Have These Scientists Discovered the Secret to Happiness?

Of course there’s no one key to universal happiness, but the scientists (it’s unclear if they are actually scientists) who performed this experiment may be onto something. Experiencing gratitude makes both you and the subject of said gratitude happier — a win-win situation. Actually, just watching this video is sure to make you instantly happier.

Try this today – write down a paragraph or two expressing gratitude to someone who’s had a significant impact on your life and call them up!

Make sure to check out the other videos in SoulPancake‘s The Science of Happiness series.

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A designer by trade, Johanna has always had a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Sweden, she's lived and worked in Miami, Brooklyn and, currently, Ojai, CA. She started Goodlifer in 2008 to offer a positive outlook for the future and share great stories, discoveries, thoughts, tips and reflections around her idea of the Good Life. Johanna loves kale, wishes she had a greener thumb, and thinks everything is just a tad bit better with champagne (or green juice).
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  1. Practicing gratitude is HUGE! I think it’s one of the simplest ways to increase your happiness, and it can provide a lot more than a quick mood boost.

  2. Nice , I like the thinking …

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