Gratitude is supposed to be such a wonderful thing to do.
For years I never bought it.
If somebody complains a lot about their life, someone at some point is going to say: “Be grateful, you’ve got so much going for you!”
Oprah has run TV shows specifically devoted to doing just gratitude.
For years I listened to this stuff and I thought to myself: “It’s just contrived it’s trying to force yourself to be grateful, it sounds like my parents giving me a lecture” and I really just couldn’t do it.
Harvard Business Review
Then I read a research article by the Harvard Business Review and the self-righteous and resistant part of me calmed down. The article is entitled Gratitude the New Willpower. Continue reading “Gratitude, the Antidote to a Negative Mind.” »