Gratitude is the key to happiness.

I absolutely believe that gratitude is the key to happiness. Saying thank you keeps you humble and it keeps you from taking all the wonderful things in your life for granted.

Gratitude is not about complacency. It’s not about saying, “Thankfully I have this shitty job.” Real gratitude acknowledges the good in everything, but it doesn’t offer the good as an excuse to endure the bad that can be changed. Thankfully, we all have the power to change situations we don’t like, and in the meantime, a pinch of gratitude every day goes a long, long way to keeping you happy and sane.

Today is the day to take more than a pinch. The harvest is in, we rest from the work of the summer and pause before heading indoors. Thank God we made it through another year. Please help us survive another one.

There is so much I feel enormous gratitude for. The opportunity to come to London is definitely one of them. It has been a really hard ten months, but I have learned more about myself, happiness, and what I really want from life in those few months than I have in a long time. I’ve also reconnected with my creativity and the adventurer in me.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me this year! I would have a lot less to feel grateful about without the lovely people in my life.


hand turkey

I made this HandTurkey at work (yes, I am thankful for my awesome job).


4 thoughts on “Gratitude is the key to happiness.

  1. Remember the famous quote from John F. Kennedy:
    “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
    Sometimes we choose a path because we know it will be hard,
    but we will grow from that experience – as you have done.

    And remember that the mirror of thanks is appreciation, so every time you thank somebody you are telling them that you appreciate them and what they have done. Appreciation is recognition. Appreciation and thanks are the lubricants of our working and social lives.



  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Susannah! Thank you for being an awesome colleague, awesome blogger, and awesome Turkey designer (obviously)!!! 🙂 Glad I got to hang out with you this week!

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