Each of us has 86,400 seconds of daily once in a lifetime opportunity to be thankful. Every second is precious and unique. And we only get one shot at that precise moment in time. Why not make them grateful?
Gratus is the Latin root word for gratitude; meaning appreciativeness, thankfulness and gratefulness. Gratitude is positive acknowledgment for what we receive; albeit, tangible or intangible. Being gracious with our thankfulness is one way to validate the goodness in our lives. It is a profoundly simple process that allows us perspective in recognizing the source of our goodness is oftentimes derived externally through another person, place, thing or activity. Another positive attribute of gratitude is that it enables us to temporarily set aside our egos and connect to something greater than ourselves as individuals. This form of greater positive engagement with the world generates joy and reaffirms life.
Being grateful for each day and the good things in life is not something that should be reserved for once a year Thanksgiving traditions such as turkey and football. Adopting an “attitude of gratitude” is a simple practice that can improve our health and create greater happiness in our lives.
In my years of practice as an applied positive psychology coach, I am continually amazed at the magnificent power that two of the most basic (and magic) words, “thank you”, can have on the giver and receiver of gratitude. Positive psychology research continuously supports this observation by reporting that gratitude helps harvest greater happiness.
Gratitude helps us build positive emotion, savor goodness, improves our wellbeing, cultivate meaningful relationships and helps us to be more resilient when life is not always a happy experience.
How do you give thanks? We’d love to know and invite you to our free Global Gratitude Gathering audio-summit to take place on Saturday, November 23rd at 4 pm ET/ 1 pm PT. Click here to RSVP. We would be grateful for your company at our first-ever complimentary 90-minute Harvesting Happiness gratitude-generating mini-workshop designed to delight and enlighten our growing global community. (Convert to your timezone here.)
In this community experiential program, you will learn simple skills to get your gratitude engine revving and tools to spread your thanks to your tribe. The workshop will be presented in English and include a complimentary downloadable workbook as well as access to a recording of the event for all registrants in case you cannot make it live in real-time.
It is our way of saying “thank you” for showing up and being a part of making the world a better and more joyful place for us all. There are no strings attached. Your contact information will never be sold or traded. Feel free to gift this invitation to a friend. The more, the merrier…and we are all about making merriment over here.
Looking forward to a gracious globe-trotting get-together with you,
X Lisa X
This sponsored post was written by Lisa Cypers Kamen in support of the Global Gratitude Gathering. The opinions and text of this post belong to Lisa Cypers Kamen.