start monday with gratitude

have gratitude wherever you go...

... on your desktop or on your phone, with these gratitude quote wallpapers.

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." ~ Muhammad Ali, boxing heavyweight champion.

When we read or speak out loud, something on repeat, it encourages our brain to accept that which we have read or spoken, as fact; to believe it. And when you truly believe something, your vibration will match that frequency and attract more similar vibrations to you.

Each week I shall share a gratitude quote with you from people of all walks of life, from all corners of the globe. These quotes are designed to inspire you and help you stay focused on gratitude. When you save these quotes to your desktop and/or mobile and read or speak them out loud, often throughout the day, they become a gratitude affirmation.

Note: details of how to download the wallpapers is provided below the final, currently-available wallpaper.

Week 1

"Gratitude turns what we have into enough” ~ Melody Beattie

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Week 2

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude” ~ Karl Barth

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Week 3

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude” ~ Cynthia Ozick

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Week 4

“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things” ~ Rhonda Byrne

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Week 5

“Gratitude makes sense of the past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow” ~ Melody Beattie

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Week 6

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around” ~ Willie Nelson

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Week 7

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul” ~ Henry Ward Beecher 

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Week 8

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy” ~ Ralph H Blum 

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Week 9

“The root of joy is gratefulness” ~ David Steindl-Rast 

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Week 10

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see” ~ Mary Davis 

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Week 11

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

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Week 12

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears” ~ Tony Robbins

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Week 13

“Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart” ~ Larissa Gomez

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Week 14

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude” ~ GK Chesterton

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Week 15

“Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you” ~ Eileen Caddy

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Week 16

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

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Week 17

“Be thankful for what you have: you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never, ever have enough” ~ Oprah Winfrey

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Week 18

“If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes” ~ Sri Chinmoy

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Week 19

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns. I am grateful that thorns have roses” ~ Alphonse Karr

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Week 20

“Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of rain, the taste of your favourite food, or the sounds of a loved one’s voice” ~ Joseph B Wirthlin

 

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Week 21

“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

 

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Week 22

“Have gratitude for all that you have, and you can be happy exactly as you are” ~ Mandy Ingber

 

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Week 23

“Gratitude helps you grow and expand” ~ Eileen Caddy

 

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Week 24

“In ordinary life, we hardly realise that we receive a great deal more than we give, and it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

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Week 26

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward

 

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Week 27

“It’s impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment” ~ Naomi Williams

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Week 28

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold rather a large amount of gratitude” ~ AA Milne

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Week 29

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind” ~ Lionel Hampton

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Week 30

“Every once in a while, God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it” ~ Richelle E Goodrich

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Week 31

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~ Doris Day

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Week 32

“Gratitude is a key that unlocks the door of a joyful spirit. When days go by without gratefulness, the door can feel stuck, causing an emptiness inside. The door becomes un-wedged and reopens once you re-focus on what you are grateful for.” ~ Jacki Contoni

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Week 33

“’Thank You’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say thank you a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” ~ Alice Walker

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Week 34

“Before you get mad at someone, find something he/she did for you that deserves gratitude.” ~ Asmaa Dokmak

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Week 35

“Gratitude puts little smiley faces on everything it touches.” ~ Richelle E Goodrich

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Week 36

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

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Week 37

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practising gratitude.” ~ Brené Brown

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Week 38

“If life is a cup of tea, gratitude is the honey that makes it sweet.” ~ Natasha Potter

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Week 39

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now, is the true prosperity.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

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Week 40

“It is not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people who are happy.” ~ Unknown

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how to download your wallpaper

Before copying one of the pictures below, you'll want to quickly check your screen settings because the worst thing you can do is use a wallpaper with an aspect ratio that differs from the aspect ratio of your screen.

The aspect ratio of a rectangle is simply the proportion between width and height. The most common are 16:9, 16:10 and 4:3. And it will be for these 3 sizes that I shall provide you with your free wallpaper.

To find your screen resolution follow this basic guide. Steps for your computer may vary slightly but I hope this will give you some guidance:

  • Right-click the desktop and select Display settings.
  • Scroll down until you see "Resolution" (you may have to choose an "Advanced" option)
  • To find your aspect ratio, divide the width over the height. For example, if my resolution is 1920 x 1080 then I would divide 1920 over 1080 to get 1.778, which indicates a 16:9 resolution. Similarly, 1.6 indicated 16:10 and 1.333 indicates 4:3
  • When you've calculated your screen's aspect ratio, go to the picture below that matches that size
  • Right click on the picture and select "Set as Desktop Background"
  • Choose whether to "Fill", "Fit", or "Stretch" your picture - if you've chosen the right size "Fit" will be your best option
  • Select "Set Desktop Background" and you're done

  • First, save the wallpaper image to your phone by pressing your finger on the wallpaper image and hold down on it until you see a menu.
  • From here, click the “Save image” tab, and it will begin downloading.
  • The next step is to set this saved image as your wallpaper by pressing and holding a blank area on your screen (meaning where no apps are placed), and home screen options will appear.
  • Select 'add wallpaper' and choose whether the wallpaper is intended for 'Home screen', 'Lock screen', or 'Home and lock screen'.
  • Another set of options will appear where you can choose where the photo you would like to use will be coming from, namely the Gallery.
  • If necessary, crop the image to a suitable size. Once satisfied, simply click 'Done'.

  • First, save the wallpaper image to your phone by pressing your finger on the wallpaper image and hold down for about 2 seconds until a menu appears.
  • From here, click “Save Image“, and it will begin downloading.
  • The next step is to set this saved image as your wallpaper by, first, going to the 'Photos' app and selecting the wallpaper photo you've saved there.
  • Click on the share icon on the lower left corner of the screen, then select 'Use as Wallpaper'.
  • Then choose to set the photo as either the lock screen, home screen or both.