The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. In some ways gratitude encompasses all of these meanings.
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives.
The practice of gratitude has been proven to have many benefits not only emotionally but also physically. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), gratitude can also bring balance to the meridians in the body.
An effective and easy way to practice gratitude in your daily life is by playing a game called The Rampage of Appreciation, developed by Esther and Jerry Hicks. According to Esther and Jerry Hicks in their book The Law of Attraction, The Rampage of Appreciation game can be played anywhere and at any time because it is easily played by simply directing pleasant thoughts to your mind.
Begin by looking around your immediate environment and gently noticing something that pleases you. Try to hold your attention on this pleasing object as you consider how wonderful, beautiful, or useful it is. And as you focus upon it longer, your positive feelings about it will increase.