Learning from the wisdom of others is a great way to keep motivated to maintain your gratitude mindset. 

Whether you like good old fashioned books or the more portable digital world of the e-publication, you can inspire yourself daily with stories, autobiographies and quotes from some of the great minds past and present. 

Whatever ‘speaks’ to you, make sure you keep it in easy reach and make a regular time for it. 

An inspiring true story of courage might be just what you need instead of half an hour of mindless television – and will put you in a much better frame of mind! The lives of others can also give us perspective on our own life and the way we are choosing to live it. It can also give us ideas for positive change. 

If quotes are your thing, then a simple Google search should afford you multiple choices (and they are often accompanied by beautiful images). Try writing them in a notebook to reinforce them and place quotes where you will see them – fridge, wallet, desk or computer desktop. 

There are many quotes that speak to us. We’ll leave you with just one that still remains a great reminder of the power of gratitude. 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy. 


Melina Schamroth 
Founder and CEO 
Founder of Grateful in Apriland them.a.d.woman foundation 

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