01 July 2016 13:11:55 IST

Stop making gratitude all about you

Gratitude should be more than just an investment

Gratitude, the conscious effort to be grateful for all the good things you have been blessed with in your life, to be satisfied with what you have, has the benefit of leaving you happy. There is nothing wrong with that, it is always best to be grateful towards someone or something. There is nothing wrong, provided we keep in mind that gratitude comes hand in hand with a purpose.

The purpose can vary from person to person, but it ultimately boils down to strengthening our relationships with those we rely on. A body of research in the Harvard Business Review finds that by expressing your gratitude towards someone, you tend to invest in them. They feel obliged to continue this good relationship that has now blossomed.

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