In life, it’s easy to get caught up in trivial things. Things that cause us stress, things we can’t fix or change, things that don’t directly involve us, the list goes on…There never seems to be enough time in the day to get all the things accomplished that we want to, and this can lead to stress and disappointment…I’m here to give you all a friendly reminder to RELAX, and try not to stress! The holidays are a wonderful time to put aside the day-to-day stresses, and focus on the things and people in life that bring us joy and happiness–and of course, a time to be thankful for them! ☺

In honor of this time, I want to share with you 6 of our favorite quotes about being thankful (for more quotes, check out our ‘Thankful’ Pinterest album!). We encourage you to remember these words, share them with others, and if you can manage it, live by them all throughout the year (and not just on during the holidays! 😉).

“Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” – Tony Robbins

trade expectation for appreciation

“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you HAVE.” -Unknown

Never let things you want make you forget things you have

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” -Unknown

thankful people are happy

“The root of JOY is gratefulness.” –David Steindl-Rast

the root of joy is gratefulness

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

thank people who make a difference

“When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many more things that are still going right.” – Annie Gottlier

take a moment