Being authentic is to align your actions with your inner and deep self. It is more than being honest with others, it is not lying to yourself.
It is being true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.
Authenticity therefore requires a genuine awareness of one’s true spirit, the higher self, that which is aligned with Love and Virtue.
The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
“a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power” Harvard Medical School