The latest research on the science of gratitude.
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
— G.K. Chesterton
“Gratitude is one of the character strengths that is most strongly related to happiness. And we can be more intentional about living that way.”
— Giacomo Bono
co-author, Making Grateful Kids
For every 10 years of life, your gratitude increases by
Positive emotions can add up to 7 years to your life
Dr. Robert Emmons is the author of
Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier.
In this video from the Greater Good Science Center, he offers research-tested strategies for becoming a more grateful person.
The Man Who Loved Thanksgiving
“Thanksgiving is a creative force that, if lived on a continuous basis and not just for one day each year, can create more good in your life. Perhaps we could call this way of life thanksgiving.”
— Sir John Templeton
The Templeton Foundation funds gratitude research all over the U.S.
Here are some of those projects (denoted by an asterisk), plus some other gratitude research projects.