First of all to understand this article you have to know what gratitude really is. Gratitude works when you are grateful for something. Feeling good and happy and spending money like you just won the lottery when you didn’t is probably going to make you real poor, real quick. But how do you express gratitude without doing crazy things?

Recent studies have concluded that the expression of gratitude can have positive effects on our health, our moods and even the survival of our marriages. In one study Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., at the University of California at Davis and his colleague Mike McCullough at the University of Miami conducted an experiment where randomly assigned participants were given three tasks. Each week one group wrote about five things they were grateful for that had happened in the past week, another five recorded daily struggles from the previous week that displeased them, and the neutral group was asked to list five events that affected them. Ten weeks later, participants in the experiment felt better about their lives as a whole and were 25 percent happier than the angry group. They wrote about fewer health complaints, and exercised an average of 1.5 hours more.

 Here are some simple things you can do to build positive momentum toward a more happy and fulfilling life:
1) Keep a daily journal of three things you are thankful for. This works well first thing in the morning, or just before you go to bed.
2) Make it a practice to tell a spouse, partner or friend something you appreciate about them every day.
3) Look in the mirror when you are brushing your teeth, and think about something you have done well recently or something you like about yourself.
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