Gratitude is a quieter positive emotion. Most of us feel joyful when something great happens to us, but to be grateful is to cherish the fact that we are fortunate enough to receive such a benefit. When we feel gratitude, we become more creative and find ways to pay things back. It inspires us to be kind.
Cultivating and practicing this emotion keeps us grounded, and makes us appreciate our lives more. Happiness comes with contentment in life.