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Did you know? Research shows that people who regularly practice gratitude experience more positive emotions feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Give it a try! What are you grateful for and why?

Lewis Honors College Gratitude Activity

Bourbon County Gratitude Activity

Panhellenic Gratitude Activity

UK Curiosity Fair Gratitude Activity

Wellapalooza Gratitude Activity


Lyubomirsky, S., Dickerhoof, R., Boehm, J. K., & Sheldon, K. M. (2011). Becoming happier takes both a will and a proper way: an experimental longitudinal intervention to boost well-being. Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 11(2), 391–402. 

Lyubomirsky, S., & Layous, K. (2013). How do simple positive activities increase well-being? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(1), 57–62.

Ma, L. K., Tunney, R. J., & Ferguson, E. (2017). Does gratitude enhance prosociality?: A meta-analytic review. Psychological bulletin, 143(6), 601–635.

Schache, K., Consedine, N., Hofman, P., & Serlachius, A. (2019). Gratitude – more than just a platitude? The science behind gratitude and health. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24(1), 1–9.

Stellar, J. E., Gordon, A. M., Piff, P. K., Cordaro, D., Anderson, C. L., Bai, Y., Maruskin, L. A., & Keltner, D. (2017). Self-transcendent emotions and their social functions: Compassion, gratitude, and awe bind us to others through prosociality. Emotion Review, 9(3), 200–207.

RECHARGE with POWER Gratitude Activity