If ever there’s been a year when we need to pause and be thankful, it’s 2020.
We all know 2020 has not been what we expected it to be. But that doesn’t mean it’s without good moments, victories, and things we can be thankful for.
We are all in need of healing from this traumatic year.
If you’re struggling to find thing to be thankful or ways to cultivate joy in this hard season, this is the episode for you!
It’s a lot of practical steps of places to start when you’re not sure how to be thankful, a list of ideas of what might work, and other things you can try for the days when you’re just not feeling it.
How can we thrive once again? Try opening your heart back up to being unselfish and doing random acts of kindness. Choose compassion and forgiveness when you feel inflamed. Choose to celebrate, once again, another person for the whole of their goodness rather than focus on their differences from you. Choose civility and love instead of hostility and hate. With focused energy on your conscious choices, you will make our path to healing a smoother one.” – Jim at StorytellERdoc
Don’t try to shame yourself into being thankful. Not worth it.
Instead see if you can find a little bit of kindness you experienced or witnessed today.
Take a minute to be curious and learn something new.
Create. Play. Move your body. Laugh.
Build a list of resources that help you smile.
“Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience—ensuring we’ll have reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen.” – Brene Brown
There’s power in little things. Every little moment helps.
We are in this together.
The only way we’re going to move forward is together. The only way we’re going to move forward is one step at a time.
What’s one step towards emotional healing that you can take today?