• Psychology

    Goodness of Gratitude

    Gratitude is an important virtue that all of us need to carry all of the time (more essential than our mobile phones). The word is derived from the Latin root gratia, meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. There is so much advice surrounding gratitude such as "counting your blessings", "giving thanks in all circumstances", "thinking of what you have, not what you don't have", "finding joy in your everyday life", etc. Almost all religions encourage cultivating gratitude in all their believers. Greater Good Science Center at University of California, Berkeley has succinctly summarised all the scientific benefits of gratitude into a white paper┬álike a literature review. Now, evidence is showing that…