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The Secret to Happiness Only Takes One Minute a Day

 

In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Emmons found that when people kept a gratitude journal, they were happier. So much happier, in fact, after a month of daily journaling, they showed a 10 percent increase on subjective happiness—that’s the same jump in happiness you’d expect if you doubled your income. 

The Secret to Happiness Only Takes One Minute a Day

 

A great habit to get into for the new year!  🙂

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Gratitude in June

30. What talent or skill do you have that you are grateful for?

I don’t know what talents I have.  Never really believed I had any, to be honest.  But, I can plant a decent garden, and I can make some pretty nice soap, and I am grateful for those things.

Bonus, I make beautiful babies.  😀

Thank you for indulging my little “Gratitude Month Meme”!  🙂 

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29. What friend/family member are you grateful for today?

You don’t seriously expect me to pick just one, do you?  I live with three people and I am grateful to my bones for each one of them. 

My uber awesome IRL friends – K, S, D, C.

My blog buds – if you’re reading this, yes that means you.  🙂

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28. What small thing that happened today are you grateful for?

Define “small thing”?  I mean, some might think a husband bringing dinner home is a small thing.  I don’t really, but I’m still thankful for it.  The lawn service that cuts the grass around here, I’m grateful for that, too.  Is that a small thing?  These are things that happen in a normal month, week, etc, but because I am grateful for them (and other things like that) it makes them feel not small.  Does that make sense?

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