Noun. the quality or feeling of being thankful or grateful
Being gracious and showing gratitude is scientifically proven to have positive health benefits. Seriously! If you don’t believe me, check out the professionals here.
I personally believe one can never be too grateful. Gratitude leads to being content with what you have. Being content leads to being happy. Being happy leads to being healthy. And being healthy leads to living your most positive and best life. There are multiple benefits than just improve your health and happiness, here are a few:
Gratitude Helps Relationships
By showing gratitude and minding your p’s and q’s you are showing people in your life that you value them. This in turn will lead them to showing you how grateful they are to have you in their life. So make sure to send those thank you notes, tip your barista and wish them a nice day, and wish that colleague one cubicle over a Happy Birthday. It will pay off in the long run.
Gratitude Makes You Less Angry
People who identify as more grateful are scientifically less likely to retaliate against other people in their lives. Instead of seeking revenge against those who irked them, people were more likely to be empathetic and forgive. Now, I’m not you should NEVER be angry. But definitely don’t sweat the small stuff and keep it positive.
Gratitude Increases Self-Esteem
Studies have shown that people who express the most gratitude, are less likely to engage in social comparison. Grateful individuals are not jealous of their neighbor who just bought a new car or the coworker who got a promotion. Instead, they are thankful for the things they already have in their life and show gratitude for them.