148: A Gratitude Journey

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Today it’s a great honor to have A.J. Jacobs on the podcast. Jacobs is the author of Thanks a Thousand, It’s All Relative, Drop Dead Healthy, and the New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and My Life as an Experiment. He is a contributor to NPR, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife and kids. Get a handwritten thank you card at ajjacobs.com/thanks.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is Project Gratitude?
  • How A.J. went from grumpy to grateful
  • Why A.J. chose coffee as his main source of gratitude
  • The importance of savoring coffee (and everything else in life that matters)
  • Why we should be grateful for the barrister
  • The enemy of gratitude
  • The importance of the “zarf”
  • Where gratitude emerges, according to gratitude expert Bob Emmons
  • They importance of reframing your life
  • Some strategies to increase gratitude in daily life

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