The power of thanks can be a key to happiness.
Gratitude is both a skill and a personality trait – with time, it develops and matures.
Six months ago when I began my journey, each night was a struggle – it took an effort to come up with things to write in my gratitude journal.
In the spirit of this holiday, I wanted to see how much that had changed.
I just spent the past 2 hours in intense meditation, coming up with as many reasons to be thankful as I could.
There was only one criteria – did thinking about the item generate feelings of positive emotion? If yes, it was put on the list.
I ended up 168 items. Wow, does 2 hours of continuous gratitude practice feel great!
But just two or three items is enough. If you're feeling adventurous, write a handwritten thank you note.