Thursday 17th August 2017

In the post today I received a thank you card from Carol Pengelly, it was from “Sent out Cards”. So it’s so very nice to know there are others who believe in developing an attitude of saying thank you.  Giving thanks for everything that has happened, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better; after all the current situation has passed and we look forward to tomorrow. There is a variety of things that can conjure positive feelings of appreciation, or gratitude.

Gratitude, is just a well thought out Thank You, instead of a half-hearted, “Thanks,” often leaves people feeling pretty good. Perhaps there was a moment that you can reflect on, that involved strong feelings of thanks?

Gratitude is an emotion like appreciation that most people are familiar with. What many people don’t know is that it plays a significant role in several historical movements, and that gratitude is now becoming an important part of psychology research, and especially positive psychology research.

Most of us associate gratitude with saying “thank you” to someone who has helped us or given us a gift, support or done a job well which we are grateful for. From a scientific perspective, gratitude is not just an action. It is a positive emotion, which is important because it serves a purpose

Appreciation for all the good things that have happened in life, is an essential part of building happiness. When you’re going through a tough time it can be hard to remember to be grateful for the good things that have been given to you, but there is a stack of benefits that can be gained from working into your everyday life. Find out more about ways to increase your gratitude and your awareness of things you can be grateful for.

 

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