"An Auschwitz survivor was once described this way: 'His life was rooted in gratitude. He was generous because the memory of having nothing was never far from his mind.'"
Gratitude has far more affect on us than a quid pro quo relationship with the actual act of gratitude we take. It is like the magic seasoning that Mom puts in the stew or the chocolate fudge icing on the Texas Sheet cake. It makes all the difference. Gratitude effects every part of us.
Gratitude Exercise: Look for an opportunity over the next week to express gratitude to the person at work who is "difficult" for you. I want to encourage you to expect nothing in return.
Benefits of Gratitude Series
Benefits of Gratitude: Savoring Life’s Good Times (1)
Benefits of Gratitude: Builds Self-Esteem (2)
Benefits of Gratitude (3): Helps Us Deal With Stress And Trauma
Thanks to Sonya Lyubomirsky and The How of Happiness