Our capacity to practice gratitude in the midst of challenges may be the key to resilience and happiness in life. In fact, scientific evidence shows many positive effects of practicing gratitude. Celebrating gratitude as a practice powerfully contributes to the greater resiliency our SHINE graduates experience as they navigate the unique challenges they face.
Growth takes time… and like the cycles of life in nature, it takes patience to actualize the visions we have for our lives. My reunion with this woman was a wonderful reminder of the importance of taking one step at a time, being present in the journey, and celebrating with gratitude.
As the days grow shorter and darkness envelops more of our days, I am learning once again that our resistance to embracing even the most wonderful of opportunities is part of being human. My two sons helped me see my own resistance recently, and I’m on way to the other side of the world!