We all want to be happy and yet it appears so elusive even to the best of us.
Even though it appears that happiness is elusive, a recent insight has revealed how easy it is to achieve.
Happiness lies in simple acts, like counting ones blessings and being grateful for them. It is also in the expression of gratitude that people can find happiness.
A recent study conducted in the US found that gratitude is one of the most important factors that contribute to total happiness. According to researchers, happiness is defined as experiencing a positive emotion, engagement with family, friends, work and having a sense of purpose in life. Ultimately, happy people find life meaningful.
The study also found that talking to people or expressing gratitude saw happiness increase between 4 and 19 percent.
The key to happiness is not to chase big things but finding it in the simple acts of life like expressing gratitude.