Whatever holiday you celebrate, whether it’s Christmas, Chanukah or Kwaanza, this time of year is a perfect time to take stock and think about the blessings in our lives and what we’re grateful for. With that in mind, we thought these uplifting and inspirational quotes would help put you in the holiday spirit.

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Eileen Caddy

“So it is not happiness that makes us grateful. It’s gratefulness that makes us happy.” – David Steindl-Ras

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.” – Albert Einstein

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.” – Louise Hay

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

“Life is a very beautiful dream, he thought. I’m so glad I chose not to wake up from it just yet.” – Christopher Fowler

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Relish love in our old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating.” – Leo Buscaglia