Gratitude is the practice of acknowledging the good in our lives, and recognizing that sources of goodness lie, at least partially, outside of ourselves.

The practice of gratitude involves nurturing genuine appreciation for the people or things in our lives that we value. Gratitude can help us feel more positive emotions, enjoy pleasant experiences, improve our health and sleep, increase self-worth, decrease social comparison, and strengthen relationships. Gratitude has the power to increase our willingness to forgive, enhance meaning and purpose in our lives, and build resilience in times of stress. The Counseling Center shares gratitude practices to consider.

Submitted by: Jamie Kardelis