According to Cicero, gratitude is more than being “the greatest virtue,” he described it as “the mother of all other remaining virtues.”
Gratitude. This isn’t about remembering to write your Christmas thank you letter to Aunty Mabel who sent you that a hideous pair of socks or thanking your Mother-in-law for the huge dish of soggy overcooked Brussels sprouts that just got put on your plate at a family get-together.
This is about real gratitude that is authentic and heartfelt. Why that matters is because showing gratitude has been shown to dramatically ramp up your level of mental wellbeing. It’s been described as an essential component for employee engagement, and it has a positive effect on your physical health and resilience.
In fact, there’s so much going for gratitude it’s hard to find a reason why you wouldn’t want to include more gratitude in your life.