Rosie’s Wonders connection cards create a new chapter for greeting cards! Rather than just convey a common sentiment, they are specifically designed to cultivate connection. Science proves written connection reduces doctor visits and increases happiness.
Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, asked 411 people to write and personally deliver a letter of gratitude to someone who had never been properly thanked for his or her kindness, participants immediately exhibited a huge increase in happiness scores. This impact was greater than that from any other intervention, with benefits lasting for a month. Two psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis, and Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami, demonstrated in one study writing a few sentences each week, focusing on how grateful one is for events of the past week exercised more and had fewer visits to physicians than those who focused on sources of aggravation.