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Harvard, UC Davis, and Miami University research has shown that journaling and sharing 5 thoughts of gratitude each day can make you a happier person.

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Gratitude makes you happier.

People are always looking for the secret to being happier. doesn't claim to fix all problems, but our users do claim to feel happier after keeping a journal of gratitude and happy thoughts. is based on research by psychologists Ben-Shahar, Emmons, and McCullough. Tal Ben-Shahar wrote the book Happier which directly influenced It just makes sense- most of us don't stop to think about the things that make us happy.

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Right now is a fledgling community, but it is rapidly growing. All sorts of people are journaling their gratitude and happiness on You can explore what other users have posted, which is a very healthy exercise generating gratitude and happiness.

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Positive emotions help you thrive.

Positive emotions and psychology help people thrive. In life there are many factors that can get people down, such as the economy. However, psychological research shows that economic factors are a poor predictor of overall happiness. Can you guess what is a good predictor of happiness? That's right, gratitude. When you jott down your 5 happy thoughts each day you are really practicing being grateful, and are thus appreciating your life to its full extent.

"The test of all happiness is gratitude"-G.K. Chesterton 1908

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