How do we feel gratitude? Can gratitude help get you through a hard time? Is it something you can choose? Does finding gratitude make your problems go away? What is an “Attitude of Gratitude”?

Special guest hosts Kate and Patrick join Swetha and Spencer to talk about these questions, and about their experience finding gratitude, using gratitude as a tool, and sometimes needing help to see any reason to be grateful. Gratitude is not our natural way of thinking, it is something we have had to learn to cultivate. We agree that gratitude can be used as an action, as a process, in the sense of “acting our way to right thinking.” Gratitude doesn’t necessarily solve our problems, but when the major problem is in ourselves, rather than outside, holding an attitude of gratitude can be a big help.

Our topic for next week is Forcing Solutions. Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.

Music from the show

Sly and the Family Stone, singing “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” on the TV show Soul Train.

Wikipedia calls this “one of the greatest and most influential funk songs of all time.”

Macklemore and Lewis, singing “Can't Hold Us”, live on radio station KEXP in Seattle.

 More Music

Macklemore performs “Same Love”, “Thrift Shop”, and “Can't Hold Us” at NPR.

Spotify playlist with the songs we used and some others we considered.

1 comment on “Gratitude – Episode 19

  1. Jessica from CA says:

    “I can be grateful for coffee.” Thanks, Spenser, that’s the best quote ever! I am grateful for you & this podcast.

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