The ability to experience gratitude to others is a fundamental feature of human cognition.
Positive effects linked to gratitude include social, psychological and physical benefits, which increase the more you make gratitude a regular part of your daily routine.
Gratitude has a positive effect on psychopathology, especially depression, adaptive personality characteristic, positive social relationships and physical health, including stress and sleep.
Those who are grateful have even been found to have a better sense of the meaning of life by being able to perceive good family function and peer relationships.
Two gratitude interventions that you can try in your daily life to promote gratitude include keeping a gratitude journal (count the eggs in your basket) and expressing gratitude to others, such as by writing thank you letters, or sending messages of appreciation (connection, connection, connection 😊)