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A recent study suggests that a belief in the free will of other people is key to our ability to feel gratitude when they do something to help us out.
7 Gratitude Exercises You Should Try Today - From writing to smiling to giving, Eli Epstein show us easy ways to fill our days with gratitude.
6 Surprising Reasons Why Gratitude is Great for Your Health - Establishing a full-on gratitude ritual, a consistent effort to notice and appreciate the good things flowing to us changes us for the better on many levels, say gratitude experts. From Real Simple magazine, here are six ways.
Real Thanks: What is the Essence of True Gratitude? - Courtney Helgoe writes about how to move beyond gratitude hype and get to the heart of the matter in Experience Life magazine, December 2014 issue.
The Science and Practice of Gratitude - Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, head of biologic psychology at Duke University Medical Center once stated that: “If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.
Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt - "When I feel lacking- I don’t need new things, I need new eyes with which to see the things I already have," says Glennon Doyle Melton in this charming evaluation of her well-used kitchen.
6 Habits of Highly Grateful People - These rich grateful living practices can become habits that help support a lifetime of appreciative presence. From Jeremy Adam Smith of the Greater Good Science Center.
Thank You: The Antidote to Loneliness - Steven Crandell in his blog on the Huffington Post offers gratefulness as a simple, healing way to connect:, "If we say thank you, we cannot be lonely, for we are automatically in relationship -- fruitful relationship."
5 Reasons Why Gratitude is Everything - Why default into a life of indifference or complaint when we can be grateful instead? Tammy T. Stone has picked out five great benefits of grateful living.
How Gratitude Can Help You Through Hard Times - "In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the face of despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope," writes psychologist Robert Emmons.
The Science of Happiness - This experiment, captured in a 7-minute video, shows the extent to which expressing gratitude to others contributes to our happiness in life.
The Power of "Thanks" - Harvard Business School's Francesca Gino ran a study of how the act of giving thanks to people raised levels of their self-worth and increased their acts of generosity towards other.
The Surprising Power of Gratitude - In this moving TEDx talk, Lia Gimanis shares how gratitude literally saved her life as a homeless person, led her to see wonder everywhere, and spurred her on to random acts of kindness.
The Science of Gratitude - Psychologist Robert Emmons' research shows that “when people consciously practice grateful living, their happiness will go up, and their ability to withstand negative events will improve as does their immunity to anger, envy, resentment, and depression.”
365 Grateful - Learn how Hailey Bartholomew's photographic gratefulness practice not only was healing for her, but is now also an inspiration for others.
A Grateful Mind is a Happy Mind - In this video, Venerable Chonyl talks about how the more specific we are with recognizing the kindnesses of people, the more our capacity for gratefulness and love grows.
More Reasons To Be Thankful - In this article, Anne Chan reminds people of how they can use gratitude in their closest relationships. Couples often focus on each other's deficits – gratitude can help to see beyond deficits.
The Power of Saying Thank You - In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words "thank you" -- to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you.
Gratitude Log - An online community for spreading appreciation, whether you are an individual or an organization looking to increase your effectiveness.
Enjoy these Songs and Meditations on Gratitude on the Spirituality and Practice website.