In this springtime season, we are invited to breathe in new possibilities while also recognizing and honoring the complexity that life brings.
Grief is never easy, nor is it predictable. Whether we are being present to the grief of another or walking through our own, a tender and patient response is invited. Deeply woven into the fabric of life, grief is an inevitable part of being human. If we allow it, sharing this universal emotion can invite the gifts of connection, compassion, gratitude and love.
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.