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You can’t have happiness without gratitude

Is there a difference between gratitude and happiness? How are the two connected? Find out why gratitude may be the key to happiness.

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Society has a tendency to tell you that material things and achievements are the key to happiness. The problem with this mindset is that your happiness becomes conditional; once you have what you want something else will come along and that will then be the key to happiness.

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Choosing where to direct your focus is a way to influence your happiness. Actively focusing on the positives of your life - looking at what you do have rather than what you don’t- is a choice to be grateful and happier.

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Writing something you can see, a relationship you value, and an opportunity you’re thankful for each day is a gratitude exercise and a tool for coping with distress.

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