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From the July 28, 2003 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Gratitude shown to increase well-being " A GROUNDBREAKING SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS at the University of California, Davis, suggests that counting your blessings leads to improved physical and mental functioning. 'When people consciously practice grateful living, their happiness will go up, and their ability to withstand negative events will improve as does their immunity to anger, envy, resentment, and depression,' said psychologist Robert Emmons, who for nearly 20 years has been studying what makes people happy.