Gratitude and sweating the small stuff

I started intentionally expressing gratitude about 18 months ago. I had read quite a bit about coping with stress and increasing happiness and people say that expressing gratitude is good for you in a number of ways (including decreasing stress, increasing happiness and generally improving well-being*). I thought the idea of expressing gratitude fit in nicely with my journey towards self-compassion and the things I've written about so far in this blog (e.g., acceptance, noticing, etc.). But, I'm a bit of a sceptic, so, honestly, I'd have to admit that I started this practice with a bit of blind faith that it might work - and it certainly couldn't hurt. And, until relatively recently, I'm n

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