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Gratitude, the feeling of being thankful, is known to increase wellbeing, with studies showing that it:
Gratitude is a natural feeling humans are equipped with, and the problem arises when there is more of ingratitude in society.
To have the capacity to feel gratitude, you must be able to receive and accept something helpful or good from another person. It helps if this is something you see happening around you from infancy, so you can learn how it works.
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The 18th-century American preacher Jonathan Edwards defined gratitude as a natural affection felt toward another person who has benefited us.
Gratitude is generally interpersonal and can induce positive feelings even toward our foes.
Positive psychologists have credited gratitude (both personal and interpersonal) with:
Gratitude doesn’t seem to come as easily as grumbling does, and you will likely resist this exercise. Waiting for the resistance to pass is futile. Just do it.
Sit down with pen and paper or at your computer and start, “I am grateful for …”
Your gratitude list is a bridge across those troubled waters to a resting place on the other side.
As you move through your day, pause now and then when you remember and think as you do something “I am grateful.”
Moving through your day with awareness and grace in this way will mean that when you do sit down to write your gratitude list those things will come to mind.
Identify 3 things that you feel grateful for and appreciate about your life.
These things can be based on the past, present, or futu...
Identify 3 things that you take for granted but are actually very thankful for.
This is the time to reflect and discover which of those you value the most.
Identify 3 things that you appreciate about yourself.
Pick things that are meaningful. These can involve your personality, your qualities, your actions, or anything else directly related to yourself.