Gratitude means thanks and appreciation! It improves our health, relationships, emotions, outlook, and career. It increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. While in a grateful mood, we will feel gratitude more frequently; it will be more intense and held for longer periods of time, for more things, at the same time. It's an emotion we should be able to feel in our bodies. It can feel like a warmth in the body, a sense of being, spaciousness in the chest and heart, emotional release or an automatic smile.
When it comes to life's meaning, nothing compares to living a life of gratitude. It can have such a powerful impact because it engages your brain in a virtuous cycle. Your brain only has so much power to focus its attention. It cannot easily focus on both positive and negative stimuli. Gratitude is a powerful Law of Attraction, it raises your vibration and brings you into harmony with the energy of the Universe. It can immediately transform all the areas of your life. When you are grateful, you will find yourself living with greater purpose. Being grateful will give your life meaning because it allows you to feel the present moment and it creates positive emotions. But research shows that positive emotions wear off quickly! We spend so much time on our computers and smart phones; by becoming aware of feeling grateful, we become participants in our lives. Gratitude and appreciation take up space in our brain that FEAR otherwise occupies. Neurology has proven that fear and appreciation cannot exist in the brain at the same time. Gratitude and appreciation are among the highest and purest forms of love, because both demand nothing and depend on nothing. Increase your energy, feel less stressed and build stronger relationships with gratitude.