The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

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Showing Gratitude Can Truly Make You Happier...

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Everyone wishes they knew the true secret to happiness and now a new survey suggests it’s pretty simple – just showing gratitude.

A new survey finds:

  • 65% of folks who describe themselves as “very happy” on a daily basis are more likely to say they “always” show gratitude.
  • A third of people say they “always” express their gratitude.
  • 62% of those people describe themselves as “very satisfied” with their lives.
  • Most people say they express gratitude to others about six times a month.
  • They also say they get the same amount back from others. 
  • When it comes to expressing thanks, 64% of people say there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” to do it.
  • The most common non-verbal way of responding to a kind gesture is smiling (44%).
  • The most common verbal way is simply saying “you’re welcome” (51%).
  • 25% say they tend to reply “it’s nothing,” although 32% consider it “rude.”
  • And believe it or not, 12% actually reply with nothing at all.
  • And for the most you really should be doing something, with 69% of people saying it’s rude to not thank someone if they do something kind to you. 

What are YOU grateful for? 877-981-0981.

Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...

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