Inspiring Words

Here I am sharing some thoughts from my experiences in my clinical and forensic practice, as well as through my role as a mother of three children, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend.

Gratitude Tip – Appreciate Your Life Where It Is

So often when we are working toward a goal, we become frustrated with how far we have to go.  When we are constantly future focused, we can easily lose the opportunity to appreciate the here and now.

Think about today and what you can appreciate about your life right now.  You can also reflect upon where you are now in relation to how far you have come.  And if you are in the midst of a life difficulty or crisis, what is one simple thing that you can appreciate? It is during these times that practicing gratitude can feel difficult or even impossible, but the beauty is that it is when practicing gratitude is the most powerful!

During these times, we have to keep it super-simple.  When we are able to find one simple thing, it does not make the problem go away, but it does help us to feel better.

When I was growing (not “going”) through the most difficult time in my life, I found the healing power of gratitude in a simple cup of hazelnut coffee. A simple, predictable, comforting cup of hazelnut coffee when life was so heavy and unpredictable.

Gratitude heals.

What can you appreciate about your life today, right now?

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