In a time of uncertainty and crisis, it is easy to forget to feel gratitude. How many of us have had anywhere from a lapse in positivity to a full-blown meltdown recently? Be honest! I admit to having moments when I was not at my best. When things seem to be outside of our control, we each react differently. Some look for solutions. Some ignore the problem and try to proceed as usual. And others need to place blame. Sometimes, we just don’t have the luxury of controlling a situation and must leave finding solutions to experts. We cannot just ignore this situation because, in reality, our world has changed. Who should we blame? Placing blame accomplishes nothing and is unhealthy. So where does that leave us? We adapt. We follow advice. We get creative. We share. We prepare for the aftermath. And most importantly, we remember to be thankful for the wonderful things in our lives. For me, that’s a loving husband and family, a comfortable home where I can shelter, friends to stay in touch with, associates whom I can see via video/phone, just to name a few.
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, one of my favorites, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”