Welcome to 12 Days of Gratitude Day 9

How  Gratitude Improves your Relationships

Practicing gratitude will improve your relationships. When you express gratitude towards others, it helps them to feel more positive thoughts towards you. It will also help others to feel more comfortable expressing themselves and their concerns within the relationship. When we are responsive to each others needs, it actually brings us closer together. This is according to a study conducted by Harvard Health on the impacts of gratitude on our relationships. The research applies to all relationships whether they are personal, business, teammates, etc.

Gratitude is the key for positive fulfilling relationships. When we show gratitude towards someone, it helps them to feel good about what they do. This feeling further strengthens the relationship and their feel good feelings towards you. It helps people to feel more invested in the relationship. When we feel invested, it matters to us and creates a stronger connection. People also feel even more helpful towards others when someone expresses gratitude directed to them.

Generosity and gratitude go together hand-in-hand. One promotes the other. They provide benefits for the giver and the receiver. It’s the small acts of kindness towards  ourselves and others that are so important to us feeling connected and cared for and our feelings of connecting and caring for others. Simply practicing gratitude creates strong relationships.

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