Want to spread happiness on social media with gratitude quotes images?
They say gratitude changes everything. I say, bring it on!
If you’re going through tough times, all the more reason to make time for gratitude.
How about you?
I’ll provide the quotes and inspiration. YOU make a little time and spread some gratitude!
How Do You Express Gratitude with Quotes?
Gratitude quotes and sayings incite social media engagement any time of year.
You can use short gratitude quotes for text-based status updates on Facebook, or tweet them on Twitter.
Create images with them for any social channel – a must for Instagram and Pinterest.
Or even send your creation as a greeting card!
Don’t miss any of the tips below for making gratitude quotes images:
- How to Make Gratitude Quote Graphics
- Can’t I Just Use Gratitude Quote Images I Find Online?
- Try These Popular Gratitude Hashtags
- Short Gratitude Quotes for Inspiration
To get you in the right mindset, we’ll also cover:
- What A Difference A Bit Of Gratitude Makes
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How to Make 30 Days of Gratitude Quote Images
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How Many Gratitude Quotes Should You Make?
Years ago when I first wrote this, I had just read this article by Rob Cubbon on how he’s crushing Facebook by posting 4 times a day. I decided to try 2 gratitude quotes, one tip graphic, and one link every day in November.
I also posted the gratitude quote images on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Now in 2019, there are new recommendations for how often to post on social media. So, after you’ve recovered from thinking about making 60 graphics – take it easy!
If you’re just getting started, make one.
But I highly recommend “batching” your work and making at least 4 or 5 at a time. Then you have enough to post one every #ThankfulThursday in November.
- Check my graphics for inspiration. Pin the infographic at the end of this post!
- To keep it simple, pick 4 backgrounds that can all use white OR black text.
- Set up your first quote. Don’t forget your URL at the bottom. Keep it as a template!
- Change out the photo and words, but KEEP the font and watermark.
- Repeat until you’re done.
Believe it or not, you can really crank them out if you just stay consistent with your font and watermark.
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Best Fonts for Picture Quotes on Gratitude
The most important thing for your picture quotes is that they’re legible.
- Choose a font that can be easily read, even at a small size on a mobile phone.
- Bold, sans serif typefaces work well. My “brand” font is Raleway, so I used a bold version for my quotes.
- All caps is a popular option, but I prefer upper and lower case.
- White type for medium to dark backgrounds. A drop shadow makes it pop even more.
- Choose black type for light backgrounds. Outer glow helps it stand out.
- Colored type is difficult over a photo with various colors in it already. I’d avoid it.
- The author’s name and your website can be in a thinner or more decorative font, as their readability isn’t critical.
Take a look at my graphics here to observe how utterly consistent my font use is. Let the photos be what varies. Trust me – they won’t be boring!
Can’t I Just Use Gratitude Quote Images I Find Online?
Designers and other content creators work hard to make beautiful images.
Show a little gratitude (and common sense) – don’t steal their work. Mine included!
You may share any of the graphics I’ve included in this blog post to social media. Keep the image intact, as well as the link to this post.
Do not download my graphics (or anyone else’s) to edit or repost. That’s copyright infringement.
Even if you just can’t make time for creating graphics, you can share these short gratitude quotes as text updates or tweets.
Some I’ve shortened so they work even better for making your graphics. You’ll find the quotes further down in this post.
Get creative and make your own! Stencil makes it easy.
How to Post Your Gratitude Quotes Images
Post your graphic with a question to get viewer engagement!
- Restate the quote and ask “Do you agree?”
- Ask followers what they’re grateful for.
- Ask them to tag someone they’re grateful for.
- Ask anything related to your quote!
Use These Popular Gratitude Hashtags
Post your graphic with hashtags.
- No more than one or two on Facebook. #quote
- No more than 3 on Twitter. #quote #qotd #gratitude
- 4 to 6 hashtags on Pinterest.
- Post up to 30 hashtags on Instagram. Yes, I do!
Here are some hashtags you can copy to your notepad app to use on Instagram:
#30daysofgratitude #dailygratitude #bethankful #gratitudechallenge #givethanks #attitudeofgratitude #quotestagram
You can also use the most popular hashtags – just be aware that those feeds move like lightning! Read this for tips on using Instagram hashtags.
#quote #qotd #quotes #quoteoftheday #inspiration #lifelessons #wisewords #truth #amen #word #gratitude
Short Gratitude Quotes for Inspirational Graphics
Short text rules for picture quotes, and social media posts in general. Remember, people’s attention span is 8 seconds – less than a goldfish!
I’ve collected only short and sweet quotes on gratitude.
These are the perfect length for Twitter – with or without pictures.
Shorter posts (under 80 characters) also get more engagement on Facebook! 130 characters is the max to use the Facebook image maker. All these quotes should work!
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. ~Meister Eckhart
Appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. ~Mandy Hale
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero
All that we behold is full of blessings. ~William Wordsworth
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick
Praise the bridge that carried you over. ~George Colman
Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. ~Alfred Painter
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen
“Enough” is a feast. ~Buddhist proverb
What a miserable thing life is: you’re living in clover, only the clover isn’t good enough. ~Bertolt Brecht
Gratitude is the best attitude.
The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. ~Neale Donald Walsch
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. ~Gerald Good
Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~Marianne Williamson
We must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. ~John F. Kennedy
Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. ~Estonian Proverb
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu
There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. ~Joseph Addison
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~John E. Southard
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. ~Frank A. Clark
Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. ~Melody Beattie
Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~Kak Sri
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward
Thanks are the highest form of thought; gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty. ~Charles Dickens
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~Eckhart Tolle
What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. ~Michael Josephson
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What A Difference A Bit Of Gratitude Makes
Gratitude can be simply broken down to appreciating the good things in your life.
It doesn’t always seem simple, though.
When things are hectic or stressful, finding the silver lining can be challenging. However, learning how to embrace gratitude can significantly boost your happiness.
Being grateful offers a host of other benefits you’re probably not aware of, too. Let’s take a closer look at the concept, ways it can improve your life and how to practice it.
There are many definitions of gratitude.
Some people believe it’s a feeling or emotion. Others look at it as more of a mood.
Still, some folks believe gratitude is a personality trait a person exhibits.
These can all be correct. In essence, gratitude elicits satisfaction and appreciation in a person through feelings, actions or even inherent qualities.
However, even those of us who may be more inclined to feel grateful on a regular basis through our glass-half-full-optimism likely need to work on evoking such an outlook.
Gratitude can be viewed as a practice or something you perform regularly.
Most people practice something because it benefits them. This is true of gratitude.
As with other practices, you’ll get better at demonstrating gratitude the more you work it.
Benefits of Embracing Gratitude
There are many benefits of gratitude; many of them have been scientifically proven.
Once you begin to understand these, chances are good that you’ll see why it’s so important to develop a grateful mindset.
Gratitude can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health.
Research has shown it to improve relaxation, sleep quality and energy levels.
Being thankful for your blessings can enhance your emotional wellness.
You’ll deal better in crisis situations and find you’re more resilient when you’re able to look on the bright side.
This can contribute to better relationships, too. Appreciating the positives in life can simply make you feel happier.
Ways to Practice Gratitude
Recognizing your blessings may not come easily at first, but there are some ways to help make it a habit and a regular part of your routine.
One of the most convenient and impactful methods for cultivating appreciation is through keeping a gratitude journal.
In this practice, you’ll write down three things each day that you’re grateful for, which makes it easier to notice and recognize those good things.
Meditation has also been shown to help.
Also, making an effort to thank someone each day, for even the smallest thing, opens your eyes and heart to abundance.
Giving back and doing good for others can provide tremendous perspective, as well.
Now you have a better idea of just what making a concerted effort to count your blessings can do for your life.
Embracing and expressing gratitude are more important than many of us realize.
Will You Take the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge?
In this article, we covered:
- How to Make Gratitude Quote Graphics
- Hashtags for Your Gratitude Quote Posts
- Short Gratitude Quotes for Inspirational Graphics
- How Gratitude Makes a Difference
Are you ready to try your hand at making gratitude quote images?
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Whether you use these resources or not – I sincerely hope you take the month of November to reflect on your blessings.
- Share something you appreciate each day on Facebook.
- Show appreciation to someone in your life each day.
- Start a gratitude journal.
- Count your blessings in any way you choose!
How about committing to an attitude of gratitude?
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Let us know in the comments what you’ll do to celebrate 30 days of gratitude.