15 Short and Powerful New Year Gratitude Quotes

Communication is golden in times of crisis, and no year has put that test more than 2020. As we reach the end of the year, organizations will be sending out communications to their employees to express their gratitude for making it through unprecedented challenges and ring in the New Year. But with so much extra to be grateful for, finding the right words can be a challenge in itself. We’re here to help with some handpicked New Year gratitude quotes.

15 New Year Gratitude Quotes

Much has been said about gratitude over the centuries, and we know that it’s always a top driver of employee engagement and satisfaction, no matter the year. But we’ve selected our 15 favorite short gratitude quotes that we think best capture the spirit of moving forward to 2021:

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

“Ingratitude is monstrous” – William Shakespeare

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” – Neal A. Maxwell

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley

“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Be at war with your voices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough” – Aesop

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – James Allen

“Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself.” – Rumi

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr

Here’s to a Fresh Start

We hope these gratitude quotes inspire you and your colleagues to stay strong in 2021 and communicate the power sincere gratitude has to elevate any situation. From everyone at HALO, here’s wishing you well in the New Year.

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