STORY AT-A-GLANCE
The ability to experience gratitude to others is a fundamental feature of human cognition
Positive effects linked to gratitude include social, psychological and physical benefits, which increase the more you make gratitude a regular part of your daily routine
Gratitude has a positive effect on psychopathology, especially depression, adaptive personality characteristic, positive social relationships and physical health, including stress and sleep
Those who are grateful have even been found to have a better sense of the meaning of life by being able to perceive good family function and peer relationships
Two gratitude interventions that you can try in your daily life to promote gratitude include keeping a gratitude journal and expressing gratitude to others, such as by writing thank you notes

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