When is the last time you thought about someone you were grateful for? Have you gone a step further and told that person why you were grateful for him? This week, I wanted to share an amazing video about the power of gratitude and the impact it has on happiness.
First, subjects were given a test and asked to rate their current level of happiness. Then they were asked to think of someone who was really influential in their lives and write down as much as they could about why this person was so important. What they didn’t know was that they would have to call that person and read what they wrote. Take a look at what happens…
Here are a few things (and people) I’m grateful for today:
1) Being fortunate enough to work with my family. We love to go on walks together during the day, but this week we kicked it up a notch and ended up playing pickleball in the parking lot.
2) Meeting lots of incredible bloggers through both my job and through the Happsters. This week I met up with a few bloggers who live near me including my friend Natalee from Eat Nap Play (enter her crazy-awesome giveaway going on until tonight here), Ashleigh and her adorable new puppy, Piper from Daily Cup of AsheeJojo and Amy from Nourished Balance (not pictured).
Another blogger-friend of mine, Gina from The Fitnessista, recently came out with a new dance cardio workout DVD called Soli Beat. I just got it in the mail this week and let me tell you, it is such a good workout and great for both beginners and more advanced dancers. My favorite part is that there are live drums in the background! You can see more about it here.
3) Going on fun adventures with my boyfriend, Billy. We just went to a beautiful garden that overlooks the ocean and have decided to make it a weekly tradition.
Who are you grateful for today? Let me know in the comments!