Give the Best Gift EVER: Gratitude

What gift could you give someone that you care about that costs you nothing and is absolutely priceless? Your gratitude!

Being grateful is an art that needs to be practiced moment to moment. When I appreciate what I have my day feels vibrant and rich. Is there a better day brightener when say thank you to someone else?

According to research, gratitude is a key component of personal happiness.Martin E. P. Seligman professor of psychology and author of one of my favorite books Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment has a suggestion to say thank you. He has created a gratitude visit.

  • Think of a person in your life who has been kind to you’ve never probably thanked.
  • Write a detailed “gratitude letter” explaining why you are grateful.
  • Call this special person and tell them you want to visit. But do not share why.
  • Show up and read your letter out loud.

Congratulations, you have just given yourself a gift too, the gift of gratitude.

So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t there someone you want to visit?

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