BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS
World Gratitude Day commences on September 21, so as part of the 30 Days of Capturing Gratitude initiative, MosPress will be posting to Instagram daily photos of gratitude and hosting a competition: the best #capturingMYgratitude Instagram post within the 30 days will receive a gift voucher worth $50!
The aim of Capturing Gratitude – and consequently our aim with this competition – is to increase worldwide happiness through appreciation. As documented in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Emmons and McCullough found that people who kept gratitude journals reported more happiness, optimism, satisfaction and joy, with better quality sleep.
Clinical psychologist Lauren Tober best sums this up: “The way I see it, gratitude is a path into the realisation that happiness is in our true nature”. We want to help you remember to be grateful for the little things that make life that much better on a daily basis.
Get Involved & Win!
To get involved – and hopefully win the prize! – post to Instagram a photo of something you’re grateful for with the hash tag #capturingMYgratitude and, if you want to, a little description of why you are grateful. It can be anything, like a cup of tea, running water, a pet, the weather, lunch with friends, a new TV episode or a study guide. At the end of the 30 Days of Capturing Gratitude, we will pick a winner; but until then you can see daily posts from MosPress of things that we are grateful for in our lives, starting September 21st!
Check out this Capturing Gratitude Video too see what it’s all about!