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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.”
From Little Things to Big Things - In this article, 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: The Essential Practice for Happiness and Fulfillment (CD set) - Cultural anthropologist and educator Angeles Arrien shows you how to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes a way of life.
Gratitude Page - "Is gratitude an alternative to materialism?" Dr. Michael E. McCollough's research addresses this question and many others about the influence of gratitude on our attitudes and behavior.
Gratitude Journal - Deborah Miller has created a 30-day interactive journal which will take you on a journey of personal inspiration with gratitude as your guide. (See also
"Thankful For" - a free, daily online journal.)
Gratitude Log - An online community for spreading appreciation, whether you are an individual or an organization looking to increase your effectiveness.
Finding My Religion - David Miller talks with Buddhist teacher, Cheri Huber, about how, no matter what our circumstances are, gratitude can flow from focusing on what we have.