- Like any skill worth mastering, gratitude takes daily practice
- Building it into your routines and relationship can improve your health and happiness
(CNN)As wonderful as it is to devote an entire day to celebrating gratitude, Thanksgiving shouldn't be the only time we reflect on reasons to give thanks. Although one-time efforts to show gratitude produce immediate boosts in happiness and drops in depression, if not repeated the positive effects disappear over time. In fact, a growing body of research supports that daily doses of gratitude deliver marked ongoing benefits, ranging from improved mental and physical health to enhanced relationships, self-esteem and overall life satisfaction.