The Happiest You

Kira Schlegel is studying MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at UEL. She blogs about psychology for Your Universe.

“Dear Lovely,

Having you by my side gives my life so much happiness. I have never met a person who is more inspiring than you are, and only talking to you gives me so much energy.

Thank you for being part of my life.”

Who would not be happy reading these words from a loved one? Right – nobody.

Gratitude is such an important game changer in life (read more about it here), yet it is not sufficiently utilised. It enables us to increase our satisfaction with life and, at the same time, allows us to improve our relationships by making someone else happy. How beautiful is that? :) 

How often in life do we not appropriately value how much good others do for us? How often do we keep ‘thank yous’ to ourselves instead of expressing them to someone who has supported us? The answer is: too often. Expressing gratitude is one of the easiest ways to strengthen our bond to loved ones and it does not even cost a thing. Research shows that we gain so much from it, such as better health, improved wellbeing and enhanced gratitude.

So, don’t hesitate, grab pen and paper, and write a letter to someone special expressing how grateful you are to have them in your life. If you want to get the most out of this intervention, try to deliver the letter in person. Create magic! :)

Sending you lots of love ♥

Kira

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