The video above is an excerpt from a talk by Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, and author of “Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude can Make you Happier.”
Emmons observes, ” Gratitude is not easy. It’s not something that comes naturally, but has to be worked at. It has to be cultivated. It goes far beyond saying ‘thank you.’ It’s deeper than that; it can be a really fundamental way of viewing life, an orientation toward life itself.”
Emmons asserts that gratitude changes lives. My own experience has certainly supported his assertion. The more I practice gratitude, the more resilient and optimistic I feel. How are you at experiencing gratitude? Want to get better at it?
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