Give gratitude, get happy

by Psyguy on March 13, 2010 · 15 comments

in happiness,positive psychology

My pal, Les from the Business Instincts Group, turned me onto this great way to help happiness happen everyday. It’s called the and it really works. Remember a gratitude a day keeps sadness away.  Give it a try and let me know how you got happy!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 darin bullivant March 18, 2010 at 4:46 pm

A great reminder to be mindful of what we create in our worlds. Thanks for the refresher and I look forward to hearing more

2 J-F March 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Gratitude comes from the old French ‘grat’ meaning pleasure. When working with adolescents, among many seminal moments in their lives, the discovery of gratitude or greatfulness as a pleasurable activity is one of the turning point where they move from a self-centered perspective to a selfless one. Leaving behind the zero sum game, they become aware that giving thanks doesn’t withdraw or take away anything from them but rather builds and completes who they are becoming.
As adults, gratitude can be liberating as we come to terms with our fate as moments are recognized as being what they are, without the wonderment about its legitimacy or the qualitative possibilities.

3 Angela March 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

What a simple system to make implement in order to mark the milestones and tease out the things tha really matter to us each day. I guess that is what it’s all about….to see you have to look. Thanks

4 Michael March 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm

You are right — it does work! I’ve had a similar daily practice of identifying at least (and I often do more than) 3 aspects of my day that I deeply appreciate (am grateful for) in each day — the last thing I do before I go to sleep at night.

5 Marc Ross March 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Wonderful! This website along with your video is fantastic. Nice combination Dan. Some simple action steps needed to really make some profound and positive changes in life. Once my log gets a little over (LOL, that sounds funny!) I’ll let you know what types of things I’m noticing in my life. Thanks again for your collection of wonderful ideas and useful information.

6 Norm Wegerhoff March 18, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Great advice – Dan has really done a good job with his “user-friendly” website !

7 Tom March 19, 2010 at 12:18 am

Great site thanks

8 Psyguy March 19, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Hello Tom, I’m always happy to get positive feedback from someone as wise as you. Looking forward to your checkins from time to time.

9 Psyguy March 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Thank you for the compliment Norm. It means a lot coming from a friendly-user of the web and my site, like you!

10 Psyguy March 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Great email address Marc – “marcrosslovesyou”! You truly are a master of profound and positive changes in a life. Yes, keep in touch and spread more of your hedonic wisdom all around you.

11 Psyguy March 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Dear Michael, as “they” say, a gratitude a day keeps sadness away, and you surely have your happiness practice well in place. You are an inspiration to us all.

12 Psyguy March 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm

For sure, Angela, it’s all about you see as you are, or uc-as-ur, gratitude cleans one’s lenses of living. Thanks for the comment!

13 Psyguy March 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Hello J-F. I love your that ‘grat” comes from the old French language and that it means pleasure. No wonder giving gratitude brings joy to both the giver and the receiver. Giving thanks and gratitude puts the who you’re becoming into the mirror of the other and almost instantly your self is reflected back at you. Great wisdom from a principal sage, Merci!

14 Psyguy March 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

You are so right Darin, mindfulness matters, in both senses of the word, it’s important and it creates the world we experience in the now. Until next time, let’s be her now, together…

15 HappyCamper March 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

With every breath I take, happiness I make. YES, it’s just that easy! Be grateful, be happy!

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