VALUE OF GRATITUDE
Gratitude, which rhymes with “attitude,” comes from the Latin word gratus, which means “thankful, pleasing.” When you feel gratitude, you’re pleased by what someone did for you and also pleased by the results. Unlike indebtedness, you’re not anxious about having to pay it back.
Grateful people engage much more with their environment, leading to greater personal growth and self-acceptance, and stronger feelings of purpose, meaning, and connectedness. Despite the great and many benefits that it confers, gratitude is hard to cultivate but once we cultivate it by daily practice it is hard to part away with.
When we express gratitude and receive the same, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions, and they make us feel ‘good’. They enhance our mood immediately, making us feel happy from the inside.
Research shows gratitude is a strong way to reduce anxiety. In addition gratitude has the ability to strengthen relationships, improve mental health, and minimize stress. In fact, researchers suggest that gratitude’s effects may be long-lasting and especially positive.
Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. One way by which we can keep a track of Gratitude practice is by writing a Gratitude journal about all the things we are grateful for. It is a written proof of what we have instead of complaining what we don’t and whenever we feel low in life going through the journal will provide us evidence of how much grateful we are for this beautiful life boost us with positivity .So we should practice Gratitude more and more and imbibe it in ourselves for a happier and satisfied life .
Class – 8
Don Bosco School