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Gratitude - Thankfulness to self or others

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Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the Cosmos

Gratitude is a highly priced human disposition in Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Buddhist thought. Buddha suggested that ‘Thankfulness is the core aspect of a noble person.’

Grateful responses in life can lead to peace of mind and happiness, physical health and deeper, more satisfying personal relationships. A person feeling grateful might be more inclined to feel loved and care for by others.

Gratitude is a felt sense of wonder, thankfulness and Appreciation for life. It can be expressed towards others as well as towards impersonal (nature) or non-human sources (God, Animals).

Worship with gratitude to God for his many gifts and mercies is a common theme and believers are urged to develop this quality. As such, gratitude is one of the most common emotions that religions seek to provoke and sustain in believers.

There are two sets of Emotions: Outcome dependent and attribution dependent.

General affective reactions of happiness and unhappiness are outcome dependent whereas secondary emotional reactions of joy, pride, anger or gratitude follow specific patterns of casual attribution. In this framework, attribution to another for a pleasant outcome elicits gratitude.

Moral philosophy portray gratitude as a virtue, a highly prices human disposition or virtue. Virtues are character traits that a human being needs to flourish or to live well, a quality which expresses the highest potential of the human nature.

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