All great spiritual traditions acknowledge the importance of cultivating gratitude. Indeed, many regard gratitude as a virtue. Gratitude is often taught to children as a should, as in: “You should thank Grandma for the birthday gift, even if it wasn’t what you wanted.”
But the fact is that gratitude is both a virtue AND a benefit. Saying “thanks” helps both the giver and the recipient. Research shows that grateful people experience more happiness, less stress, better relationships, and even better physical health.
Here’s why and how to cultivate gratitude in your own life.[Read more…] about Evidence-based ways to cultivate gratitude