"I'm at that place where it's like, 'I can't get any more goodness in my life.' ... I feel blessed every second. I go to bed feeling blessed, and I wake up feeling blessed."

— Ellen DeGeneres, from the show Exclusive: Oprah's After Oscar® Party 2007 from the Kodak Theatre

"I say this all the time: 'I want to one day show up where people live and work to give them the same standing ovation that [the audience] just gave me."

— Oprah, from the show A Cheers to You Extravaganza!

"Every girl who is able to compete in a sport today in a public school owes a debt of gratitude to [Billy Jean King]."

— Maria Shriver, from the show Women Who Changed the World

"The idea is for people to give thanks for the kids in their lives who are healthy and to give to the children who are not."

— Marlo Thomas, from O, The Oprah Magazine December 2004

"Tennis was an opportunity for me to affect people for two hours, you know? But what I care about now is the chance of affecting somebody for a lifetime."

— Andre Agassi, from the show Former President Bill Clinton's New Passion and Andre Agassi

"I realized once again how much [my mom] gave me, and all I want to do is give my children the same: the strength to love someone profoundly, and in the end let them be who they are."

—Christine Baranski, from O, The Oprah Magazine January 2001

"We celebrate our parents' lives both because what an example they were to all of us, of what a great couple, what a great relationship should be like."

— Donny Osmond, from the show Over 100 Osmonds Reunite on Our Stage!


"When you haven't forgiven those who've hurt you, you turn your back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward."

— Tyler Perry, from O, The Oprah Magazine March 2006

"I'm grateful that I feel deeply, because it allows me to experience great pain and great joy. I'm alive!"

— Wynonna Judd, from an Oprah.com exclusive

"I'm grateful for the bigheartedness of my parents that lives in me, but I don't want to be a doormat. I'd make excuses for outrageous behavior from other people, and I did it flawlessly."

— Dr. Robin Smith, from O, The Oprah Magazine April 2006

"I want the world to know that you're supposed to be grateful in all things."

— Joseph Simmons, a.k.a. Reverend Run, from the  show Miss USA Returns to Harpo!

"It's a time to stop, honor and reflect on the abundance, prosperity, people and lives we are blessed with."

— Sandra Magsamen, from an Oprah.com exclusive

"The more grateful you are, the more you get to be grateful about. It's that simple."

— Louise Hay, from the show The Law of Attraction: Real-Life Stories

"I pray for peaceful pauses within ourselves to acknowledge our gratitude for life and all its complexities."

— Oprah, from O, The Oprah Magazine January 2005

"[People who are grateful] really are more optimistic, more apt to help others, more joyful and genuinely healthier."

— Debra Norville, from O, The Oprah Magazine October 2007

"I'm really thankful for my health, and I wanted to find a way to give back."

— Hilary Swank on donating her hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths campaign, from the show Oprah's Great American Haircut

"Jot down three things that you're grateful for. It seems so simple, but counting your blessings just has a way of making you remember the sun is shining."

— Todd B. Kashdan, PhD, from O, The Oprah Magazine October 2007

"I have an amazing group of friends, and they've been there for me and they've helped me through it."

— Matt Holloway on the disappearance of his sister, Natalee, from the show Exclusive: Marion Jones's First Interview

"I'm thankful for my past because it's brought me to this point and, most of all, thankful to tennis because it gave me a great life."

— Martina Navratilova, from the show Sports Legends Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Super Coach Vivian Stringer

"I'm thankful that I'm alive; thankful that my daughter has respect for me and understands that I'm in the fight for my life. My sons do as well."

— Tatum O’Neal on her struggle with addiction, from the show Tatum O'Neal Speaks Out About Her Drug Bust

"Take inventory and give thanks for all the things you do have."

— Dr. Ned Hallowell, from the show Forgiving the Son Who Killed My Family

"Positive thoughts give you awesome energy and a boost. Sometimes, we concentrate on what's wrong and miss what's working in our lives."

— Dr. Janet E. Taylor, from an Oprah.com exclusive

"Trust instinct to move you forward, know what you want to achieve and then stick to it, and retain a sense of gratitude that can't be faked."

— Oprah, from O, The Oprah Magazine October 2002

"All the little things that I used to take for granted in life I really cherish more, because now I know how easily they can be taken away from me."

— Austin, a student who helped save his teacher's life, from the show Meet the Heroes in the Headlines

"I believe such illumination comes if you're open to the surprises the universe throws at you."

— Juliette Binoche, on becoming a dancer from a simple twirl, from O, The Oprah Magazine August 2008

"[The Pay It Forward Challenge] brought my family together and gave us feeling of gratitude for everything we have."

— Janifer Jorgensen, from the show Oprah’s Favorite Giveaway Ever—The Results!

"Spend time every day focusing on gratitude for your success."

— Martha Beck, from O, The Oprah Magazine January 2004

"[Eunice Kennedy Shriver] was constantly trying to talk about what was going on in the rest of the world to open our minds and let us know that we were lucky and that we should be grateful."

— Maria Shriver, from the show Maria Shriver and Her Mom, Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Their First TV Interview

"I'm grateful that for so many millions of people the door was at least opened to the idea that we are each responsible for the quality of our lives."

— Oprah, from the show The Secret Behind The Secret

"I think back on how inspirational Billie Jean King has been to me. I really wouldn't be here today if it weren't for her."

— Dara Torres, from the show Women Who Changed the World