This time of year encourages themes of gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation. Remembering these sentiments not just now, but throughout the year, can strengthen relationships in all aspects of your life.


Here are a few quotes to think about as we reflect about our relationships with colleagues, friends, family, and beyond.


"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."
Henri Frederic Amiel


We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
John F. Kennedy


"Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Margaret Cousins


"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
W. Clement Stone


"Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices."
Robert Braathe


"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
Alfred North Whitehead


There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others.
J. Donald Walters


Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie


When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K. Chesterton


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