What we gain from gratitude is more than just warm fuzzies from people who appreciate what we do for them--gratitude is like love, where the person giving it gains even more than the recipient. Gratitude leads to a sense of wellbeing that's good for physical and emotional health. And, while some people are born with a greater propensity toward feeling grateful, and some people develop it as a by-product of their upbringing or certain life experiences, gratitude can also be cultivated by anyone who wants to experience more of it in their daily lives, with some simple exercises.
The following gratitude resources can help you to understand the benefits of gratitude, and develop more gratitude in your life. Be truly thankful this Thanksgiving--and let these feelings stay with you throughout the holiday season and into the new year!
- Benefits of Gratitude--And How To Cultivate It
- Feel Grateful, Sleep Better!
- The Link Between Gratitude and Happiness
- Gratitude Journaling for Stress Relief
- Readers: What Are You Grateful For?