Cicero says gratitude is the parent of all virtues. So what is gratitude?
Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what we have. It’s being thankful and grateful. Gratitude encourages us not only to appreciate gifts but to repay them or pay them forward.
Studies show that when we deliberately cultivate gratitude, we can increase our well-being and happiness. Being grateful—and especially the expression of it to others—increases energy, optimism, and empathy.
So what are you thankful for today?
I’m grateful for this blog this morning. It’s a reminder how much I have to be grateful for. Life can be a little difficult and frustrating, but when I look back I see God has been teaching me and training me all during my past to handle the present.
I suspect that if we just had time to contemplate it, we could all say the same.
Thanks, Jody. I so appreciate your faithful reading of the blog and always commenting.