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We love using gratitude quotes, gratitude affirmations and gratitude meditations in our daily gratitude practice. We have felt the tremendous value of filling our minds and hearts with more inspiration for gratitude, and it is incredible how focusing on our gratitude instead of toxic energy changes our daily lives. Like all of us, every gratitude practice is unique and personal. 

We want to share a gratitude poem with you to use as your gratitude practice today. We cannot take credit for the creation of this poem, but it touched us so deeply and we wanted to encourage you in your gratitude practice with it. Take a few minutes to reflect on these powerful words, and carry them with you in your heart as you go on with your day.


Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge

Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary

Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are

also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles

and they can become your blessings.


This is our favorite poem on gratitude, and it rings so true to us. Poetry is so inspirational and encouraging, and this poem of gratitude is a beautiful way to feel inspired through the power of thankfulness. We would love to hear other gratitude poems that are special to you! Please share them with us in the comments, or email us at

Spread Gratitude. 

Change the world.

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