Unlocking Happiness: The Power of Embracing Gratitude

How being grateful helps you live a happier and healthier life.

Biliz Maharjan
4 min readAug 31, 2023
Photo by Amadeo Valar on Unsplash

People often look for happiness in the external world. But true happiness is found on the inside.

You won’t become happier by achieving things in the outside world. Even if you do feel happy, it won’t last very long.

Have you had an experience where you wanted something badly and did everything to get it? You thought you would be happier after getting it. But once you achieved it, you didn’t really feel much joy. Your happiness lasted only for a short time.

For example, you wanted the latest iPhone. You saved money to buy it. And when you finally got it, you became happy. But a week later, it became just another phone that did almost exactly what your previous one did. Your happiness is gone.

Why be grateful?

Expressing gratitude is the best activity that helps you find happiness on the inside.

There have been numerous studies on the relationship between gratitude and happiness. According to an essay published in Harvard Medical School,

Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions…

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Biliz Maharjan

I write about self-improvement, creativity, and writing. Free writing guide—store.bilizmaharjan.com