Do you also have these myths about Gratitude? Give it a read.

December 31, 2017
gratitude facts and myths

Gratitude is not another new-age fad but a scientifically proven attitude.

According to Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive “Gratitude works its magic by serving as an antidote to negative emotions”.

But like any other thing, there are many myths behind this which prevents the people to practice it, despite its numerous benefits.


Even if you think “This is so not for me”- give it a read.


Myths about Gratitude



Myth 1: Writing about the things one is grateful for, does not make a difference

People feel that writing a Gratitude journal is similar to feeling grateful and it does not make any difference writing down. But in reality, it does.

“One bad day when I sat down in the night to write down my gratitude journal, I could not found anything to write about.

Then I started flipping the previous pages that were holding many happy moments.

Reading them made me so happy that when I reached the blank page, I found 4-5 things on the same day to be thankful for.”

Isn’t it magical?


“Going through our gratitude journal helps us rewind the happy moments and help us count our blessings.”


  • Myth 2: Gratitude is only possible when we are happy

When times are good, we all find it easy to be grateful but what about those bad days when we are having a hard time.

The truth is Gratitude is possible when we are sad or unhappy and important to help us get through bad times. It’s just that we need to look little deeper.


Check out- A colorful mobile App for writing and storing Gratitude moments


  • Myth 3: Gratitude is for religious people

While being grateful to God is something a religious person would do on a regular basis but for being grateful to people or nature does not require one to be religious.

Being thankful for a kind act by someone does not require you to be religious.

Being grateful for your own abilities does not require you to be religious.


  • Myth 4: Gratitude is for happy-go-lucky people

Many people used to believe that Gratitude is for carefree people who accept whatever happens without becoming worried.

The truth is- It’s for everyone.

I am not the one but even then, I found gratitude really helpful in shedding the stress and negative thoughts.


“Not all happy people are Grateful but all Grateful people are happy.”


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  • Reply Amrita January 28, 2018 at 8:57 am

    I deeply believe in Gratitude and thank the universe for people like you who actively spread the message.

  • Reply Vasantha Vivek January 11, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I agree with all your pointers. Since gratitude is doing wonders in my life. And I can only say I’m blessed with the attitude of gratitude.

  • Reply Mahati ramya adivishnu January 3, 2018 at 10:23 am

    “Gratitude is possible only when you are happy” – this myth I heard from many. But, actually, the truth is reversed. You can be happy being grateful. Nice post Upasna.

    • Reply Upasna January 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      You are right Ramya- its reversed. We need it at the bad times more. Thanks for reading.

  • Reply Akshata January 1, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Gratitude is indeed an amazing thing to practise, I haven’t been writing a gratitude journal daily but the monthly post I write has helped bring in lot of positivity in my life: great going with your project on gratitude

    • Reply Upasna January 3, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      My Life has been changed with Gratitude along. As the project got ended, I am so excited to bring the App to LIVE.Thanks for linking up.

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