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The Four Qualities of Grateful People

There are four qualities that distinguish highly grateful people from less grateful people. They experience gratitude:

(1) More intensely for a positive event

(2) More frequently throughout the day

(3) With greater density for any given benefit (i.e., they are grateful to more people for every positive event)

(4) They’re grateful for a wider span of benefits at any given time in their lives (e.g., for being included in an activity, or for succeeding on a test, or performing well in a game).

Therefore, one way you’ll know that your child and you are becoming more grateful … is that you’ll both start to noticeably embody these four qualities.

Source: Jeffrey Froh, Making Grateful Kids (Templeton Press, 2015), Page 10

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