In my last post, I addressed the emotion of surprise both because I was surprised (pun intended) that not a whole lot is written about it and because I wanted to bring it to your attention.
I will address the emotion of surprise again in my next post when I talk about applying this feeling this year.
In this post, I will address the emotion of gratitude.
There are two reasons for this..
- Next week, in the US, we will be celebrating the Holiday of Thanksgiving.
- While there are articles out there which address gratitude, you may not be all that familiar with this emotion.
For me growing up, Thanksgiving was a holiday marked by eating too much good food. We knew of the Pilgrims and the origin story of the Holiday. And, maybe, we even gave some verbal homage to what we might be thankful for. We didn’t spend any time thinking about the emotion of gratitude.
But, then, in my family of origin, we didn’t spend much time talking about any emotions. That is another story.
With my kids, I would always ask them, during Thanksgiving, to mention something they were thankful for, which they did.
Probably just to humor me.
You may have experienced something similar in your family.
So, I went searching for some information on the emotion of gratitude and I found an article which covers just about everything I was going to put in my post.
Here is the link to the Harvard Mental Health Letter from June 5, 2019.
And, Happy Thanksgiving.