12 Little (and Big) Things to Be Grateful for in Life

When we are grateful, we have made a choice for positivity. In fact, feeling grateful increases our happiness by 25 percent as discovered by Robert Emmons, PhD, a scientific expert on gratitude. Yet, for many of us, gratitude doesn’t come easy. We may forget about it or not feel so grateful when we are going through […]

How to Teach Your Children Gratitude

You’ve lost sleep, energy, mental clarity and countless personal freedoms. Your word recall and patience are at an all-time low. There are times when those kids of yours get on your very last nerve, and you pray you won’t lose your mind. Yet every single day you are so achingly grateful for them it takes […]

Video: 365 Grateful

In 2008, Hailey Bartholomew was struggling with life, even though she felt she had all that was needed in life. She still felt unhappy. Until she saw a nun who said to her that the secret to happiness is reflection and gratitude. The nun recommended that each night Hailey write down something that she was grateful […]

How to Create a 30-Day Gratitude Journal and Feel Happier

“Every night list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change your perspective of your day and your life.” ~Oprah Winfrey By Erin Scott Are you thankful for what you have? You may compare yourself to others—thinking that they are richer, wiser and more successful than you are. […]

It’s a Wonderful Life

“Each man’s life touches so many other lives,” says Clarence Odbody, Guardian Angel. “When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), the timeless, inspiring classic movie, directed by Frank Capra, illustrates how gratitude, the emotion of expressing appreciation for what one has, can give you a new […]

100 Ways to Express Gratitude and Boost Happiness

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward Expressing your gratitude towards others is one of the biggest gifts you can give to them. As we show our thankfulness to family, friends, acquaintances and strangers, our hearts expand and we lift each other up. Research […]