✅ “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.” ▶ Who said?
from the Latin, gratus
“pleasing, thankful”, is a feeling of appreciation
felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness
, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity
, towards the giver of such gifts.
Experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions
. It has also been a topic of interest to ancient, medieval and modern philosophers
, and continues to engage contemporary study.
A systematic view of gratitude within psychology
only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology traditionally focused more on understanding distress than on understanding
positive emotions. The study of gratitude within psychology includes the understanding of the short-term experience of the emotion of gratitude (trait gratitude
) individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude
, and the relationship between these two aspects, as well as the therapeutic benefits of gratitude. √ SOURCE