This time of year as we are all gathering with our friends and families, it is also a great time to reflect on all the things we are grateful for. Through expressing our gratitude we are reminded of all the blessings we have and can gain new perspective in this reflection. But did you know that there is actually scientific research to support why those feelings of gratitude actually make us feel better, too? Positive psychology researchers have found that gratitude has a strong and consistent association with greater happiness and allows people to experience more positive emotions, relish good experiences, experience greater health, handle adversity, and build stronger relationships. So we are sharing five easy ways to experience greater happiness through simple acts of gratitude.