You read a lot these days about research showing that practicing gratitude - making a deliberate point of being grateful for the good things in your life - has all sorts of benefits for happiness and well-being. These articles usually end with a call to start a gratitude journal to reap the full benefits of being thankful. There’s nothing wrong with that. But we should keep in mind gratitude’s other, arguably even more important purpose: strengthening our relationships with those we rely on.
"Stop Making Gratitude All about You" is from hbr.org, published on June 29, 2016.