Gratitude

Gratitude: a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.  Many people have asked our family how we were able to get through the darkest times while my wife was enduring her fight with breast cancer and my son was simultaneously battling a brain tumor.  My answer was quite simply, “faith and gratitude”.  Our faith that we were being loved and led helped us through some very difficult days.  Continuing to focus on what we were grateful for in our lives was so important also.  From the big things like the unbelievable showing of love and support that we have received from our family and friends, to the little things like an amazing sunset, a child’s smile or a walk on the beach.  Maintaining a sense of gratitude keeps you grounded and connected when faced with adversity.  Waking up and spending just 10-20 minutes contemplating what you are grateful for having and what is on it’s way will make an amazing difference in your life, especially when trying to regain your health.  Here’s a great description of how to practice this:

I love the message that this video conveys about gratitude:

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