Gratitude Shaming is

Gratitude Shaming is:

• Criticizing others for being sad about what they don’t have instead of “just being grateful” for what they do have.

• Forgetting that you can feel grateful for what you have AND sad for whom/what you’ve lost (and this doesn’t make you a “bad” person).

• Using toxic positivity (dismissing one’s pain with forced positivity) instead of truly listening to what they’re going through.

• Feeling guilty for your sadness or pain because you feel others “have it worse” than you do.
– Sana Powell, M.A.


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