- “Thank you for the life of my sister and what she did give me”
Deep grief becomes a celebration of life and love after the dreadful loss of a beloved sister.
Waking from a second surgery becomes a celebration of life and possibility.
- “Thank you! I’m awake and I survived surgery!”
- “Thank you for my ability to begin again, everyday”
A new day brings new opportunity after feeling helpless and hopeless for years on end.
How Do You Practice Gratitude?
- Capture 5 things you are grateful for everyday for 1 month. Decide whether you want to write them in a journal or record them on a device.
- Every night before bed, write down/record 5 things you were grateful for during your day.
- Be specific: e.g. the cup of tea a co-worker offered to make you and not a generality such as fact that you love your family.
- Nothing is too small and nothing is too big: e.g. a cup of tea, a warm breeze, the good mood of your boss, what your Mother did that expressed her love for you today.
- Review how you feel after 1 month- better? Most people need to do this practice for significant periods of time