So it turns out that giving thanks is actually good for your health. According to Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California-Davis, adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections, and more happiness than those who do not, according to studies conducted over the past decade.
What are you waiting for? I recommend that you do two things. One, do the ten-ten visualization. I like to, every day, spend a moment visualizing 10 things that I’m grateful for. And then, 10 of my goals and dreams. I just visualize. I just close my eyes, think about all the things I’m grateful for, and instantly, I start to feel happy.
And then, I take that happiness, and I put it into my goals and dreams, and it accelerates the accomplishment of my goals and dreams, which makes me more optimistic. I am operating optimally. Do you get that? Gratitude is a great thing. Another thing I like to do is just make a little, short gratitude list. I like to have a group of people that I send my gratitude list to. I have a little e-mail chain, and we all send our gratitude to each other. You know, it’s just, “I’m grateful for this. I’m grateful for that. I’m grateful for this.” And I make a list of just three or four things every single day. Try it, and notice how much more optimistic, powerful, and resourceful you become.