Happiness in Gratitude

I am a sucker for inspirational TED Talks, and this one is particularly grand. The message, given by a Benedictine monk, is simple: gratitude drives happiness, rather than the other way around. It is so very easy for me to get caught up in the thick of small things, to neglect the blessings that I have been given. However, it is a new goal of mine to be more grateful for the little things in my life: the ability to connect with anyone in the world with a couple keystrokes, loving family and friends, the joy of music, being able to feed myself, having running water. The world is rich, and it’s time to stop, look, and be grateful for it all.

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