It’s inspiring to hear people acknowledge the good things in their lives, particularly if they have experienced troubles and difficulties.
As we come to the end of another year, it’s timely to reflect on those things for which we are grateful.
The theme of my regular emails is to bring information which helps you to thrive in your lives and your work. What follows is some great evidence about why gratitude is a good thing for us all.
One of the recognised authorities in the field of research on gratitude is Robert Emmons Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at UC Davis and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Positive Psychology. He recently published his book on the psychology of gratitude: “Thanks: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier”. Here are some points from his research.
Aside from the scientific research, what do my clients say? Here are some comments from workshop participants on the subject of gratitude at work:
“There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.” (Seneca)
“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” (Jean Baptiste Massieu)
Many thanks to each and every one of you, my readers, friends, family, colleagues, and clients. Wishing you all the very best for the holiday season and the New Year.