Date of publication: 2017-07-08 19:50
“has been conceptualized as an emotion, a virtue, a moral sentiment, a motive, a coping response, a skill, and an attitude. It is all of these and more. Minimally, gratitude is an emotional response to a gift. It is the appreciation felt after one has been the beneficiary of an altruistic act” (Emmons & Crumpler, 7555).
I agree completely that the most important virtue of all is gratitude. I began a morning graitude blog about a month ago at and the half hour to 95 minuters each day of attention to being grateful has profoundly altered my perspective and the quality of my life beyond my ability to explain it.
By practicing gratitude, your mind becomes focused on the good in your life. And as you know, whatever the mind focuses on, the mind attracts. That 8767 s the law of attraction.
“ adults who feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not, according to studies conducted over the past decade. They’re also less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy or alcoholics.” Melinda Beck
I think increasing ones gratitude is one of the most important goals of life unquestionably. Not only does it make us happier, I 8767 d also argue that it makes us have more humility. If we can 8767 t be appreciative for what we have it 8767 s as if we 8767 re declaring we deserve more. It 8767 s great to seek out more, as that 8767 s also part of life. But Doing so already being really grateful and joyful for what we have now is the way to go, I think.
I 8767 ve been working really hard on being more grateful. It 8767 s one of my major goals. Thank you so much for this post. I LOVE the idea of a gratitude journal. I think it might be just what I need!
This is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me today. I was so mad this morning, and when I had it all, I decided to sleep. On waking up, I stumbled on this blog post. I am so grateful for the peace that it has yielded in my heart. May you live to inspire more people. And thank you for everyone who commented, you have added so much to the juice of gratitude.
Out of gratitude love has borned,
Out of love devotion borned
Out of devotion surender has borned.
Out of surrender faith has borned.
Out of faith life has borned
I just downloaded the paper and I have to say it is a great paper! I have been dealing with you for a few years and I am always happy. Is this really an orginal paper it is mindblowing?! :o)
Most of us associate gratitude with saying “thank you” to someone who has helped us or given us a gift. From a scientific perspective, gratitude is not just an action. Gratitude is a positive emotion, which is really important because it serves a purpose
Were narcissistic entitlement a condition that afflicted only a small percentage of humankind, then there would be little cause for concern. Indeed, psychiatrists estimate that only one percent of the general population meets the clinical criteria for narcissistic disorders.
Historically, philosophers have suggested that gratitude is one of the most important human emotions for the success of society, and religious and spiritual thinkers have suggested that it is a crucial aspect of religious and spiritual life. Modern psychology research confirms that gratitude is an important social emotion that can benefit the lives of religious people who practice gratitude, and that practicing gratitude can also benefit non-religious people.
Alternatively, people may feel gracious because it can be an intrinsically rewarding process. Simply being grateful for being alive is a great way to motivate oneself to seize the day. The idea that tomorrow is not guaranteed is a strong motivator to some people.
If you haven 8767 t yet, but this interests you, I advise everyone to take a part in this 8775 challenge 8776 . Not only will it cultivate positivity in your life, you will also be spreading the word around! One my favorite things about this challenge is how my tweeter and facebook page became so brightened up as more and more people joined me, and reading their thankful messages to the world was a pleasure on its own!
Over the past 65 years, hundreds of studies have documented the social , physical , and psychological benefits of gratitude. The research suggests these benefits are available to most anyone who practices gratitude, even in the midst of adversity , such as elderly people confronting death , women with breast cancer , and people coping with a chronic muscular disease. Here are some of the top research-based reasons for practicing gratitude.