Module 1, Lesson 1
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Gratitude Journal

Oprah Winfrey once noted that the single most important thing she’s ever done was to write five things that she’s grateful for in a journal at the beginning of each day. And the science backs her up. Psychologists from the universities of California and Miami performed an experiment in 2003 that found that keeping a daily journal of what you’re grateful for can increase your own sense of wellbeing throughout your life. This is a simple step that takes only a couple of minutes each day, but the effect is cumulative. It also doesn’t matter how big or small the thing is when you make your list. Being grateful for a cup of coffee is just as significant as being grateful for your recovery from an illness because the important step here is to orient yourself to the things in your life for which you are happy.