30 Steps Toward Healing – Step 17: Gratitude

30 Steps Toward Healing - Step 17: Gratitude

“Everytime you express gratitude or compassion for any aspect of yourself or someone else you breathe life in”  Mariah Fenton Gladis

Take the time today to acknowledge three things you are grateful for.  Repeat this exercise each night before you go to sleep.

traumatic experience, being grateful for a friend  that has supported us, a nurse that cared for us and even being thankful that we had the opportunity to create the life we lost.

Expressing gratitude is a rewarding habit that affirms the grace of the giver. Gratitude opens our hearts, encourages us to savor each gift that comes our way, and lets us celebrate what we have had rather than what we lost.

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation. It is a mindful acknowledgment of all that we have been given. When we focus on the abundance in our lives, we discover a greater capacity for generosity, cheerfulness, and contentment.

Gratitude may seem out of place when we have just experienced loss and it would be reasonable to think that we have nothing to be grateful for but in every situation there are people and experiences that we can show gratitude for.

Even the tiniest glimmer of gratitude can be found in a traumatic experience, being grateful for a friend  that has supported us, a nurse that cared for us and even being thankful that we had the opportunity to create the life we lost.

Expressing gratitude is a rewarding habit that affirms the grace of the giver. Gratitude opens our hearts, encourages us to savor each gift that comes our way, and lets us celebrate what we have had rather than what we lost.

Action: Take the time today to acknowledge three things you are grateful for.  Repeat this exercise each night before you go to sleep.