How much does gratitude affect our lives? Apparently a lot! Check out the following excerpt from a recent Wall Street Journal article:
“Adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not, according to studies conducted over the past decade. They’re also less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy or alcoholics. They earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly and have greater resistance to viral infections.”
Can scientists find a way to bottle up gratitude? We could use happier and more energetic and optimistic people in the world. And all it takes is habitually counting your blessings. From good weather to winning new business, we all have something to be thankful for if we think about it. Don’t reserve thankfulness only for the holidays. How could gratitude affect your attitude, behavior, and the way you do business? I encourage you to think about that as you make your New Year’s Resolutions.
Want to find out how grateful you are? Take this short quiz to find out.
As we say goodbye to 2010, we hope you know we are grateful for you! Thank you for a wonderful year of letting us provide you with working capital and connecting with us through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, this blog and in-person. We look forward to doing more of the same in the New Year. See you in 2011!