Gratitude is a wonderful antidote to depression. It lifts you out of your small self and gives you an expanded view.
A simple exercise:
Think of one nice thing that happened today that you can be thankful for…. notice how you feel as you dwell on it.
Now, think of an unpleasant thing that made you sad or angry or upset or fearful…. notice how you feel as you dwell on it.
Which one made you smile?
Which one made you feel uplifted?
Which one made you feel heavy?
Which one made you feel light?
So the more times you find something to be grateful / thankful for, the more times you feel good. The more times you feel good, the more of that joy you spread to others.
Watch out… it could be contagious….
It’s that simple!
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand.
Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives
and into the lives of all those around you.