Nobody could have guessed such activity can raise their happiness level to such a great extent. Such virtues were part of our school curriculam once upon a time. Remember those Moral Science books and classes during school days which was taken as boring lecture at that time and we never realized that seeds were sown at that age. And now when we are part of that survival of the fittest mad race we are getting back to those simple virtues to maintain our mental balance:).
Gratitude is defined as feeling of being greatful, thankfulness of blessings,and also emotion expressing appreciation for others. Showing gratitude is just not a mere act sake but it benefits the person who is showing it by infilling him with positive energy. At present everyday the real challenge lies for us to maintain our positive energy for our daily activities, interactions, dealings and actions. When we are bombarded with so many negativites from surroundings then the simple act of gratitude can just bring us back to saner self. Researches also prove that-
“Gratitude is what gets poured into the glass to make it half full. Studies show that gratitude not only can be deliberately cultivated but can increase levels of well-being and happiness among those who do cultivate it.”-http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/gratitude
May be not for others sake but for your own hapiness sake fill yourself with gratitude to multitudes of people around who have benefitted you in some way as it is well said -Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~Marianne Williamson