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  • Most people tend to find themselves in a happier mood during the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving. 1 / 8

  • Studies show that this feeling of happiness may be attributed to more than just holiday cheer. 2 / 8

  • These studies have shown that expressing gratitude can lead to more feelings of happiness. 3 / 8

  • People who expressed gratitude, also experienced better health, and a better appreciation for their lives and the people in it. 4 / 8

  • The increased feelings of happiness extended to both the people on the giving end of gratitude and the people on the receiving end. 5 / 8

  • There were two groups of people who were unaffected, middle-aged, divorced women and children. 6 / 8

  • Verbally and mentally giving thanks, keeping journals to show your gratitude, and using prayer and meditation are some ways to begin 7 / 8

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