Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness, from the Latin word 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.
It went on to explain that it wasn't out of obligation and changed a persons thinking to have gratitude shown to them. A persons behavior changes when someone shows them gratitude.
Thinking on this as we begin the week up to Thanksgiving. Trying to change my attitude and make a turn to the positive when thinking of those things I am grateful for.
I am thankful to have food in my cupboard.
I am thankful to have friends I can reach out to when needed.
I am thankful to be able to walk in nature and enjoy my garden.
I am thankful for the sun, moon, and rain.
I am thankful for a good cup of tea each morning.
I am thankful for family around me.
I am thankful for you.