One Thousand Gifts and The Science of Happiness

There is this book you should read.

One Thousand Gifts.

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It talks about that true joy is found in thanksgiving. The kind of thanksgiving that comes even when your world doesn’t seem like it could get any worse.

The author is challenged to find one thousand things that she is thankful for and make a list.

Could you do it?

This book has been on my heart ever since it was gifted to me about a year ago. It stays with you. The idea that you could be happier, if you were more thankful. Is it true? Does gratitude make us happier?

Then, there was this video about the Science of Happiness by SoulPancake (who continues to rock our worlds with every video produced.) Go ahead and watch it. You’ll thank me later 😉

It makes you want to call your mom and say thank you, doesn’t it? So, take 5 minutes right now and write someone an email or send someone a note with a simple thank you and why you are thankful for them. It will make their day brighter and for just that 5 minutes, you will be a happier person. In fact, make a calendar reminder to do this once a week or even once a day.

It’s a very specific way to apply the following Scripture to your life:

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16


What is one specific way that you show gratitude in your life?


  1. says

    Hello! Thanks for the lovely comment that you left me on my blog and the invitation to visit with you. Great post on thankfulness. I loved One Thousand Gifts. Each Friday I list 21 Graces or gifts from the week. Your comment will be one of them! Have a good night.

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