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The lifesaving power of gratitude (or, why you should write that thank you note)

  • Gratitude may be more beneficial than we commonly suppose.

One recent study asked subjects to write a note of thanks to someone and then estimate how surprised and happy the recipient would feel – an impact that they consistently underestimated.

  • Richard Gunderman
  • The Conversation

Another study assessed the health benefits or writing thank you notes.

Grat 1aThe researchers found that writing as few as three weekly thank you notes over the course of three weeks improved life satisfaction, increased happy feelings and reduced symptoms of…

While this research into gratitude is relatively new, the principles involved are anything…

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