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • “Be present in all things and be thankful for all things.” ~ Maya Angelou
  • “Be thankful for what you have, your life is someone’s else’s fairytale.” ~ Wale Ayeni
  • “The first condition of deserving your existence is to be grateful for your existence.” ~ Mehmet Murat İldan
  • “Be thankful for everything that happens in your life, it’s all an experience.” ~ Roy T. Bennett
  • “The more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for.” ~ Walt Disney

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  • “Your level of gratitude determines your attitude.”
  • “I have a lot to be thankful for, I am healthy, happy, and I am loved.” ~ Reba McEntire
  • “The longer you maintain a thankful heart, the easier you’ll keep a positive attitude.” 
  • “My advice: Take a second out of the day to be thankful for your family.” ~ Jenna Morasca
  • “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” ~ William Blake
  • “Appreciate everything in life. Even the ordinary. Especially the ordinary.” ~ Jay Shetty quote
  • “Your struggle will end when your gratitude begins.”
  • “Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into tranquil joy.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” ~ Aesop
  • “This Thursday, be the sunshine in someone else’s day.”
  • “There’s always someone out there who would love to trade places with you; be grateful for what you have.”
  • “Help when you can. Be there when you can. Encourage when you can. A truly happy life comes from giving more than you take.”
  • “Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for.” ~ Barry Neil Kaufman

Good Morning Thankful Thursday Quotes

Let’s keep things rolling with more good morning thankful Thursday quotes that will help you start the day off right. Feel free to also check out these Friday motivational quotes if you’re looking for further inspiration.

  • “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” ~ Douglas Wood
  • “Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.” ~ Jim Lovell
  • “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” ~ Frank Clark
  • “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~ Albert Clarke
  • “We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontentment and dissatisfaction.” ~ Harry Ironside
  • “The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” ~ Normal Vincent Peale
  • “Life is full of blessings we take for granted. Yet so often we dwell on what we don’t have. Appreciate what you already have and be grateful.” ~ Napz Cherub Pellazo
  • “Gratitude is one of the most powerful human emotions. Once expressed, it changes attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective.” ~ Germany Kent
  • “Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  • “When asked if my cup is half full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful to have a cup.” ~ Sam Lefkowitz
  • “Meditate. Hydrate. Speak words of kindness and gratitude. And this will be your best Thursday ever.”
  • “The more grateful we are, the more we practice this in our everyday lives, the more connected we become to the universe around us.” ~ Stephen Richards
  • “What helps make your future a brighter one is if you make the decision today to choose to be happy and thankful for the present, and just let the future be.” ~ Matt Morris
  • “The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” ~ James E. Faust

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  • “Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.” ~ Victoria Osteen
  • “Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is true prosperity.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  • “Let us rise and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little. And if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick. And if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” ~ Buddha
  • “This Thursday, make it a point to be around people who make you happy and do things that make you feel alive.”
  • “Good morning, be thankful for today. Because in one moment your entire life could change.”
  • “It’s Thankful Thursday! Count your blessings and you will lose count of your problems.”
  • “Let this Thursday be filled with possibilities. Be aware of the opportunities around you. Don’t just go through the day, live the day with your eyes and mind open.”
  • “Every morning, write down three things you’re grateful for. Starting the day with gratitude will help you see even the smallest miracles in each day.”
  • “Good morning! Start your day with an attitude of gratitude and you will find that your abundance grows throughout the day.”
  • “Be thankful not just for where you are, but for who is there by your side.”
  • “Nothing feels better than the privilege of being alive. Be grateful for life. Not everyone made it thus far.” ~ Gift Gugu Mona
  • “Do not stop doing small things that have an impact on other people and other creatures in this world, life is mysterious. Be grateful in any situation because you don’t know what will happen to you in one night or even in a second.” ~ Avisheena
  • “The greatest accomplishment of all is to recognize that we were freely handed two extraordinary gifts that we had no part in creating. The first is a talent to cultivate, and the second is the opportunity to cultivate it.” ~ Craig Lonsbrough

Inspirational Thankful Thursday Quotes

To conclude, enjoy this final collection of thankful Thursday quotes that will highlight the amazing power of gratitude.

  • “Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.” ~ Larissa Gomez
  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues but the parent of all others.” ~ Marcus Tillus Cicero
  • “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” ~ Northrup Christiane
  • “When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.” ~ Emmanuel Dagher
  • “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie
  • “When you look at life through the eyes of gratitude, the world becomes a magical and amazing place.” ~ Jennifer Gayle
  • “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
  • “The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” ~ Hannah Whitall Smith
  • “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault
  • “This Thursday, be the sunshine in someone else’s day.”
  • “Thankful Thursday..let’s be thankful for: Help you receive. Friends and family who support you. Time you have to make it happen. Life lessons that make you wiser.”
  • “Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.” ~ Keanu Reeves
  • “Be thankful for all things in life. Even for the bad things. Sometimes the worst situations in life turn out to be the best things that ever happened to us.” ~ John Milton
  • “Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have.” ~ Michael Bernhard


  • “Be thankful for your life, and forgive everybody, including yourself.” ~ Yoko Ono
  • “Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” ~ Alan Cohen
  • “When you are thankful or you feel appreciation, you are in the ultimate state to receive. When you embrace gratitude, your body as the unconscious mind will begin to believe it is in that future.” ~ Joe Dispenza
  • “No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful you still have one.”
  • “Every challenge brings a lesson, and every lesson brings a blessing. That’s why even challenges are something to be grateful for.”
  • “Be thankful for your wins as they took you to the next level. Be thankful for your losses for now you have stories to tell.”
  • “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” ~ Brian Tracy
  • “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  • “Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Final Thoughts

As we come to the end of these Thankful Thursday quotes, I hope you’re feeling a little inspired to start practicing gratitude in your daily life.

Every day that you’re alive there are things to be grateful for. Whether you’re feeling grateful for your health, your loved ones, or even your morning cup of coffee, it’s always important to appreciate the good things in your life.

So be sure to make Thankful Thursday a weekly tradition and keep working on cultivating an attitude of gratitude every day. 

And don’t forget to share these quotes with the people close to you to sprinkle some positivity into their lives as well!

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