That first sip of coffee in the morning, a 15 minute walk in the sunshine, listening to your favorite song, biting into a chocolate chip cookie...these are all simple pleasures for which we can express gratitude. Why? Recent scientific studies have shown that expressing gratitude helps out brain to feel more positive and happier. What are the little things that you are grateful for? On this page you will find library books about gratitude, suggestions for ways to express gratitude, and information about the science behind expressing gratitude.
Photo by Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash
The short video below explains how giving thanks, showing gratitude, or noticing simple pleasures in life can influence the chemicals in our brain and make us feel better.
In this video, people call the persons in their lives who they value and express their thanks.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License. | Details and Exceptions