the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful:
He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
Gratitude is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. To be grateful for things is to truly be blessed. Some of the great leaders of our time proclaim being grateful is the sole reason for their successes.
Gratitude is not the same as indebtedness. While both emotions occur following help, indebtedness occurs when a person perceives that they are under an obligation to make some repayment of compensation for the aid.
I’ve been trying a new practice each day where I’ll set aside a few minutes, preferably in the morning, and just sit in silence and think about whom and what I am grateful for. This puts me in a positive state of mind.
A gratitude prayer or mantra you can use to help cope with difficult times:
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything…
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