Happy Thanksgiving To All My American Friends And Readers!
I’d like to offer you a little gift that seems just right for a day of giving thanks.
It’s an interactive Gratitude Journal Template: a downloadable, single-page PDF for listing all the things you’re grateful for – or at least 40 of them.
The cool thing is that just by using this list, you’re more likely to have a happy Thanksgiving, because happiness is related to gratitude.
How? Well, psychologists have found many ways that thankfulness boosts contentment, including:
- Writing about positive events (1)
- Counting blessings (2)
- Noting three good things each day (3).
You can do any or all of these by typing into this template and saving it to your computer, or printing out and writing. Either way it’s re-usable, so you can use it every day or every week to keep those grateful feelings flowing – and the happiness happening.
Download the ‘Gratitude Journal Template’ from my Holiday Planners course – click here to get FREE access.
May your day be happy and your pumpkin pie plentiful!
(1) Burton, C. M., & King, L. A. (2004). The health benefits of writing about intensely positive experiences. Journal of Research in Personality, 38(2), 150-163.
(2) Lyubomirsky, S., Sheldon, K. M., & Schkade, D. (2005). Pursuing happiness: The architecture of sustainable change. Review of General Psychology, 9(2), 111-131.
(3) Seligman, M. E. P., Steen, T. A., Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2005). Positive psychology progress: Empirical validation of interventions. American Psychologist, 60(5), 410-421.