Gratitude and Health

As a manager, it’s my job not only to make sure my staff get paid on time, but to ensure our cohesiveness as a team and motivation to keep being awesome employees. As a friend, it’s easy to think that those around me know how much I appreciate them…and maybe they do, but what’s the harm in saying so? In fact, studies show it’ll make me healthier.

Two images. On left, a box of multicolored generic thank you cards. On right, three OSU themed cards.

According to Robert Emmons, Ph.D., professor of psychology at UC Davis and author of Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happierthose who practice grateful thinking “reap emotional, physical and interpersonal benefits.”

My tip: Next time you’re out, comeback with a pack of thank you cards. It’s one of the best investments you can make for your health (and that of those around you), and it’s practically free. The multicolored pack of 50 cards pictured above cost me less than $10 at Target. Contact Uniprint to get custom designed OSU thank you cards or make your own with OSU logos and graphics you can download for free. Good vibes all around!

Also see: Say it with Words; Say it with Cookies!