Gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness.
In simple words, gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what a person receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. They recognize that the source of that goodness lies outside themselves. As a result, being grateful also helps them connect to something larger than themselves – to people, nature, or a higher power.
Studies show that gratitude is strongly and consistently linked with greater happiness. Being grateful makes people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, build strong relationships, improve their health, and find strength to deal with adversity.
Those who practice gratitude are in a better mood, are more optimistic, and more satisfied with their lives overall. They have fewer symptoms of illness and even exercise more. Putting gratitude into action is easy. You do not have to change anything about your life circumstances, learn new skills, or read tons of books before you can get started.
Keeping a gratitude journal is a very straightforward exercise for your brain. All you do is record things you recently experienced for which you are grateful. You can do this in a fancy paper journal, on a blog, with the help of an app, or on some stapled-together scrap paper. You can write, sketch, make lists, or do whatever else fits your style.
Gratitude leads to increased happiness and happier people are more productive, resilient, sociable, cooperative, successful, and creative. They are also healthier and live longer. So be grateful for all the goodness in life.
Feel the power of Gratitude by practicing it daily and see its wonders for yourself.
One of the best ways to practice gratitude, and make it a major part of your life is journaling. Journaling allows you to focus your feelings, thoughts, and energy on those things that you are grateful for in your life. We invite you to use our 30-Day Gratitude Journal to support you in your gratitude journaling. Click Here to get a copy of the journal TODAY!
Gratitude is a lifestyle that contributes to your happiness, peace, and success. No matter what, there is always something to be grateful for.