A few weeks ago, I participated in a seminar on resilience where the facilitator suggested that in order to identify what we are grateful for, we must understand what we are fearful of. The idea is that gratitude is what creates resilience. The activity was to identify your fears and then reverse them by converting them into gratitude. Here’s a partial list of my own to give you the idea:
- I am going to run out of money and lose everything.
Converted: I am blessed and grateful for adequate financial resources.
- I’ll die before I complete my legacy.
Converted: I am blessed with colleagues who will assist me in completing my legacy.
- My grandchildren will catch the virus and die.
Converted: I am blessed and grateful for healthy grandchildren who are sheltering in place.
Remember we are all in this together.