What good is gratitude?
According to researcher Robert Emmons, gratitude is much more than just saying, "thank you." Gratitude practices have the ability to not only turn our attention to goodness, but can also cultivate an awareness of the sources of goodness that are bigger, higher, or outside of ourselves -- in other words, a spiritual mindset. Emmons describes gratitude in this short video:
For reflection alone or together:
1. What goodness can you appreciate today?
2. What are the sources of the goodness you are grateful for?