On a biomechanical level gratitude helps to release feeling-good hormones, like dopamine and oxytocin, and if we choose staying in that energy of gratitude, the good feeling deepens and becomes more permanent.
Seeing and noticing with the eyes of Love is what makes gratitude possible. The Love that is always present and steady inside of us, is the love of life and pure joy of existence.
Writing for Aetna on behalf of Harvard Medical School, Michael Craig, M.D., noted that gratitude practice has been shown to “help people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity and built stronger relationships”.
Allow yourself to shift your perception. Gratitude is to keep living from the Heart space.