You must determine what your lifestyle priorities are and live accordingly. Your decisions must be based on your plan and not the pressures from family or society to live a certain way.
— T.D. Jakes
Don’t expect financial rewards to come quickly or easily. It took me fifteen years to build up an income that exceeded our family’s monthly needs.
— Ross Perot
Thousands upon thousands are yearly brought into a state of real poverty by their great anxiety not to be thought poor.
— Robert Mallet
There’s only one way to maintain your wealth, and that is simply this: spend less than you earn and invest the difference.
— Anthony Robbins
True financial success is impossible without a spirit of gratitude. If you can’t appreciate what you have now, you won’t be able to appreciate anything you get later.
— Larry Burkett
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you don’t have; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
Contentment is achieved only in the absence of envy.
— Tim Kimmel
More than once I heard Mother say, if we couldn’t be happy here in this house, we’d never be happy anywhere.
— Henry Ford
To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches.
He who is not contented with little will never be satisfied with much.
— Thomas Brooks
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
— Daniel Webster
I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
— Gwyn Thomas
Remember the wonderful blessings that come to you each day from the hands of a generous God, and forget the irritations that would detract from your happiness.
— William Ward
Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. It will change your perspective of your day and your life.
— Oprah Winfrey
About ninety percent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety percent that are right and ignore the ten percent that are wrong.
— Dale Carnegie
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
— Willie Nelson
Cultivate a grateful heart, and you will see blessings where others see curses. You will also likely have better mental health than most and will enjoy life more.
— M. Scott Peck
Make a list each day of all that you are grateful for, so that you can stay conscious daily of your blessings. Do this especially when you are feeling as though you have nothing to feel grateful for.
— Cherie Carter-Scott
When we choose not to focus on what’s missing in our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present, we experience heaven on earth.
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don’t. Recognizing the treasure in the simple – a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common – a warm bed, a hot meal, a clean shirt.
— Max Lucado
My father may have had a meager salary, but he taught me that you should never be ashamed of who you are or be envious of other people. And to always appreciate what you have.
— Jamie Farr
Take time to thank everyone who has helped you along the way.
— Brooks Robinson
Saying thanks costs nothing and means everything. It is so simple, so basic, so necessary.
— Earl Woods
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.
— Charles Kingsley
My mother has the wonderful gift of looking at any situation and identifying five things that are beautiful before finding one fault.
— Colin Cowie
Blessings are like hugs from God to let you know how much He loves you. Counting blessings is like hugging God back.
— Debby Boone
Feeling down, we often forget to look up. Then the more we ignore wonders large and small, the lower we feel. And yet, it is nearly impossible to catch a glimpse of a newborn child, a goldfinch feeding on thistle, or a bright red sun in the sky and not feel part of something magnificent.
— Dr. Suzanne Zoglio
My dad never complains or raises his voice. And when we all hold hands at the dinner table and he prays, I can feel God in the room. Dad taught me that life counts, every moment of it.
— Victoria Jackson
Luckily, there is a way to be happy. It involves changing the emphasis of our thinking from what we want to what we have. Rather than wishing your spouse were different, try thinking about her wonderful qualities. Instead of complaining about your salary, be grateful that you have a job.
— Richard Carlson
The real key to relieving stress is gaining control over irritants you have the power to change and accepting those you don’t.
— Dr. Paul Rosch
Sometimes, all we need to do to de-stress is change the tape that runs in our heads. Most of us have a habit of making problems worse by saying things to ourselves like, “This is terrible,” or, “I have really screwed up.” Instead, say supportive and positive things to yourself, such as, “I can deal with this.”
— Frederic Luskin
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
— Natalie Goldberg
Since stress is the body’s way of dealing with threats, a simple way to de-stress is to use your body’s response to good things to your advantage. A few moments spent thinking how lucky you are to be alive or how grateful you are to be loved or how in awe you are of nature’s beauty all send a chemical message that life is good throughout your body.
— Frederic Luskin