Life Success

The Benefits of Gratitude


John Quincy Adams said:

Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought.


Anytime is a great time to remember about being grateful. When you have a hard day at work with everything seeming to go wrong or when things are not going exactly like you want, being grateful is a good idea.

Why? It can lead you to a different outlook and that can make you happier. The feelings say something about your connection to the people around you. Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants help people daily by offering guidance, information and care.


How Gratitude helps:

Reminds you – Gratitude reminds you of all the good and positive things you have going on in your life – it’s easy to forget them but by taking a minute to focus on feeling good can do so much for you.


Focus  – Gratitude turns your focus from the negative things and thoughts to the good stuff, even if it’s only for a few minutes. It still helps.


It can make you happier – focusing on the positive, changes your thinking and your outlook – that’s a good thing. Doing something nice for someone is another way to show gratitude.


Keep track – take a minute everyday to note something you’re thankful and grateful for – no matter how small.




“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey


Gratitude goes a long way and can make a difference in your personal and professional life.