“The more practice you give your brain at feeling and expressing gratitude, the more it adapts to this mind-set — you could even think of your brain as having a sort of gratitude “muscle” that can be exercised and strengthened. If this is right, the more of an effort you make to feel gratitude one day, the more the feeling will come to you spontaneously in the future. It also potentially helps explain another established finding, that gratitude can spiral: The more thankful we feel, the more likely we are to act pro-socially toward others, causing them to feel grateful and setting up a beautiful virtuous cascade.”
– Christian Jarrett
Wishing you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving. May we use this day to exercise our gratitude muscle and create that virtuous cascade that lasts beyond the holiday.
I am grateful for those writers who have put pen to paper and shared their words, thoughts, feelings, and stories. I am thankful for their stories that have transported me to new places, made me think in new ways, and made me feel in all the ways.
And I am grateful for my friends and family who support me on my writing journey.