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The amazing effects of gratitude

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What are you grateful for in your life?  Take a moment, slow down, and think of three things that you are thankful for.  Share it with someone.

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Wondering how much gratitude you have?  Fill out this Gratitude Questionnaire and see how you compare to other people who took the quiz.     

What does displaying gratitude do for your brain?  Visit Scientific American and watch Gratitude on the Brain to find out the answer to that question.  Want to learn more about the Science of Happiness?  Visit this NPR link and find out exactly what happiness can do for both your body and brain.  

What does this all have to do with your heart?  "Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps the Heart, Too" might just inspire you to become more heart healthy! Choose to Be Grateful.  It Will Make You Happier, a New York Times article has all the latest brain science on how even pretending to be happier can actually affect your brain.  The Selfish Side of Gratitude, an article just published in the NY Times is also an interesting read!

Are there actually ways to increase your feeling of gratitude about your place in the world and your life in general?  Read, "Take a ‘Savoring Walk,’ and three other research-based strategies to help you appreciate this life," from the Washington Post and see if you are doing the right things to help your appreciate what you have, or in some cases don't have!

These TED Talks on the topic of gratitude and gratefulness just might provide the inspiration you are looking for:

Want to be happy?  Be grateful.
Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.
Remember to say thank you.













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Stephane Brodu • Quebec, Canada • LESSON IN PROGRESS
Expressing gratitude as a simple "Thank you" has no real impact if you don't feel it. What process, what keywords, what phrase structure do inspire you and make you feel grateful and connected to the the gratitude you want to express ?
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JOIN MY STUFF AND STOP USING JAMES'S BECAUSE I HAVE ATTENTION ISSUES AND PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEEEE
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Learn about gratitude, share thoughts, count blessings
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When someone thanks you for something, how do you tell when they are being sincere about it?
11/26/2019 • 
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To me, I'm grateful for God, my family, my friends, and all the people in the world that are sick in life right now.
04/28/2020 • 
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We have to do alot of thing on each day make it happy
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lots of people would love to be in your situation show that you're grateful
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How can you measure happiness as a percentage? Imagine having a happiness meter like a Fitbit or something and you just say “ah yes this gift has increased my happiness by exactly 5.3829% 🤓”
04/06/2021 • 
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gratitude
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What are things you are most grateful for?
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How do you express gratitude?
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The best way to feel or express gratitude is make a journal where you write about you day, three things because you feel grateful right now, How do you feel now and other things, all this help us in reflect and feel grateful because you have the control the your life. This exercise help me so much in improve my gratitude.
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I think sharing our gratitude to others make more friendly and get more tough in heart. When we express the gratitude of others, they become more doing in gratitude activity, get encourage and reach strong relationship.
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How do you feel when someone expresses gratitude to you. Do they say a simple thank you or give you a gift. Do you feel warm inside?
11/23/2021 • 
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gratitude is important because you always need to be grateful about what you have because you dont know whats gonna happen
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I say the trees because we just chop them down and don't even think how long it will be until a new tree will grow into it's place.
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