Welcome to Wythe Gratitude . . . home of Simply Grateful, a compendium of reflections on gratitude from a diverse representation of contributing authors from ages 6 to 94 – students, young professionals, small business entrepreneurs, teachers and school administrator, health care providers, lawyer and law enforcement, retirees, parents and grandparents; children and grandchildren.
Inspired by the gratitude of others, this journal is designed for readers to log that for which they are grateful, as well. Simply Grateful, asks and answers the question: What are the top three things for which you are grateful at this moment in time?
Simply Grateful is grounded in the work of Shawn Achor – “one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success” – Harvard graduate, CEO of GoodThink, Inc. and best-selling author of books including, but not limited to, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work.
According to research which Shawn Achor offers, our brains are wired to scan the environment for threats (i.e., the negative); however, with practice, we can retrain our brains to shift to the positive. As an antidote to our inherent negative tendencies, Achor suggests specific habits through which we can teach our brain to become more positive, among them, writing down three new things for which we are grateful each day. Therein lies the foundation for Simply Grateful.
Throughout Simply Grateful you will find gratitude with which you can, no doubt, identify. Laced among that which you may expect are delightful surprises expressed in eloquent terms with heartfelt gratitude.