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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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Gratitude has been repackaged and sold by personalities like Oprah, Arianna Huffington and Richard Branson who are touting the benefits of feeling grateful as a universal remedy for everything.
Gratitude, the feeling of being thankful, is known to increase wellbeing, with studies showing that it:
Many people do not have the capacity to feel gratitude easily as they have only seen neglect, abuse, and deprivation their entire lives.
To feel gratitude, you need to actually receive something good and helpful from someone, so that the emotion naturally arises.
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Identify 3 things that you feel grateful for and appreciate about your life.
These things can be based on the past, present, or future. No category or thing is too big or small to appreciate, however, being specific might be helpful.
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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.
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