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celebrating the power of gratitude

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This week, the Children’s Trust is celebrating the power of gratitude with some lovely reminders.

the miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see

Gratitude is a practice, an attitude, and a recognition that the lens you are looking through colors what you see. The good news is that you can easily swap out that lens for a new one!

This is a particularly important reminder for parents who may be struggling with all of the responsibilities and difficulties that come with the job.

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.

It is hard to feel grateful when you’re averaging four hours of sleep a night and your little one just DOES NOT SEEM TO GET IT. It is hard to practice gratitude when you can’t make ends meet and you’re worried about how you are going to get through a tough spell. But no matter the circumstances, you can flip the switch inside your head and choose to see the few things that you are indeed quite grateful for. Your little gremlin might be piercing your brain with his screams, but what would you do without him?

gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joys, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings

So take it upon yourself, especially in those moments where it’s the last thing you want to do, to try on that gratitude lens and see how things just might look a little bit brighter.

Studies have shown that jotting down some things that you’re grateful for every day will actually lead to greater health and well-being.

So now that we have your attention, click here to share what you’re thankful for this week. We promise it will feel good!

give thanks, the rest is just gravy!

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