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There are a million and one things to bog us down throughout our day. As Christians, if we aren’t deliberate about

meditating on positive things, we’ll be down in the dumps for sure!

Here are 5 ways to feel instantly happier.

First shared by TODAY host, Hoda Kotb, who got the idea from watching a TED Talk, here’s what you need to do for 21

days to make being happy a habit.

1. Write a grateful list.

No more complaining. Every day, write down three things for which you’re grateful and be sure to go beyond the

obvious things like “life,” “health,” and “strength.”

Your grateful list needs to be about small, specific things. Here’s an example: “I’m grateful that I got to talk to my

sister on the phone for 5 minutes today and learn that she’s doing okay after her knee surgery.

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