We are of course thankful for so many good things that come our way. You may have some inkling that a quality of gratitude is helpful even if bad things come your way. We’re less reactive, more hopeful, less stressed and so much more. In fact good research is telling us that a quality of gratitude has many benefits: Research – Proven Benefits of Gratitude.
Beyond the research and perhaps most important and most intuitive to us is this essential quality of a life well-lived. Here is a wonderful TED that captures this sense and the way we will consider gratitude during the morning: Gratitude TED. Also consider this radio interview on the program OnBeing that explores the depths and nature of gratitude: The Anatomy of Gratitude.
The very good news is that we can practice gratitude. Let’s share the practice and learning here. Learning materials included.
Thanks! — Brant