In Flint, Michigan, people have been facing a water crisis, unemployment, poverty and an uptick in crime. In the midst of all this hardship, a grandmother cultivated a compelling happiness habit for her grandchildren. She wrote down all the positive stories her grandchildren told her and put the scraps of paper in a glass jar. On subsequent visits, she read their happy stories back to them. In this YouTube video hosted by the co-founder of Action for Happiness, Dr. Mark Williamson, happiness expert Shawn Achor explains how trying this and other simple but powerful gratitude exercises can boost happiness in hard times.
About the Speaker
Shawn Achor is a best-selling author, speaker and co-founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research. His books include The Happiness Advantage, Big Potential and Before Happiness. Dr. Mark Williamson is co-founder and director of the nonprofit organization Action for Happiness.
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2 weeks agoGratitude, is a great habit and has power to bring more and more joy in one's life. Unfortubatly this habit is seen in very less people. Peopel are miser enough to express gratitude. They take it for granted. Gratitude not only brings happiness to us but to the reciever as well and motivates the reciver to do more and more good things. Practicing it is essentioal if we want to be happy.