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Gratitude: How to Feel it and Express it

Today’s topic is something more and more people have been talking about: gratitude. Many trends in recent months were about living consciously, mindfulness, self-love. In these contexts, the term gratitude is often used, which is closely related to them.

Here is what you should know about gratitude:

What is gratitude?

woman at beach expressing gratitude through her body language

Gratitude is like trust, joy, anger or sadness: a feeling. But unlike most other feelings, we tend to feel it in secret.

First and foremost, it is an attitude towards life that leads to a positive basic attitude. In addition, gratitude improves life quality. So, if someone is grateful by nature, they are also happier.

Exercise: what do you feel gratitude for?

There are different things for which we are thankful and can be thankful. Most people are thankful for their health and that of their loved ones. The family is mentioned just as often. For example, they feel grateful to their parents for their support and the education that made them the person they are today.

If you have good friends who are always there for you, it is a good reason to feel grateful. Many people are also grateful for peace. Often these people belong to the generations that have already experienced a war. In addition, one can be grateful for having a good job that allows one to provide for oneself and their family. It is worth a lot if you do not have to fear for your existence. In addition, material things, such as a new car that you have been looking forward to for a long time, are reasons to be grateful.

What are you grateful for?

pink dahlias representing gratitude

Expressing thankfulness

Like for many things, there is a particular color that represents gratitude: pink. But watch out: depending on its intensity it can also stand for arrogance or snobbery.

If you want to express your thankfulness to someone through flowers, the best choice is dahlias and pink roses.

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