Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
“When we appreciate all that we have in life, our egos step out of the way, inviting even greater abundance into our lives. Practicing gratitude for our lives as human beings – for the air we breathe, for our magnificent bodies, and the beauty of being alive – is a wonderful place to start. From this point of view, we can expand our gratitude outward, like ripples in a still pond, appreciating everything and everyone we encounter and those who touch our lives as well.”
-via Oprah and Deepak’s 21-day meditation series