Practicing gratitude means recognizing gratitude. Gratitude actually mean the affirmation of goodness in our lives as well as the ability to attribute those positive things to a source beyond ourselves (such as other people or a higher power).
Grateful people tend to be happier, sleep better, and have lower levels of inflammation. They’re also less apt to be depressed and more resilient after a trauma. Research has even found that people with a type of heart disease (asymptomatic heart failure) who started keeping a daily gratitude journal had lower levels of CRP, an inflammation marker, just 8 weeks later.
Gratitude and a sense of connectedness are precisely what help us get through difficult times. Being grateful for things that most people would agree are significant -- perhaps a loving family or a job you can rely on -- as well as those that might appear relatively minor. For example, you can appreciate that someone has a sense of humor. If you take it a step further and acknowledge that that person made you laugh and cheered you up, that’s gratitude.
Name three things you’re grateful for and why.
Write a letter to someone you’re grateful for. Or write the letter anyway but keep it to yourself.
Soak up stories about gratitude.
Create a bulletin board of things you’re thankful for.
Reflect as a ritual, such as a gratitude meditation. All you have to do is sit quietly and devote a few minutes to reflecting on what’s good in your life, big or small.
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