One thing I know for sure is that beginning each day with an attitude of gratitude can jump start me onto a high road. Everything seems easier. Saying why I am grateful and saying the words out loud gives me an energy boost and a megadose of health and wealth. It makes me feel good. And, how I feel about myself has a precessional effect on others like dropping a stone into smooth water and watching the ripples spread out. 10 or 15 gratitude minutes each morning can change a life (and others, precessionally) for the better.