It’s one thing to be grateful for the big things — your job, your loved ones, your health — but don’t forget to acknowledge the tiny treasures, too. Happiness can also be a cumulation of puppies, a good song on the radio and a passing compliment in the hallway. It’s just a matter of recognizing them when they’re in front of you.
Studies show gratitude can benefit your health in unexpected ways, including more optimism,lower stress and even a better marriage. And there are many ways to practice it, from jotting your joys in a journal to just telling someone “thank you” out loud.
Take a look at the video above to discover the perks of thankfulness and the different ways you can express it. Gratitude isn’t just for the Thanksgiving table anymore.