I’ve posted a lot about the value of encouraging students to be positive, and for us to do the same. You can find a collection of those posts, which include specific strategies I use, in My Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class and in The Best Resources On “Gratitude”, and I write even more specifically about it in my upcoming book.
Today, Scientific American published an article reviewing the research that shows the benefits — to those talking and to those listening — of people sharing their positive experiences. Check it out at Share your Good News, and You will be Better Off.
The research in the article isn’t anything new to this blog’s readers — you can find all of it in my previous posts on the topic. But it is useful to have it all in one article. I did, though, especially like how it ended with an Albert Schweitzer quote:
“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.”