Boost Your Happiness: 3 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Danijela Jokic Vaislay
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“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward

Living in India for more than two years now has been an eye-opening experience for me. I’ve realized how I used to take so many things for granted. While growing up and living in my home country (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in Europe, I lacked gratitude for all the blessings that surrounded me.

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