Gratitude is the emotion of being thankful and grateful, often from help you received from others. Gratitude has been a long-term focus of philosophy and many world religions and it has been noted that gratitude can exist as a short-term emotional state, or can exist as an ongoing personality trait.

A recent focus of study in Positive Psychology is the difference between the short-term emotion of gratitude and the personality trait of gratitude are being investigated.

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