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Do you want more from your life? More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity?

What if I told you that just one thing can help you in all of those areas?

An Attitude of Gratitude.  It really is as simple as that.  Stick with me for a moment as I break down the benefits of gratitude that have been supported by research:

Emotionally:  more good feelings, more relaxed, more resilient, less envious, happier memories.

Socially:  more social, healthier marriage, kinder, more friendships, deeper relationships

Personality: less materialistic, less self-centered, more optimistic, increased self-esteem, more spiritual

Health: improved sleep, less sick, longevity, increased energy, more exercise

Career: better management, improved networking, goal achievement, improved decision-making, increased productivity.

All you have to do is get a notebook/journal, take 5 minutes each day, and write down what you are grateful for.  An example would be, taking a moment at dinner each evening to express gratitude for something positive that day.  Just doing this one activity each day will increase your long-term well-being by more than 10 percent.


(image description:  the sun is shining between clouds and the ground, with the words Gratitude It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.)

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