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.