Creating An Attitude Of Gratitude
mayo 4, 2020
We often think of gratitude as an action. To tell someone «thank you» or to show appreciation is something we do. But gratitude is more than that. It’s an emotion we can develop every day of our lives. All we need to do is pay attention to everything good around us.
One of the best parts about gratitude is that it can be shown in many ways. It can be noticing things we take for granted. Things like having a place to live, food to eat and water to drink. It can even be having access to computers and phones. Gratitude can also be thinking about how good we feel when something nice happens to us.
But gratitude and other good emotions do more than simply make us feel good. They are also good for us. And they help our health in more ways than one.
Gratitude open us up to more opportunities. People who feel grateful are more likely to make good choices and learn new things. Both actions give us a sense of purpose.
Good feelings balance out bad feelings. Having an upbeat attitude helps remove bad feelings. People who feel grateful are often happier, less stressed, and less depressed.
One good feeling leads to another. When we feel grateful, we might also feel happy, calm, joyful or loving.
Good feelings can lead to good actions. When we feel grateful for the kindness people show us, we are more likely to show that same kindness to others.
Good feelings help build stronger friendships. When we feel and show gratitude to others, we are able to create deeper bonds of friendship. Those bonds help us build trust and feel closer to everyone around us.
Creating an attitude of gratitude may take a little work, but anyone can do. It all starts with paying attention to the things you are glad to have in your life. Next time something good happens to you, take a moment to express your thankfulness. The more you do it, the better you will feel.
Your mind and body will thank you.
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