10. It Makes You Mentally Stronger
While we’ve already covered that gratitude is great for mental health, it also makes us mentally stronger. A 2006 study of Vietnam War vets found that those with more gratitude had lower rates of PTSD. In similar studies, where other people have been through unbelievable tragedies, like the September 11 attacks, the same thing was found: the greater the gratitude, the stronger the people were mentally.