At least it is according to words referencing happy and unhappy states in our Facebook status updates:

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It’s probably just an artifact of people using the word “grateful” because they’re supposed to.  Then again, maybe being reminded to be grateful really does make people happy for a day.

Source: Facebook via Flowing Data.

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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