Gratitude is an awareness of the good things that happen. It is both a fleeting emotion, and a quality anyone can acquire. In other words, you can be a grateful person, and experience a grateful moment. Gratitude is one of the healthiest emotions that can be practiced. Importantly, practice can help us cope in life by focusing on what we value, what is in our realm of influence, and what we can give back.
From Choices, Vancouver Island Counselling