Research shows that gratitude makes us happier and healthier. But why? (Emmons, 2010)
Gratitude is a form of mindfulness that focuses us on the moment. We stop worrying about the future or replaying negative memories.
Gratitude helps us appreciate things we tend to take for granted.
Bad memories are stronger than good. We tend to focus on the negative and undervalue the positive.
Gratitude helps us balance the good and bad.