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Giving thanks is a key to happiness

Gratitude is a key to joy.
Gratitude is a key to joy.
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Gratitude is one of the most powerful states of mind and heart that creates happiness---consistent happiness.  It’s pretty easy to be thankful and grateful for the big events and things, but it’s the little moment-to-moment experiences that make up a life of happiness and gratitude.

Making entries daily in a journal--at least six experiences, people, or things to be grateful for makes that joy more concrete, more real, and gives your mind a positive focus of what you want more of in your life.  Looking at your gratitude journal when you're finished with your entries makes it much easier to realize that it was a very good day and life.

Find ways to be grateful every day of the year!

Mary Claire O'Neal is a communication consultant, coach, speaker and author of the award-winning book, Becoming What You Want to See in the World. For more information: