Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that comes your way. The act of gratefulness also means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. The Almighty has given unto man so many things, and all are for free. We may claim ownership of various wealth, but the truth is none of those really and truly belongs to us because when we die we do go the beyond with any of those. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.