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[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

πŸ’  Research shows that displaying gratitude improves the relationship for both the giver and the receiver. 

πŸ’  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.

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

πŸ’   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. 


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