On Gratitude

Last Update: August 31, 2016

This is a quote that Facebook assigned to me twice as a personal statement, so it must be true. Actually, I do believe that it describes my life philosophy quite well!

Gratitude is one of the most important ingredients in joy, if not THE most important; at least that's what current psychological research is discovering. The other ingredients are acceptance, compassion, meaning, and forgiveness.

Gratitude can become a habit. Just focus on things for which you are grateful, several times a day, for perhaps 10 seconds at a time. With regular practice, your mind will eventually learn to feel gratitude all on its own. That's it!

Go ahead. Give it a shot!

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AlexEvans Premium
Excellent advice Carol, we have so much to be thankful for. Thank you for the reminder.
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CarolEll Premium
Thanks for commenting, Alexander. Gratitude rocks!
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chuka Premium
Beautiful Carol. Thank you so much for this.
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CarolEll Premium
Thanks for your comment, Chuka. It struck me evidently the same way it struck you!
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DarleneB Premium Plus
I've been practicing what you suggested for a few years now & yes it does become a habit. I love your Facebook quote --- so true.
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CarolEll Premium
Amazing how that habit thing occurs ... actually true with all behavior, which is just actions that are reinforced time and time again. Thanks for commenting, Darlene!
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Ivine Premium
Hi Carol, a wonderful post. Irv.
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CarolEll Premium
Thanks, Irv. I'm so glad you liked the post. Thanks for commenting! Carol
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janmar Premium
This is my philosophy as well!
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CarolEll Premium
It's definitely a good one to live by! Thanks for responding, Janice.
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