Myth #1: Showing
gratitude is a sign of weakness which creates dependency.
Myth #2: Gratitude
is a function of the good circumstances in a person's life.
Myth #3: People
only express gratitude when they have hope of getting
Myth #4: Learning
to have an attitude of gratitude is a worthless form of
"Pollyanna pop psychology" which doesn't contribute to a
person's character and well-being.
Myth #5: Gratitude
is a special feeling that is only meant to occur on rare
occasions in a person's life when all their expectations are
Myth #6: Gratitude
is something you reserve only for those times when someone
saves you from a desperate situation.
Myth #7: If you
express authentic gratitude often, it will cease to have any
Myth #8: Gratitude
to God should be expressed sparingly as each person has a
limited amount which must be carefully rationed during their
Myth #9: Only a
fool would be grateful when something bad happens to them.
Cultivating an authentic attitude of gratitude to God for
everything that occurs in one's life will not contribute to
happiness and peace of mind.