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Enrich your gratitude

Two for You — take two minutes to live and lead with intention

This Two for You episode was filmed prior to COVID-19, the tragic death of George Floyd and the U.S. race solidarity protests.

Episode 4.13

“We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people experience more positive emotions, savor good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. In this episode, hone in on your gratitude skills to increase your well-being.



Note: Two for You written transcripts are generated using a combination of speech recognition software and human transcribers, and may contain errors. Please check the corresponding audio before referencing content in print.

[Denise] Hello and welcome to Two for You. By now, most of us realize how important gratitude is for our well-being, our mental health, our physical well-being. But do we really know how to enrich that gratitude to get even more benefit for ourselves and the people we are thankful for.

[Lori] Yeah, so often we just say thank you.

[Denise] Right?

[Lori] Right. You know, it's our tip this month is to say I'm grateful to __ for __, right? So I'm grateful to Lauren for putting together all these binders that are super detailed and probably not very exciting, but was really important. So, I'm grateful to you for that _ _.

[Denise] Or an example for our communities. I'm grateful for our city council for hanging in there on the issues that are tough and could possibly divide us.

[Lori] I'm grateful to my colleagues, right, for leaning in when it's hard and having some really difficult situations, difficult conversations so that we can grow and do good work together.

[Denise] So as you can see, it's not difficult to really deepen your gratitude and make it more impactful. So this month, you know what we're going to ask you to do. Use those tools of saying to __ and for __ when you share your gratitude, especially as you live and lead with intention.

Authors: Lori Rothstein and Denise Stromme, former Extension educators

Reviewed in 2020

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