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  • Express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
  • Gratitude is a virtue disposing the mind to an inward sense and an outward acknowledgment of a benefit received, together with a readiness to return the same, or the like, as occasions of the doer of it shall require, and the abilities of the receiver extend to.
  • He who receives a good turn, should never forget it: he who does one, should never remember it.
  • What causes such a miscalculation in the amount of gratitude which men expect for the favors they have done, is, that the pride of the giver and that of the receiver can never agree as to the value of the benefit.
  • If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parents, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of man due to our Father in heaven!


  • We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

Source Needed and Biographical Information Needed for Quotation[edit]

'"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." Gerald Good'

This quotation is ubiquitous online. However, I cannot find any biographical information for "Gerald Good". Who is "Gerald Good"? When did he write this? In what context did he write this? How was it discovered and disseminated so broadly and widely with no concomitant biographical information?