It's a weird guideline, but starting your weekend of gratitude with the simple question of "what would I not trade for a million bucks" can spark some intriguing conversations - and some welcome moments of appreciation for what we have in our lives.
Our pain, rough days, hard choices, un-deserved misfortune, are the glue that binds us all together. They're inevitable and expected. But our ability to experience gratitude--for our loved ones, the parts of us that still work, any moment we feel joy, happiness or peace, is what sets us apart. Our gratitude is what sustains us, nurtures us, and enables us to keep moving, even on the hardest of days.
Who am I?
Debbie Granick is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Therapist in Raleigh providing both counseling and medication to reduce anxiety and depression and improve mental health. She is available to speak about wellness to groups of all sizes.