What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? That's the question I asked listeners in Grand Junction, Colorado. Here's what you had to say.

It's a thought-provoking question, isn't it? For some, though, the answer was obvious.

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The Many Benefits of Gratitude

Isn't it awesome when somebody does something nice for you? Doesn't it make you feel awesome? Did you know there are benefits when it comes to feeling gratitude?

According to Healthline, seven scientifically proven benefits of gratitude include:

  • Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
  • Gratitude improves physical health.
  • Gratitude improves psychological health.
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
  • Grateful people sleep better.
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem.
  • Gratitude increases mental strength.

Healthline adds that a 2020 study showed that regularly practicing gratitude can help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Who couldn't use a break from anxiety? These are stressful times.

The Other Side of the Coin

How about those who offer this generosity without any expectation of reward? According to the Oxford Dictionary:



Concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own.

According to Antimaximalist.com, researchers in Switzerland found that those who are more generous were happier. That's pretty awesome.

Conclusive Proof That Colorado Residents Are Awesome

Check out the content in the responses. Only a couple involve money, and in those cases, the money was needed for essential matters. Many of the generous acts were done anonymously.

Some of the responses below involve lifetime commitments. One involves service to the United States military. Then again, some involve basic neighborly kindness.

Generous Things We Do For One Anther In Colorado

I asked the question on Facebook, "What's the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?" Here's what listeners in Grand Junction, Colorado had to say.

Grand Junction Colorado Residents of the 1940s and 50s Simply Enjoying Their Lives

Enjoy this short gallery of Robert Grant photos showcasing Grand Junction residents simply enjoying their lives. These photos were selected out a batch of damaged prints and negatives. After putting these on the shelf for a few years, I felt it was time for them to see the light of day. All images are from Grand Junction, Colorado, of the 1940s and 1950s.

Grand Junction Colorado People Consider These to be the Best Things About Their Lives Right Now

We asked Grand Junction, Colorado residents to fill in this bank: "My favorite thing about my life right now is________" Here's what you had to say.

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