The Power of Gratitude

See why successful people like Oprah, Tim Ferriss, and Jay Shetty all credit part of their success to practicing the art of gratitude.

Artwork by Alica Lee

What is gratitude?

Gratitude is the practice of acknowledging and appreciating the goodness in your life. It also implies a recognition that we would not be who we are / where we are in life, without the contributions of others.

The Benefits

  • Feel happier and calmer
  • Sleep better
  • Reduce aggression & stress
  • Transcend in difficult moments

The Science-backed evidence:

Routinely practicing gratitude helps us experience increased positive emotions.

Gratitude increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain, which are key neurotransmitters that give us feelings of contentment. If we are grateful more often, the happiness-producing neural pathways strengthen, just as exercise strengthens the body.

Researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Miami found that after regularly expressing gratitude for 10 weeks, study participants reported feeling more optimistic about their lives. Optimism, in turn, has been shown to be a life-lengthening trait in a recent Harvard University study.

Oprah Winfrey on Gratitude: Every morning when I open my curtains for that first look at the day, no matter what the day looks like—raining, foggy, overcast, sunny—my heart swells with gratitude. I get another chance.

Tim Ferriss on Gratitude: Happiness = gratitude. Practice the latter and you'll feel the former.

Jay Shetty on Gratitude: We need to remain grateful for absolutely everything we have. When we start with gratitude and see everything as fortune and grace, we're able to receive much more deeply.

Start practicing gratitude today if you want to:

  • Feel happier
  • Be more present
  • Build strong strong relationship
  • Increase mental strength

Try our digital SMS-based gratitude journal today!

Each morning and evening you will receive a text asking what you're grateful for. You then simply reply to the text (as if you're texting a friend), and your gratitude entry gets securely stored in your account to access forever.

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