There’s a very strong link between mindfulness and gratitude. Choosing to be deeply mindful of the good things in our lives – both small and large – brings a positive focus into our lives.
The mental health benefits of practising gratitude are outlined in an article published by Harvard Health Publications, at the Harvard Medical School:
In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”