by Michael Feeley
Every thankful moment you have makes you healthier and happy.
In his essay The Power of Gratitude , Professor of Leadership and Change at INSEAD, Manfred Kets de Vries writes:
“The words grateful and gratitude derive from the archaic adjective “grate” meaning pleasing to the mind, being full of gratitude, or being disposed to repay favors bestowed.
‘Grate’ originates from the Latin ‘gratus’, meaning the readiness to show appreciation for, and to return, kindness. Grateful people count their blessings, have the ability to appreciate the simple pleasures of life, and are always prepared to acknowledge whenever good things happen to them. They are also the kinds of people willing to give something back.”
What an inspiring description of gratitude and grateful people, don’t you think?
Image living your life this way and encouraging others to be grateful, “…the ability to appreciate the simple pleasures of life… willing to give something back.”
Thanks – Michael