The positive effects of expressing gratitude

October 1, 2008

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Source: Fast Company Magazine

A new book out called The How of Happiness describes 12 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier. The very first on the list: expressing gratitude to others!

Who would have thought that our own happiness is so intermingled with the happiness we impart to others? We all know human beings are social animals. But I think we’re social and extremely interdependent animals, regardless of how independent we convince ourselves we are.

In first grade, my teacher told me to do to others how you’d like them to do with you.  Science is now proving this proverb to be true.

(There’s a business idea in this article, for those entrepreneurs among us.)


2 Responses to “The positive effects of expressing gratitude”

  1. Amit said

    We have recently watched “Secret” DVD and also read book.

    And it’s not surprising that one of the first thing it talks about is gratitude to others including nature.

    “Gratitude” is indeed foundation principle of most of the prevalent philosophies (religious as well non-religious).

    Unfortunately very few people follow in their day-to-day life.

    Thank You for great posting.

  2. The previous posted mentioned the movie “Secret”. Here are links to more information about it. It sounds like an excellent watch!

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