>Every November I take on a gratitude challenge to help me practice being thankful in a deeper way. In one blog post I explored the three challenges that hold us back from living a more grateful life. Many of the comments that article generated explained how some people were unconvinced that we should live gratefully or happy every single day anyway. What fascinates me, after all the research I've done about creating happiness, is how similar the reasoning and excuses for avoiding either of them are. That led me come up with the more common myths that exist for happiness -- and observe how those same myths apply to living thankfully 365.
Here are five myths that both happiness and a thankful life share: