Remembering Life Before COVID-19
DAILY GRATITUDE PRACTICED:
Gratitude is a positive emotional state in which one recognizes and appreciates what one has received in life. Research shows that taking time to experience gratitude can make you happier and even healthier.
Our new reality has created a life that begs for more than gratitude. However, it is now more than ever when one should consider being grateful. Not for the things we lack; such as gatherings and festivities of our past, but for the things we still have, like family, our health and jobs, etc. We must practice gratitude for all the things we hold dear that we continue to enjoy. Saying we are grateful is not enough; we need to act it out:
Smile in spite of our circumstances.
Take time out of our ever-busy schedules and reaching out to others who have lost so much.
Tell others about how grateful we are, not in a boastful way, but just simply being thankful for all we have.
Practicing gratitude helps us grow in happiness and more than that; studies show grateful people are healthier.
Listen and view the Gratitude Film by Louie Schwartzberg and showcased by Everyone Matters.
Make a list of all the things you are grateful for and pin that list on your refrigerator, your bathroom mirror or even your social media platforms or our Facebook page with the hashtags #thescienceofhappiness, #gratitudepractice.
If you would like to share some things you’re grateful for, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.