Happy Friday: Happy Mother's Day

[G]ratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power”
— Harvard Medical School

💐  Research shows that displaying gratitude improves the relationship for both the giver and the receiver. 

💐  A study on gift giving revealed that when an individual feels grateful for something that someone did for them, they are more likely to build a relationship with that person.

💐   A study discovered that verbally  expressing your gratitude, rather than just thinking it, builds "communal strength" in the relationship. 

💐   When an individual is responsive to an expression of gratitude by giving a sincere 'Thank you', the person giving gratitude is more likely to rate and see their relationship as being of higher quality. 


Sources:

Hopper, E. (2015, April 1). How Gratitude Helps Us Build Better Relationships. Retrieved May 11, 2017, from https://healthypsych.com/how-gratitude-helps-us-build-better-relationships/

Publications, H. H. (2011, November). In Praise of Gratitude. Retrieved May 11, 2017, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/in-praise-of-gratitude