Fostering Spiritual Resiliency Through Gratitude

Fostering Spiritual Resiliency Through Gratitude

Fostering Spiritual Resiliency Through Gratitude
By Pine Rest Chaplain Jim Holwerda "Thank you" is a statement that is so ordinary that the words are often dismissed as a routine courtesy rather than true expression of gratitude. For Meister Eckhart (14th Century Christian Monk), "thank you"...

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Gratefulness is an emotion – it is not something we can force our children to experience. While we can’t make a child appreciate something, we can encourage them to say “thank you” and provide teachable moments about being appreciative and…

Tips for Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers

Tips for Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers
'Tis the season of giving! While it's fun to think about the gifts we want to give our kids, it's important to also teach them how to be good givers themselves. Involving your kids in gifting is a great way...

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people experiencing difficult life circumstances…

How to Practice Gratitude and Increase Your Happiness

How to Practice Gratitude and Increase Your Happiness
Perhaps you’ve heard that being more grateful can help you have a more positive mood. In fact, recent research has shown that grateful people tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Being grateful helps us deal with stress and...

Finding Happiness Through Gratitude

Finding Happiness Through Gratitude
“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’” –The Dalai Lama...

Gratitude: Finding Three Good Things Each Day

Gratitude: Finding Three Good Things Each Day

When was the last time you actively looked for and reflected upon the positives in your life? Taking the time to recognize these positives encourages us, lifts our spirits and empowers us, especially when we share them with others. Below…