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The Power of Gratitude and Appreciation

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Society has instilled in us the desire for more. When we find what we're looking for, we get a rush of dopamine. The thrill wears off, and we return to our never-ending quest for more. There is always more.

We miss out on the joy of gratitude, because we have a tendency to want more and to be dissatisfied with what we have. Being grateful and appreciating our life as it is, is necessary for truly enjoying it. Gratitude and appreciation can also help to fortify us in times of adversity and strengthen our relationships. By shifting our focus, we can alter our perception. Say you don't get along with one of your coworkers, for example. It's human nature to focus on what we don't like and take the things we do like for granted. We become so focused on what we don't like about someone that we lose sight of what we do like about them.

In this article, we will have a look at the incredible power of gratitude and appreciation and how it can change anyone's life.

Related: A Little Gratitude Can Go a Long Way

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses” — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Gratitude is a conscious, positive emotion that can be expressed when one is grateful for something, tangible or intangible. Gratitude entails far more than simply being courteous. It's a practice that........

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