Research shows that putting genetics aside, we have the ability to be 40% happier by conducting intentional activities such as a daily regimen of practicing gratitude.
I’ll bet you thought I made that 40% number up, but it’s true – gratitude is about as potent as genetic factors that make us happy.
So what if we start today?
Compliment the first person you see today who has earned it (and provide evidence to show your words are sincere).
Write a compliment on your lunch or dinner tab expressing gratitude for good service.
Leave a note for a loved one expressing your thanks for something they did.
At work, be the one who appreciates their associates and cite evidence to prove it.
Don’t get out of bed in the morning until you can name 5 people you are thankful for and why (they can be the same people every day, it’s up to you).
Be thankful for you – your personality, your essence, your mind, your heart – don’t skip over gratitude for the fine person you are.
Happiness is not just a fleeting feeling but the residue of living a life of gratitude.
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