What is Gratitude? Gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Think of the act of Gratitude as the positive affirmation of an event that is taking place, has taken place or is about to take place. Don't mistake Gratitude for servitude or indebtedness. In contrast to the positive feeling of gratitude, the feeling of indebtedness is a negative reaction to a favor.
Who should express Gratitude? Everyone.
To what or to whom do I express this Gratitude? It really doesn't matter to whom or what you offer your thankfulness. It is however better that you don't include any negativity in your offering, such as "Thanks to Me, because there is no other entity in this Universe that is responsible for this." The important matter is that you express Gratitude for the things and emotions that come into your life.
Why should I express Gratitude? Like every thankyou-Universe topic, the 'why' is because of the imprint, positive or negative, that your action has on your relationship with the Universe.
What if I don't have anything to be grateful for? Although gratitude is something that anyone can experience, some people seem to feel grateful more often than others. People who tend to experience gratitude more frequently than do others also tend to be happier, more helpful and forgiving, and less depressed than their less grateful counterparts. Everyone has something to be grateful for. If you practice Positive Thinking and express Gratitude for the emotions, events and things that you experience, you will find that Gratitude will become part of your daily life.
How do I start becoming Grateful? Start with a daily list of things that you are grateful for. You can start with the simple things like "I am grateful that I have a bed to sleep in." It is important that you don't force yourself to feel grateful. Even on bad days there is surely something, even one thing, that you can acknowledge and express your Gratitude for. It could be that yesterday your bed was too hard and tomorrow it may be too soft, but today it is just right, so express your Gratitude for what is right today. You can just think of the list and reflect on your thoughts, or write it down. If you have a friend that you confide in then you can share your list with your friend. If you want to share the things that you are grateful for then visit thankyou-Universe Community. You can also email your thanks to gratitude@thankyou-Universe.com, or send your thanks directly to the Universe using our gratitude submission form.