One of the consistent answers from scientists and wise thinkers is GRATITUDE. Does this sound like a generic answer? I know that whenever I have heard this answer or read it somewhere it kind of went in one ear and out the other. I thought to myself, "I'm grateful enough, I say thank you when people are nice."
But when you think deeper and harder, do the people who you really love, really value, really KNOW YOU - do they know what it is that you love about them? How candid are we with ourselves and others? What does any of that have to do with our happiness?
Hearing other people tell us they are grateful raises our happiness quotient, indeed. However, telling others about how much we appreciate them and the ways they make us happy - we reap more benefits by telling them, than they reap by hearing it.
This group puts these words into action. Give me 7 minutes, and watch this video; it's pretty amazing.
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