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Wisdom of sharing gratitude

This was sent to me by a friend, and comes from the website DailyGood.org.  I truly believe in the power of sharing gratitude and being grateful, and now it is linked to our health.

“The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have. –Leonard Nimoy

Fact of the Day:
A recent Harvard Business School study found that giving a sum of money to someone else lifted well-being than spending it on oneself. Preventative medicine professor Stephen Post writes that giving to others has been shown to increase health benefits in people with chronic illness. Neuroeconomics researcher Paul Zak found that people who share and experience gratitude release oxytocin, a hormone known to relieve stress and improve immune function. The research is piling up- sharing is good for happiness and health. Why? It builds trust, releases health-boosting hormones, increases positive social interaction with others, and promotes cooperation, and much more.” [ more ]

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