Gratitude is a practice that helps to rewire our brains and change them from negativity to positivity.
The father of positive psychology Prof. Martin Seligman, from the University of Pennsylvania, tested the impact of various positive interventions on 411 people. When the week’s assignment was to write and personally deliver a letter of gratitude to someone who had never been properly thanked for his or her kindness, participants immediately exhibited a huge increase in happiness scores. This impact was greater than that from any other activity they made during the experiment, with benefits lasting for a month.
One of the reasons gratitude is so strong as a practice is that it helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. In addition, it helps build and strengthens our connections.
Write a gratitude letter to someone and sent it to him / her over email or call them and read it aloud.