18 Ways Gratitude Can Work Magic In Your Life by John Cali and Spirit

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it….I am going to have kind thoughts toward others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. ~ Dalai Lama


His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Copyright © 2014 by Minette Layne

The American celebration of Thanksgiving is not until next month. But lately I’ve been feeling particularly grateful for all the blessings in my life. I start and end each day by making a mental list of those blessings.

I’ve found that practice a powerful way to stay anchored in a place of peace, joy, and love throughout the day—and night.

Today I want to share with you some of my favorite gratitude quotations from Spirit.


  1. Gratitude raises your vibration because it puts you into that energy you might call “grace.”
  2. Gratitude aligns you more fully with your spirit.
  3. Gratitude puts you in a powerful receiving mode. Then the universe will deliver to you more of what you are already grateful for.
  4. So if you want to increase the abundance flowing into your life, simply express gratitude for all the good you already have.
  5. No matter how much or how little you have in your life right now, gratitude guarantees more abundance is on the way.
  6. Find something good every day to be grateful for.
  7. In fact, find something every moment to be grateful for.
  8. When you are focused on, and filled with, gratitude you will begin living the life of your dreams.
  9. Being in the present moment with gratitude and appreciation is one of the most important things you can ever do for yourself and others.
  10. You are never lacking what you are willing to gratefully give others. That’s the power of gratitude.
  11. Your spirit is always grateful it has you as its human expression. Be grateful you have your spirit always guiding, supporting, and loving you.
  12. Gratitude aligns you more fully with your spirit.
  13. When you embrace the present moment with gratitude you have access to all the love, joy, peace, and abundance you have ever wanted.
  14. That’s how powerful gratitude is. It will transform your life forever.
  15. Be grateful for all your many blessings. Also share those blessings with others, especially those less fortunate than you.
  16. You will never lack what you are willing to give others unconditionally, with love and gratitude.
  17. Giving thanks, expressing heartfelt gratitude, every day of your life—even if only for a few moments each day—will bring you rich rewards beyond your highest and wildest expectations and dreams.
  18. Be grateful every day to yourself for having the courage and wisdom to live your life in the best way you know how.

Finally, follow the Dalai Lama’s advice to tell yourself every day “Today I am fortunate to be alive.”

Copyright © 2014 by John Cali


In this short video Oprah Winfrey talks about the power of gratitude, and how it can transform our lives.



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John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Conversations with Spirit: Real Answers To Life’s Pesky Questions, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming, in the USA’s northern Rocky Mountains. Sign up for his free newsletter here. You’ll receive a free copy of The Book of Joy: How To Live Every Day of Your Life Happily Ever After.

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4 Responses

  1. Margaret

    Thanks for this John….having all those wonderful messages from Spirit listed like that made great reading. You always speak of joy as an undicator of our connection with Spirit and I think gratitude is part and parcel of joy. You can feel your heart sing when you feel gratitude.

    I found keeping a log each night of three things I was grateful for in the day helped me get through a difficult period.At first it seemed hard to find gratitude in the midst of difficulties but it actually became very easy and my list grew and grew.

    I am truly grateful to be part of this online community. It’s great to feel connected.

    Thank you
    Margaret x

    • John Cali

      Thanks so much, Margaret, for sharing.

      I also keep a gratitude log — before I go to sleep each night I write 3 (or more) good things that happened that day. It’s a powerful way to attract more abundance.

      Thanks again.

  2. Jeannie

    In Canada our Thanksgiving is October 13th. Gratitude is uplifting. Giving gratitude gives you a feeling of well being. And the Universe listens and gives back Its own gratitude. This year I am so grateful for my beautiful Ruby who is so funny and playful she brings such great joy! I’m so grateful for you John and Spirit for being and sharing. I’m so grateful for the Watcher Within who guides me when I stop and listen. To you my wonderful, loving Watcher, Guide I am thankful and love you right back. And I am grateful for the person I am now, learning to love and find joy in who I am right now. And I give thanks and am grateful for all who are here sharing their thoughts may all your days be filled with love and wonder!

    love and hugs

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