Importance of gratitude can not be overstated. As life becomes tougher than ever, it is important not to forget an important lesson: everyone has something that she/he should be grateful for.
Our blessings are one of the most intimate factors that trigger a calmer and more peaceful energy within us. The problem with us, people, is that we usually forget our biggest blessing infront of a small obstacle in our way.
Sometimes our blessings can be abstract, but we still have to channel them. And sometimes we have to work hard on that.
So, hopefully, we'll see the importance of gratitude through these 22 celebrities, who shared their deepest gratefulness with us all:
"He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me.”
2. Billy Ray Cyrus
"I could answer this question the same way every year. I am so grateful for my family, for the health of my family, that we have work that we dearly love. I'm grateful for all opportunities to see and speak to the fans. They give me so much joy, and I can never repay them. As always, this holiday season, my family and I will be thinking about and thankful for our troops. May they get to rejoin their families soon."
3. Michael J. Fox
"I wake up curious every day and every day I'm surprised by something. And if I can just recognize that surprise every day and say, "Oh, that's a new thing, that's a new gift that I got today that I didn't even know about yesterday," it keeps me going. It keeps me more than going. It keeps me enthusiastic and grateful."
4. Renee Zellweger
"I'm very blessed with people who will go great distance out of their way to help not just me, but other people in their lives. I think that's a huge blessing."
5. Richard Belzer
"What am I grateful for? Aside from my own great life you mean? I'm just grateful that my wife, and daughter, and dogs are all healthy."
6. Chita Rivera
"I am so grateful to be alive. I am so blessed--I have friends, and family and my daughter and I am still working. I'm blessed. Believe me, you are looking at a blessed woman--(a woman) who says thank you all the time"
7. Kim Kardashian
“It’s fun to have a partner who understands your life and lets you be you.”
8. Alex Elle
“I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”
9. Kelsey Grammar
“I hit my knees every day and express gratitude.”
10. Paulo Coelho
“I thank all who have lied to me; they have shown me that truth is more powerful.”
11. Orlando Bloom
“The challenge of dyslexia - the challenge of climbing that mountain- is something that you can make your own and make it a reason to be a winner.”
12. Sandra Bullock
"We're all where we're supposed to be. I am exactly where I want to be now. You can't go backward. I'm not going backward. I'm grateful that I'm here, blessed to have what I have. Nobody can be prepared for anything. If you end up in a place where you can look back and go, 'It happened, but I'm so lucky to be sitting where I am sitting. . . .'"
13. Marilyn Monroe
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
14. Maria Shriver
"I've been blessed by my parents' love, by the love I had with Arnold, by the love of my children and my friends. I think that carries you through. We're so consumed as a society with "Do you have a boyfriend?" or "Are you married?" We miss the love that is staring you right in the face. I feel surrounded by love. I feel blessed now here in my life. Yeah. I feel blessed."
15. Leonardo Dicaprio
"Honestly, I’m glad I met everyone in my life. The good and the bad. The good make me thankful, the bad make me learn my lessons.”
16. Emma Stone
"I think my ultimate goal at the end of the day is to make my parents laugh. Maybe that is what this is all about: a roundabout way of trying of trying to entertain my parents, just like I did in the living room when I was a kid."
17. Oprah Winfery
"I finally realized that being grateful for my body was key to giving more love to myself.”
18. Nicki Minaj
“Dear God, I am only what you made me and I appreciate everything that you gave me.”
19. Ed Sheeran
"When I started being more weird, that’s when I started to fit in.”
20. Emma Watson
"There's nothing wrong with being afraid. It's not the absence of fear; it's overcoming it. Sometimes you've got to blast through and have faith."
21. Ken Jeong
"There’s really no substitute for working hard. I think that’s my biggest talent. There are always people who are funnier and more talented than I am, but I don’t take anything for granted and I commit myself 100% to each of my roles.”
22. Bradley Cooper
“The best thing I can do is embrace who I am and then do that to the fullest extent, and then whatever happens, happens.”
What do you think about these? Tell us which importance gratitude has in your life?