New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health…. many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed.
That’s why they call it practicing the principles.
Hi bill. That’ s a great response! You have what i respectfully would call a jedi level of gratitude. an advanced level that personally i can not relate to. gratitude is not a natural characteristic for me to have. I work on it though. I believe you totally when you say you are grateful for all the things that sustain you. I think the hard truth of the matter is that i personally am not at that level so it makes it hard for me to relate. I look foward to more posts in the future.
“it seems insincere”
Only you can say, and I suggest that you may be judging yourself (or others) too harshly. If you are grateful, you’re grateful. Personally, I’m grateful for all the things that sustain me on this planet. And that’s sincere.
Keep on keepin’ on!
Personally it does work for me.
I find thay my list needs to be sincere and deep.
I am grateful for my fiance who years ago convinced me that i am a good person
I am grateful for my parents who took me in years ago when i wad struggling mentally
personally i cant do small stuff like i am grateful for sunshine and birds because it seems insincere.
Really true. I had a gratitude list I wrote everyday, and it’s time I get back to that.
Really helped me!!