Counting Your Blessings Really Works

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a little Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration for you from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy. Today I want to talk about one of the two key traits you need in order to be happy, and that is gratitude. What I love about gratitude is that you don’t have to be a naturally grateful person—this is a character trait that you can actually add on and it only takes a little practice to make it part of your life. There aren’t many character traits like that—that you can just add on or get better at, but this is one. And it’s so important, because if you’re not actively noticing all the good in your life, how can you be happy? And how much better would your life be if you were counting your blessings? You’d see the world as a rosier place, and your interactions with other people would be better too, because everyone responds better to a happy, upbeat person than an unhappy grump.

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