“Gratitude, when we do genuinely feel it, arises from experiences we are currently having, not from evaluating our lives in our heads.”
It’s one thing to be grateful for the good things in your life, but it’s another to experience gratefulness in the moment.
Raptitude suggests gratitude comes from noticing your life and shares ways to find things to appreciate in any life moment.
As the post explains, “If you want to feel grateful, forget the thinking exercises. Look for your good fortune not in some abstract assessment of your life situation, but in your experience right in this moment. What can you see, feel, hear, or sense, right here in the present, that’s helpful, pleasant, or beautiful?”