Gratitude Lab for Faith-Based Groups
The strength of a community is in how we take care of one another—and there might be no truer expression of gratitude than caring for others with generosity and, ultimately, love. We offer gratitude exercises for people of faith to share with their communities and congregations. We know how unique each collective can be, and how personal faith is for you, so we invite you to adapt the Gratitude Challenge below to fit the needs of your community.
We have partnered with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center to provide you with these scientific facts. Click on an item below to expand and reveal more.
Studies has found that grateful people experience more optimism, joy, enthusiasm, and other positive emotions, and they have a deeper appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. In fact, gratitude can be a powerful antidote to the materialistic yearnings that can get in the way of happiness: Studies find that materialistic people are less happy because they feel less grateful for what they have, always striving for the next shiny object to bring them happiness. True happiness, however, lies in appreciating what you have.