Thankful Thursdays are about gratitude and being thankful for what you already have in your life.
Our happiness influences the people we know and the people they know. It can create ripples of happiness to our contacts way beyond our immediate network. Research shows that the happiness of a close contact increases the chance of being happy by 15%. The happiness of a 2nd-degree contact (e.g. friend’s spouse) by 10% and the happiness of a 3rd-degree contact (e.g. friend of a friend of a friend) by 6%. Think of it as the Linkedin effect of happiness or the start of the Kevin Bacon 6 degrees of separation (search it, it’s a thing….).
Consider reaching out to someone today and sharing something that is going well in your life and how thankful you are to this person in your life to share it with. The flow on effects make the world a better place to be.