The Gratitude Challenge

Possibly the two most powerful words in the world are ‘Thank You.’

Research conducted by Harvard Business School has revealed that
“Receiving expressions of gratitude makes us feel a heightened sense of self-worth, and that in turn triggers other helpful behaviors toward both the person we are helping and other people, too.”

Along my journey of discovery, I discovered that there are many proven health & wellbeing benefits of gratitude.

I started a Gratitude Journal a few years ago, which has helped me to foster an ‘attitude of gratitude’ and see find silver linings at the end of each day.

Now, I’ve decided to take up the ‘Gratitude Challenge.’

For 1 week, I’m posting Messages of Gratitude across Social Media. It’s not as personal as a hand written note but seemingly just as effective.

So far, the response has been… beautiful. Writing a Facebook post describing what I’m grateful for about people I love has resulted in reciprocal ‘Messages of Gratitude’ towards me. And a few have started their own ‘Gratitude Challenge,’ inspired by the goodwill it fosters.

The amazing thing about gratitude is that it’s 100% positive, completely inoffensive and guaranteed to make someone feel extraordinary.

It’s a great opportunity to tell someone how you really feel before it’s too late.

Why not take up the Gratitude Challenge yourself and start a culture of gratitude amongst your own social networks? #sharethegratitude

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