Being thankful is not hard to do but I neglect to acknowledge what I am blessed with. There are numerous benefits by being thankful. In a 2012 study by the University of Kentucky, it states that being grateful will improve empathy and will cut down aggression. Also, a 2014 study published in Emotion, it proves that you can win friends by simply saying “thank you.”
My five strengths are deliberative, intellection, context, restorative, and learner. The strengths are generally broad enough to represent me. The five traits go from a very adequate representation to a rather loose representation of myself. I agree with most of what is stated in the Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, but there are certain inherent flaws in the generalization of my person which I do not agree with.
If you would like to live a happy and more so, successful life, it is vital that you learn to express gratitude wherever you go. In order to reach where you would like to be in life, everyone should concentrate on their goals and objectives. Through expressing gratitude, people can learn to show good deeds, and hence be able to receive the same goodness, in return. (Radwan, Msc.) Gratitude refers to the act of being thankful, noticing simple pleasures, counting every little blessing, and acknowledging every good done unto you. In other terms, it can be described as living life as if everything happening in it is a miracle, and being able to continuously acknowledge every much you receive. On the other hand, when people decide to concentrate a lot of energy on bad things in life, it will make them remain in the state of conflict. But by developing gratitude, it will allow someone to focus on positivity and the good things in life. It must be understood that this will allow an individual to always remain optimistic, and with enthusiasm much success can be achieved.
In conclusion everyday we feel gratitude for something sometimes not even knowing it and it is a big thing in our lives that affects us a lot. People getting something for you, your parents buy you something that you want or just something happens that is just makes you happy and it makes you feel
When I took my strengths test I was not necessarily shocked with what I received, more with what I did not receive. I thought for sure that I would have received positivity because people are always telling me how positive I am. Through learning about my strengths I have come to realize that all five of my strengths together may be the cause of my positive attitude, and all five of my strengths working together constantly are what people see. My strengths are restorative, communication, input, strategic, and achiever.
After taking the VIA character strengths survey, I found that i am great with teamwork, I love humor and everything surrounding it, I have a sense of humility, I appreciate beauty and/or excellence, and I’m creative. I strongly believe all of these are accurate because I receive comments on my strengths frequently. From previous grade levels, teachers have expressed that I work well in groups, whether I’m leading and taking action or just a member of a project group. There’s also something that gives me great pleasure when I see someone laughing or smiling because of me or a good laugh with friends which makes all worries seem to temporally melt away. When I make someone laugh it makes me feel as if I’ve earned that person’s respect to furthermore build a relationship. Besides humor, I sometimes take a few seconds out of my day to deeply analyze the beauty of a flower or simply ask myself unusual
I have chosen the GQ-6 Gratitude Survey to measure the natural likelihood to experience gratitude. Gratitude has links with spirituality and grateful people tend to be more spiritually inclined (McCullough, Emmons, & Tsang, 2002). As a spiritual individual and a practicing Christian with a true belief in God, I aim to cultivate gratitude to improve the symptoms of my depression and strengthen my faith. Constructed by McCullough, et. al., (2002) to investigate the grateful disposition and assess gratitude among 238 undergraduate psychology students: the GQ-6 has an internal consistency reliability with alphas between .82 and .87 and evidence of relating positively to optimism, life satisfaction, hope, spirituality and religiousness, forgiveness,
Gratitude resonates in my mind from time to time. I remember in awe of the stories my family has told me. My mother’s two set of outfits and a single pair of shoes, when they broke, she was forced to walk barefoot. My grandmother’s forced decision to sign over her property, the only other option was a
I would say that this is a fairly accurate result. I’ve always thought that one of my best qualities was my ability to empathize with others and consider their perspectives, and I place a great deal of value on social justice causes. As far as the test itself, I can’t think of any other positive character trait that wouldn’t fit into one of these categories. That makes me think there is at least some bit of truth to the results of this test, although I would like to take the longer version of the Strengths test when I have more time to see if I get the same
It made me feel good about myself and showed me that even though I may not feel that I am not performing well, like the mentor role; my peers feel that I am. I tend to be hard on myself and meet or exceed what others may expect of me. This was truly the first time I realized how effective I am in a team environment. I honestly have shied away from group related tasks in the past, it has only been in recent years that I reached out to others and felt we could accomplish so much more as a group. The degree of how well we were doing was only measured by the completion of a task, but this has shown me an in depth view of the dynamic nature of group
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of love, joy, peace and happiness in our lives. It turns what we have into enough, and attracts more to be grateful for. It turns sadness into gladness, lack into plenty, changes confusion
Intuitively, I believe that my greatest strengths lie in the fact that I am intelligent and ambitious. I also work very hard to achieve my goals. However, with that being said, Drucker believes that the best way to get a sense about your own personal strengths is through feedback. When I think of all the feedback I have gotten over the years, I think this validates the intelligence intuition. I have also been quick to find answers and many people have come to me for advice. However, it is harder to find feedback evidence for my other intuitions.
I believe there are many traits in life that make you a good person and lead you to live a happy life, but being grateful is one of the best traits you could obtain. Being grateful is one thing I feel many people in our society forget to do. One day I learned to always appreciate what I have instead of what I don’t.