Having a grateful heart is one of life’s many small pleasures, and one of the joys of being a fundraiser is that gratitude is a part of our job.
Of course we also know that showing gratitude to our donors can increase our donor retention rates and money fundraised. But there are some other amazing benefits of being grateful.
Did you know that one study found that an act of thoughtful gratitude gave people an immediate 10% increase in happiness, and a 35% reduction in depressive symptoms? Pretty amazing!
One Harvard study found that writing a thank you note can make you happier, too.
In an effort to cultivate more gratitude in our lives, I wanted to share with you 3 of my favorite quotes about gratitude. (Note: You can right-click on any of the images below to save and use them for your own purposes. Perhaps a new desktop image!)
Do you have a favorite quote or saying about gratitude? Share it in the comments below!