Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves.
Recent U.S. census data shows that more than a quarter of the population lives alone – the highest rate ever. Being alone does not necessarily herald loneliness, and living with someone may not stave it off. However, being alone can lend itself to loneliness and its partner, depression.