The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

Charles Schwab


Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has as opposed to what one gets, or wants to get. As a result, gratitude stands separated from our drive and affiliation inclinations associated to our sympathetic nervous system.

It has nothing to do with what one desires, as a result, the sense of appreciation that soars out of gratitude does not depend on outcomes. Gratitude enables you to let go off the concerns and details surrounding a certain desire.

Benefits Of Gratitude

Gratitude puts situations into perspective. When we can see the good, as well as the bad, it becomes more difficult to complain and stay stuck.

Gratitude helps us realize what we have. This can lessen our need for wanting more all the time. Gratitude strengthens relationships, improves health, reduces stress, and, in general, makes us happier.

Gratitude Related Motivations


If you do a friend a favor, your friend will probably be appreciative. Being appreciative is being respectful for something meaningful someone has done.


Generosity is a quality that's a lot like unselfishness. Someone showing generosity is happy to give time, money, food, or kindness to people in need. Generosity is a quality — like honesty and patience — that we all probably wish we had more of.


When you see someone engage in an act of kindness, all the emotions experienced by the giver and receiver are experienced by you. You are said to be moved by the experience as a witness. You are said to have been provoked to the expression of an emotion, that is rooted in kindness.


Thankfulness is a feeling that shows acknowledgement of that for which you are thankful. You can be thankful that the long week is over, or you can give a thankful smile to your boss when she says you can leave a few hours early.


Being empathetic to the sentiments of another, for having gone through the trouble of doing something for you, or on your behalf.