There’s a study that can measure your happiness. First, you take a short quiz to see how happy you are. Then, you’re asked to write a letter to someone who was really influential to your life. Next, you’re asked to call them and read the letter to them. After you call that person, you take the same test (worded differently with the questions in a different order).
What they learned: Happiness levels rose for those who read their letter aloud to that special person in their lives.
Here’s the video of the experiment:
Those who conducted the experiment say that “gratitude and appreciation actually change the heart and brain waves in your body to become more coherent.”
It’s awesome because:
“This technique has been shown to not only reduce stress in individuals, but activate a very special heart-brain connection which transforms jagged brain waves into smooth, calm waves of coherence. When we are in coherence we are less stressed, less anxious and more happy.”
Those who conducted the experiment reference Almine. She is a world renowned mystic, teacher and author. They say that “by being in gratitude, the body and ones consciousness is elevated to new heights and able to experience a more elevated state of being.”
Basically the more you show gratitude the more you are willing to connect to others because you are happy and open. Sounds good to me, just sayin’.
“Almine suggests that gratitude helps us to heal injuries and trauma we may have endured which also helps others who have endured such experiences since we are all interconnected. She speaks about the blessing of utilizing gratitude as something with which to propel one’s consciousness forward into new heights. She even suggests that gratitude for things such as rape, loss of a loved one and seeming tragedy can help turn life around to a new perspective of health and enlightenment. Reacting in the attitude of gratitude can change ones reality tremendously, so as to experience the positive rather than perpetuate sorrow and regret.”
So, take a moment to write that special person a letter and if possible.. call them and read it to them.
You’ll make their day, and yours!