We have embarked on a journey that no one would have hoped for but through it many of us have gained new perspectives and appreciations. Things that we often take for granted now have new meaning, including getting together to catch up with family, friends, and neighbors, waking up each morning to go to a job that helps support our family, feeling safe to walk into a grocery store to buy food and other necessities.
Gratitude expression is uniquely important to psychological well-being and linked to enhanced positive emotions, resilience, better coping skills, and an improved ability to manage stress, and an increase in happiness (Sansone & Sansone, 2010. Wood, Joseph, & Maltby, 2009)
Ways to show gratitude:
Action Step: Write down 5-10 things you are grateful for in life at the present time and pick 1 way to show gratitude toward someone else over the next couple of weeks.
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