This fun, heart warming little social experiment shows what happens when a half dozen individuals write out and then actually thank the important people in their lives. The researcher has each participant write out a letter and then, once they’re finished, tells each to now call the person. They then measure the reported happiness of participants before and after.
- What is something you’re grateful for? Who would you probably write your letter to?
- Why do you think showing gratitude improves how we feel?
- What would happen to our mood if we regularly told people how grateful we were? What about to our relationships?
Keywords: happiness, positive psychology, gratitude, flourishing, life skills, social experiment, thankful, relationships