Word of the Day - Gratitude

Gratitude - The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.


Benefits of Gratitude:

Physical

  • Stronger immune systems

  • Less bothered by aches and pains

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Exercise more and take better care of their health

  • Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking

Psychological

  • Higher levels of positive emotions

  • More alert, alive, and awake

  • More joy and pleasure

  • More optimism and happiness

Social

  • More helpful, generous, and compassionate

  • More forgiving

  • More outgoing

  • Feel less lonely and isolated.

Other Benefits:


- Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present


- Gratitude blocks toxic, negative emotions


- Grateful people are more stress resistant



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