CARLSBAD, CA — Patch’s “30 Days Of Gratitude” will run throughout November with stories about living with gratitude — in simple terms, a deliberate choice to see the goodness and joy in your life and to wish the same for your neighbors.
Living with gratitude is a matter of continually counting one’s blessings while at the same time recognizing that the source of goodness in one’s life is other people.
One goal of our “30 Days Of Gratitude” series is to show our appreciation for all the people and things that make our lives richer. We invite you to fill out the form below and write a letter of thanks to a person, group or thing that makes life in Carlsbad better.
Robert A. Emmons, a University of California, Davis, psychology professor known as the “father of gratitude,” said this of gratitude:
“Gratitude is an affirmation of the goodness in one’s life and the recognition that the sources of this goodness lie at least partially outside the self. It emerges from two-stages of information processing: affirming and recognizing. Gratitude is the recognition that life owes me nothing and all the good I have is a gift. It is a response to all that has been given. So it is foundationally and fundamentally a way of looking at life.”