The Center for Disease Control (CDC) actually recommends practicing gratitude to reduce stress and improve emotional and physical wellbeing! Click the link below for some examples of practicing gratitude and links to still more resources.
In Kindness and Compassion for Students, Greater Good in Education: Science-Based Practices for Kinder, Happier Schools (GGIE) defines kindness as taking action, out of concern for others, to benefit them. Click to find out the benefits to the person taking action – they are innumerable!
The National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI), published Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude, very early in the global pandemic on April 24, 2020. They explain the excellent benefits of practicing gratitude – even in quarantine – and offer an excellent quote from Melodie Beattie.