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The AP (http://tinyurl.com/benefits-of-graditude 11/25) says, “Academics have long theorized that expressions of thanks promote health and happiness and give optimism and energy to the downtrodden. Now, “research indicates being thankful might help people actually feel better.” A recent study published in the Current Directions in Psychological Science┬áhypothesizes that gratitude “builds social support, which…is tied to both physical and psychological wellbeing.” Meanwhile, “Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California-Davis, said those who offer gratitude are less envious and resentful,” and may “sleep longer, exercise more, and report a drop in blood pressure.”

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