It’s been a rough season for flu and other illnesses and if you and your family have steered clear, consider yourself lucky. In our house over the last 2 months, we’ve had colds, sinus infection, strep, flu, RSV and pneumonia that required one of our daughters to be in the hospital for 3 nights. Very scary! And this is a family that rarely gets more than a common cold.
In times like these it’s easy to let life’s circumstances derail us from not just our day-to-day to-dos and goals, but also to question our priorities and our purpose. Am I on the right track? Is this really worth it? If you’ve ever doubted yourself during a difficult time, one surefire way to get back on track is to spend time practicing gratitude every day. Even in the toughest of times, there are things to be thankful for.
For our recent experience with our daughter in the hospital, I felt so thankful to have a children’s hospital within 10 minutes of our home as I drove back and forth, wonderful doctors and nurses caring for her, friends and family that checked in constantly, our nanny who was by our side the whole time doing whatever was needed, gifts and flowers from some of the most unexpected people and extra long cuddle time with my girl that I know I’ll miss one day.
Gratitude is a foundational practice that I recommend practicing at least one time a day – Start your day writing down 5 things you’re thankful for every morning, no repeats! End your day writing down the 5 best things that happened during the day right before bed.
Give it a try and be blessed with the gift that keeps on giving.
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