“A five-minute a day gratitude journal can increase your long-term well-being by more than 10 percent. That’s the same impact as doubling your income!”
I was given a thoughtful gift yesterday from Tanya Powell, my supervisor at work. The gift bag of items she gave to all of us on staff included a gratitude journal. Gratitude has been shown to greatly affect the quality of a person’s life, and I would argue this is a visible thing you can perceive in a person not just by how they speak, but even their gaze and gait can quickly inform you of their general attitude. I have seen a profoundly troubled coworker smile with laughter still hanging out in her eyes.
Residual gratitude brings resilience and even a kind of magnetic spiritual draw which makes some people better influencers for good, and also people I would rather hang out with. So I started out today by simply making a list of everything which immediately comes to mind, and began with God and which quickly became names of people; much later in the list continued with experiences as secondary and things came last. What would your list look like if you could only name five?