"According to a study by Dr. Robert A. Emmons, results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits. Gratitude is effective in increasing well-being as it builds psychological, social, and spiritual resources. The experience of gratitude, and the actions stimulated by it, build and strengthen social bonds and friendships.
Finally, to the extent that gratitude, like other positive emotions, broadens the scope of cognition and enables flexible and creative thinking, it also facilitates coping with stress and adversity (Aspinwall, 1998; Folkman & Moskowitz, 2000).
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