1. It’s Great For Your Mental Health
A 2017 study of 300 people (mostly college students) by the University of California, Berkeley found that people who exhibit gratitude are less likely to get stressed or depressed. Gratitude is a positive emotion that pretty much kicks the toxic emotions to the curb.

One of the assignments for one of the three groups in the study was to write letters of gratitude, and even though the letters were never sent, the study’s participants were happier for just having written them. The study’s takeaway was that gratitude increases mental health exponentially, going so far as to making people not just happy, but happier. Yes! Gratitude will make you happy!