It's not always easy. It's always worth it.
"What I do, I do not understand. For I do not do what I want." (Rom 7:15).
The number of articles, videos, and books talking about the importance of gratitude is staggering. (Jesuits contribute more than our fair share!)
The volume of content may indicate we're not always so great about being grateful. We watch and read to motivate us to do what we know we should do.
The worlds of psychology, religion, and even genetics have interesting things to say about our lack of gratitude. Here's my crude summary of the research:
1) Gratitude is harder for some people than for others.
2) If gratitude comes easily to us, we should be, well, grateful (and not judge others).
3) No matter the state of our CD38 gene, we can always get better at the practice of gratitude — and experience many happy benefits.
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