It’s one of the buzz words of our time. If you’re struggling and feeling down, it’s often difficult to feel grateful. In fact the very word could become irritating just, like being told to be positive.
The inherent idea within the philosophy of gratitude is to pay attention to those small things which bring you comfort. The softness of a wooly jumper, a bright morning, the smell of clean laundry. If we can bring our minds back to small details like that, we are refocusing on what is right with life. Slowly we build the strength to deal with the challenges that bring us down. This is the healing power of gratitude.