Gratitude

Gratitude, gratefulness and appreciation have proven to be amongst the most powerful of human emotions. This is where you’ll learn more about gratitude.

14 Health Benefits of Practicing Gratitude According to Science

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The health benefits of expressing gratitude are many, and some might surprise you. Scholars, spiritual leaders, and scientist throughout history have deliberated on gratitude. More recently, the scientifically-validated benefits of gratitude are better understood. Through the work of leading researchers like Robert Emmons and Martin Seligman, we know that this […]

The Neuroscience of Gratitude and How It Affects Anxiety & Grief

Neuroscience of Gratitude

We all want a happy life. A cushy job, a perfect family, financial stability, and a great social life! And in this indefinite pursuit of happiness that is mostly like a mirage, how often do we spare a minute to thank what we already have at this very moment? Gratitude […]

How To Express Gratitude to Others (19 Ideas + Gifts & Challenges)

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Think of a time you told someone how grateful you were for their help, support or even just for being in your life. How did that moment make you and that person feel? Or maybe you can remember a time someone gave you something, something you didn’t buy or ask […]

The Gratitude Tree for Kids (Incl. Activities + Drawings)

Gratitude for Kids

While teaching children to participate in the practice of gratitude can prove to be a bit of a task; the return on investment in their emotional well-being is unlimited and long term. Making gratitude fun and meaningful can introduce kids to a lifelong appreciation for the world around them and […]

41+ Gratitude Messages, Letters and Lists

Letter of gratitude

Count your blessings. Be thankful. The message about gratitude can be heard these days, loud and clear. Being thankful is such an important practice to hold onto in this fast-paced world in which we live…simply noticing the things we are thankful of. However, it’s all well and good to know […]

The Research on Gratitude and Its Link with Love and Happiness

Gratitude Research

The word gratitude comes from the Latin word gratus, which means "thankful, pleasing." Therefore, in its most simple form, to be grateful is to have appreciation and express thankfulness. However, there is more to gratitude than perhaps first meets the eye. What is clear, however, is that ‘counting your blessings’ […]

The Science and Research on Gratitude and Happiness

Happiness and gratitude

What is happiness? What is gratitude? We each have our own definitions of these, and for the most part, they will probably sound pretty similar. But if we were to take a deeper dive into the two, we would we find out more about ourselves, for instance, our behavioral tendencies […]

13 Most Popular Gratitude Exercises & Activities

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We usually show our gratitude to others when we feel indebted to them, when we have benefitted from their actions, and when we want to make our feelings towards them known. Showing gratitude is sometimes a required or expected thing, but at other times, a spontaneous “thank you” to someone […]

The 34 Best TED Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

The 20 Best Ted Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

Here at the PositivePsychology.com, we have recently been discussing the power of gratitude from a variety of angles. Whether you have been following along all month or this is the first article you are reading, we hope these videos will help drive home the idea that feeling gratitude can be […]

5+ Best Books on Gratitude + Oliver Sacks’ Gratitude Book

5 Best Books on Gratitude + Oliver Sacks’ Gratitude Book

Gratitude has been a hot topic in the world of positive psychology research for many years. In fact, if you type “gratitude” into Google Scholar, you’ll get about 1.32 million results! Gratitude is a popular area of research not only because it is an inherently “positive” topic, but also because […]

Gratitude Meditation: A Simple But Powerful Happiness Intervention

Gratitude meditation is a type of meditation which, as the name suggests, focuses on gratitude. This article will define gratitude meditation, discuss some of its benefits, and relate it to mindfulness. It also includes a few guided gratitude meditations, so you can start your practice today. This article contains: What […]

28 Benefits of Gratitude & Most Significant Research Findings

The Benefits of Gratitude: 28 Questions Answered Thanks to Gratitude Research

We recently posted an article about how to incorporate a regular practice of gratitude into your life. It includes some excellent tips, ideas, and exercises to start being more grateful. However, most people like to know how they can benefit before they start a regular practice. That’s an understandable desire, […]

The #1 Reason Why We Want More And More (And More)

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The #1 thing that holds people back from having a smoothe-as-honey lifestyle, where you can just get up, feel great, and connect with other people in meaningful ways, is… (Drum roll) Not being grateful. You can have all the money and achievements in the world. But, if you are grateful […]

What is Gratitude and Why Is It So Important?

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There is a variety of things that can conjure positive feelings of appreciation or gratitude that may guide people towards meaning and better health. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your […]
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