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Day 25: Grateful for liking our own lives 

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We’re busy liking things on social media, but do you ‘like’ your life?  We are 25 days into a comprehensive burst of practicing gratitude and you may find it is still easy to sometimes worry about what’s not working in your life.  Worrying and imagination are two sides of the same coin. Worrying about things […]

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Day 24: Grateful for believing 

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This attitude of gratitude stuff works. It really does!  We know people have connected and reconnected with people. They’ve created space for amazing things to happen and opportunities to come to them both personally and professionally.  Each year we run this we get phone calls from people, messages in our inbox and even posts through […]

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Did you know…  Expressing and perceiving gratitude can benefit personal relationships

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Research shows that expressing gratitude for those we care about can improve the relationship for both parties by bringing us closer to the other individual and sustaining the relationship for the long-term. Read more: In a study in the journal Personal Relationships, researchers found that expressing and perceiving gratitude helps protect marriages from the adverse effects […]

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Day 23: Grateful for gifting 

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Want to be happy? Give a little bit. Money, time and skills are all valuable gifts.   Studies show that people who spent even small amounts of money on other people felt measurably happier than when they spent it on themselves.  Across the 136 countries studied, donating to charity had a similar relationship to happiness as […]

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Day 22: Grateful for acting 

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We’re not talking about the Oscars, but you need to start acting. Thinking and planning are great but mean nothing if not acted on. Is there an area in your life where you could be taking action?  Some dramatic world events and changes to personal circumstances might make some goals seem completely unattainable right now. […]

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Day 21: Grateful for all poppies 

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Who could you cheer on today?  We need to build others up and stop cutting them down – Enough of the ‘tall poppy’ syndrome. We say support all poppies, whatever height.  Spend at least the rest of April noticing stories of people who achieve some kind of greatness or goal and be genuinely happy for […]