Why should you care about other people’s gratitude? Because as my grandma used to say, “Pay attention, and you might learn something!” Witnessing other people being grateful for things, like other types of happiness, can be infectious. If only you can gain the right perspective and tap into your empathy, rather than your jealousy. Yes, I said empathy. Like compassion, happiness also requires empathy. Without it, we may end focusing on what the other person has and what we don’t have, rather than allowing ourselves to see that we, too, can be gratful and happy.
All the kitten videos in the world isn’t going to do the trick if you can’t muster this empathetic posture. With this in mind, let these videos wash over you and fill you with a kind of gratitude you didn’t previously know was possible.