If one wants to spread happiness, there's one very easy way to make a difference: say thank you. Show gratitude for things in your life. That's a great way to encourage other people to share the positive! Topics here include:

  • Being grateful and thankful for things in our lives

  • Appreciating our good fortune

  • Increasing happiness through cultivating gratitude

  • Ripple effects of gratitude

And more.

Why is it so hard for some people to be grateful for the positives in their lives? It's hard to say, but some folks just don't seem to be able to manage it. It's not that hard to express our thanks and recognize good fortune by thanking the people who make it possible. Whizolosophers in this category will hopefully share their own thoughts on gratitude, both for input from others and for the good things that have happened throughout our lives.

We can be grateful to our family and friends for the things they do for us; we can also be grateful and thankful for the good times that have happened in the past, and hold them in our thoughts to share positively. Counting our blessings daily can help push back a bad mood, and that can have a knock-on effect that makes us happier, improves our health and relationships, even helps us sleep better. Gratitude can be a big step towards a healthier, happier life.