image026Research indicates that individuals that are grateful “may also experience more frequent pleasant events because they are more likely to appreciate simple pleasures” (Watkins, 2014). Other studies indicate that being grateful leads to positive emotions that then create UPWARD SPIRALS. Another study revealed that a romantic relationship has a better chance of survival and increased connectedness when you are grateful (about that relationship) every day. So what does it take to BE GRATEFUL? Well you don’t need to make a grateful board or anything like that. Just take the time every day, either on your way to or from work, to be grateful about ONE thing.  A roof over your head?  Food to eat? Friends to laugh with? (lots of people don’t even have these). Anyway I’m sure you can find something to be GRATEFUL for! Let’s get the ball rolling and write one here!