Here’s another way to express gratitude. Express your feelings of gratitude directly to another person.We might tend be better at speaking up when someone does something wrong than letting them know when they’ve done something that makes things better for those around them. I know when I get busy and stressed I have to remind myself to do this. Inevitably it’s worth the time, whether I take a few minutes for a quick thank you, sit down for a longer talk, make a call, or write a letter or card. Try it out. Tell that person in specific terms what you are grateful for and how they have affected your life. You’ll make them feel great, and you’ll be focusing on a positive part of your life, which will increase your own happiness. Want more ideas on expressing gratitude directly to people? Read The Most Underutilized Tool For Making People Happier at Work.
Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The how of happiness. Penguin Books.
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