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Gratitude and Generosity


Dr. Jon Kabat Zin




As the study of happiness and emotional well-being gains popularity in psychological and scientific study (it has long been popular in the fields of religion and philosophy), there is increasing research on the nature of gratitude, its causes, and its potential consequences for health and mental/emotional well-being.


Now people often ask me, Well, why did you stop at seven and I say, I don't know. I mean, I just stopped at seven. But I left out a few that I really probably am going to put in the next edition.

And one of them would be gratitude, to bring gratitude to the present moment, because well say, for one thing, just, we're alive. We take that so much for granted. A little gratitude, wow, the body is working, I'm breathing in and breathing out my eyes work, my feet work, if you know the liver is working, the kidneys are working. I mean, we take so much for granted.

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