Gratitude is an appreciation for what one has and a recognition of value independent of monetary worth or utility. It can be a spontaneous feeling but also a habit of mind: practiced effort to routinely count one’s blessings. Those who cultivate gratitude find it helps them live happier, more compassionate lives as they are gradually able to broaden and redefine the blessings they encounter, and then spread their newfound joy to others.
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