Gratitude has other benefits, too. A 2012 study found that gratitude is linked with less aggression, and a 2014 study showed that being grateful helps you make new friends. According to that study, every time you thank a new acquaintance, that person is more likely to seek an ongoing relationship with you.
How can you work on being grateful? Huffington Post shared three ways to kick off the positive vibes: First, keep a daily journal of three things you are thankful for. (Curiosity is thankful for you!) Second, make it a practice to tell a spouse, partner or friend something you appreciate about them every day. And third, look in the mirror each day (perhaps while brushing your teeth) and think of something you like about yourself. In the following videos, watch an uplifting experiment on gratitude and happiness, hear the science behind gratitude, and learn how to give thanks in 31 languages.