Gratitude: Why Is It So Important?


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When people are at their lowest point, sometimes something as simple as a note or small gift can make a world of difference. Major General (Ret.) James Johnson, the head of Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends gift packages to service members overseas, speaks with host Holly Dailey and co-host Maria McConville about the power of gratitude. And then social scientist Dr. Alaina Hansom joins to discuss research that proves the benefits of showing gratitude.

(In the spirit of this show… THANK YOU for listening to this episode!)

  • Hosts:
      • Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness
      • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army

  • Guests:
      • MG (Ret.) James Johnson, President and CEO, Operation Gratitude
      • Alaina Hansom, PhD, Social Fitness Scientist, (HFJ) Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (HPRC), Uniformed Services University

Opening Credits:

Narrators: Kevin Irwin, Carrie Varouhakis, LaSherryn Duncan

Script: Anthony Del Col

Sound Design: Andy Bosnak


Operation Gratitude Website:

Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (HPRC)


Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (HPRC) – #GotMySix Campaign


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