Last Friday I blogged about how important gratitude is in the lives of children. Research shows children who are raised to be grateful for the world around them are, among other things, happier, most socially connected, and better students.
Gratitude isn’t just important for children, of course. Adults who kept a gratitude journal for just three weeks reported a variety of improvements in their lives including lowered blood pressure, an increased sense of well-being, and a surge in compassion and forgiveness. There’s more about this in a wonderful article, Why Gratitude is Good, from Robert A. Emmons, by way of the Greater Good Science Center, and the article page is chock full of additional resources for you to enjoy, as well. (more…)