Gratitude is when you recognize the good you’ve received, savor it, and show your appreciation to someone, something, or a higher power. And there are loads of benefits—better well-being, restful sleep, improved performance, goal attainment, stronger relationships at work and home, and more.
How do you grow your gratitude? By taking a few minutes each day to hunt the good stuff! Use HPRC’s gratitude calendar to help you not take the good in your life for granted, share it with others, and experience more good each day.
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