What would you say if I told you that by making one little change, you could be happier? Well it’s true…and all it involves is incorporating a little gratitude into your life. According to Psychology Today, a study of gratitude journaling showed that people who tracked their gratitude once a week were happier after six weeks. Yup, just by writing down a few things you’re grateful for on a weekly basis, you can increase your happiness. In fact, if you started today, you’d be happier by the end of the year. You don’t have to share what you write with anyone, just do it. I can almost guarantee it’ll be a positive change.
Here’s are three things I’m grateful for this week:
1. A walk by the seawall early Sunday morning, savoring the crisp fall air, a cloudless sky and the sunlight glistening on the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Lunch with one of my dearest friends—the kind of friend you could sit with for hours and hours and hours and never run out of things to talk and laugh about.
3. A big squeeze from my oldest son! It’s been 7 weeks since I’ve seen him, and he’s home from college for the weekend. I’m one happy mom!