Gratitude – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
During a difficult time, gratitude is more important than ever. Research shows that gratitude can help us cope with traumatic events, regulate our negative emotions, improve our well-being and even boost our immune systems!
And the best thing gratitude can do, is have a domino effect on our friends and family.
Although times may be hard, it’s important to look for the silver lining. Hard times brings out the best in people. They reminds us why it is important to celebrate every day and share our love with family, neighbors, and friends. They reminds us of how lucky we are and how important it is to take care of ourselves, our communities, and our planet.
5 Steps to Gratitude
• Embrace challenges and turn them into opportunities to grow!
• Focus on your strengths
• Stop and smell the roses
• Cook meals with love
• Appreciate the little things