Saying thank you can bring a range of positive psychological and physiological benefits

We’d all like to have a little – or a lot more happiness in our lives. It’s hard, though, to figure out what can make us happy. And the first things you might think of, such as more money, a new car, or better relationships, aren’t always easy to get.

But according to an ever growing body of research there’s an incredibly simple and powerful way to to become happier now, and in the long term expressing gratitude.

Drawing on these findings, Soul Pancake devised an entertaining and tear-jerking experiment to see whether gratitude increases happiness. Watch the video to see what they did – and make sure you have some tissues at the ready…