Thanks: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier

Last week for Thanksgiving we all reflected on what we were thankful for in our lives. The thing that I always try to remind people with my quotes is that Thanksgiving should not be the only time we express gratitude, we should express gratitude each and every day of our lives. When I say express gratitude that does not mean to simply say Thank You to someone, it means to actually reflect on and feel thankful for all that you have in your life, your health, roof over your head, your compassion and the list goes on and on.

I came across a book by Dr. Robert Emmons about gratitude, titled Thanks: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier. Check out the description below and if you want to purchase a copy CLICK HERE

From the publisher: 
A scientifically groundbreaking, eloquent look at how we benefit -- psychologically, physically, and interpersonally -- when we practice gratitude. Did you know that there is a crucial component of happiness that is often overlooked? In Thanks!, Robert Emmons draws on the first major study of the subject of gratitude, of "wanting what we have," and shows that a systematic cultivation of this underexamined emotion can measurably change people''s lives. Readers will discover how . People who regularly practice grateful thinking can increase their "set-point" for happiness by as much as 25 percent. . Such increases can be sustained over a period of months, challenging the previously held notion that our "set-point" is frozen at birth. . Keeping a gratitude journal for as little as three weeks can result in better sleep and more energy. Emmons also reaches beyond science to bolster the case for gratitude by weaving in the writings of philosophers, novelists, and theologians. Thanks! inspires readers to embrace gratitude and all the benefits it can bring into their lives.

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