Consider Gratitude to Help You Grieve.

Gratitude , The Tall Ships' Races, Szczecin 2007

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When you are faced with loss, it can be difficult to feel a sense of gratitude in your life, yet gratitude can lift your spirits and make you feel open to the blessings that are yet to come.

Think of all the things in your life for which you are grateful.  You are being caring to yourself when you remember the things that make your life worth living, too.

Reflect on your possibilities for joy and love each day. Honor those possibilities and have gratitude for them.  What can I do today to bring more joy into my life?

Be grateful for your physical health and your beautiful spirit. Be grateful for your family and friends.  Think about your children, neighbors, good friends and colleagues

Above all, be grateful for this very moment. When you feel gratitude, you prepare the way for more healing and peace.  You are alive, so live today!

The use of gratitude is not to deny you your overwhelming loss and the need to mourn, but to help you through the grief journey….consider if gratitude and grief can work for you.

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