1. Grateful thinking promotes the savoring of positive life experiences. By relishing and taking pleasure in the gifts of your life, we extract the maximum satisfaction and enjoyment from our current circumstances.
2. Expressing gratitude bolsters self-worth and self-esteem. When we realize how much others have done for us or how much we’ve accomplished, we feel more confident.
3. Gratitude helps cope with stress and trauma because it allows us to positively reinterpret stressful or negative experiences. Expressing gratitude during personal adversity can help us adjust, move on and perhaps begin anew. As the saying goes, there is always a silver lining. Read more →