These five different exercises — all from TED speakers — can help you add more thanks to your life.

Writer A.J. Jacobs was going through life feeling more grumpy than grateful. To start cultivating a thankful attitude, he decided to show some appreciation to the people behind his daily cup of coffee. Here’s what he discovered when he met his barista.

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Plus: 3 stories of gratitude and generosity from StoryCorps