How would you describe gratitude in one word?
Gratitude is when you show appreciation for something or someone. It can be for small things, like a kind word, or for bigger things, like a safe place to live. Being grateful can make you feel better and can boost your happiness. It can also help you to be kinder to others. It's important to take time to think about and express gratitude for all of the good things in your life!
The Power of Gratitude
Appreciation: showing that you are grateful for something someone has done for you. Reciprocity: doing something kind for someone who has done something kind for you. Courtesy: being polite and expressing good manners.
The average person has about 50,000 thoughts per day, and research shows that practicing gratitude can increase positive thoughts by 25%. In an experiment, participants who wrote about gratitude for 7 days in a row reported feeling 25% happier afterwards. Studies have shown that expressing gratitude can have psychological, social, and physical benefits, such as increased happiness, improved relationships, and better physical health.
Did you know?
What does it mean to be grateful?
What are some ways you can show gratitude?
How do you feel when someone is grateful for something you do?
When have you been grateful for something someone has done for you?
Brain break: Draw a monkey swinging from the branches of a rainbow-colored tree while eating a banana ice cream cone
Why is it important to say 'thank you'?
- To make someone happy
- To receive gifts
- To show appreciation
- It's not important
What is one thing that you are grateful for today?