Saturday, November 3, 2012

Understanding Gratitude

I see that another Facebook friend is posting her Daily Gratitude.  Gratitude sharing seems to spread--it has spread to the point where academics have created a course called Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude.

The website explains:

10-11 years,April,bouquets,bunch of flowers,bunches,cheerful,children,cowslips,flowers,girls,iStockphoto,little girls,Mother's Day,nature,outdoors,Photographs,primroses,smiling,spring,thank you The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley—in collaboration with the University of California, Davis—is launching a $5.9 million, three-year project, Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude. The project is supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation. The general goals of this initiative are to:
  • Expand the scientific database of gratitude, particularly in the key areas of human health, personal and relational well-being, and developmental science;
  • Promote evidence-based practices of gratitude in medical, educational, and organizational settings and in schools, workplaces, homes and communities, and in so doing…
  • Engage the public in a larger cultural conversation about the role of gratitude in civil society.

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