Gratitude gives me something to live for

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Today at the group we looked at things we were grateful for.  Group members commented on how being able to log things that they are thankful for can increase their sense of wellbeing.  We acknowledge that this is not the easiest thing to do when we feel at our lowest point and as if  living under a big dark cloud. It can feel such a massive energy sapping exercise to do but can ultimately help to knocking down barriers of self-loathing which had previously included thoughts such as, “Nobody would miss me if I die”, “People would be better off without me”, “I’m a burden to everyone”.  This is why a couple of years ago the group created the ‘Happy Notice Board’ which is done near the end of the group to log good things that have occurred in the last week no matter how challenging they feel their week had been.  Things that group members were grateful for included;

  • Grandchildren
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Support worker
  • Choose Life group
  • Peers
  • Pets

It goes to show how important it is to have some things to be grateful for in life.  Having someone who believes in us can make all the difference in helping us lead a more fulfilled life.

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