Gratitude as an Antidote

December 17, 2018


The reality of attempting to feel grateful for anything when things are so chaotic in your life is EXACTLY why you need to push yourself to rise to the occasion. Throughout our day, there are often seemingly mundane moments (sunlight streaming in, the smell of coffee, your kiddo's laugh, a feel-good news story to name a few). What would you add to that list? Hopefully you have a handful of big things you are thankful for as well (a support system of friends/family, a roof over your head, food on the table, gas in your car, a job/career . . .). Don't let this moment pass you by without jotting these things down.


Of all the human emotions, gratitude can be one of the most powerful. Gratitude creates hope and hope more often than not promotes joy; it is in joy, not fear, that most find strength.


While in the throes of a divorce, or shortly following one, emotions ebb and flow like the ocean's tide. No matter the situation you may find yourself in, you do have control on where you concentrate your focus. If your focus is steeped in fear, grief and anger, the outcome will be more of the same. If you choose to keep your heart open, and fill it with an attitude of gratitude, even in the midst of adversity, you will find yourself steadier, more balanced and with strength to forge ahead as your life presents itself.


Keep a daily journal and spend five minutes jotting down your blessings. Then reread them when you are having a particularly difficult day.


If you find that your emotions are getting the best of you, finding your sense of gratitude eludes you, and/or sorting through the divorce mayhem is leaving you just plain overwhelmed, reach out to us. The Women's Financial Wellness Center was created for women just like you.


"You will find more happiness when you become aware of what is positive and good in your life right now." - Sherri Frost 


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