Today: encouragement to recognize and express gratitude for your strength.

Practicing gratitude has been connected to better psychological, physical and social well-being. For survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences, shame and fear often overshadow gratitude. Yet, practicing gratitude can help to unburden ACE survivors of the gritty negative residue of negative childhood challenges.

My simple gratitude practice is saying or writing 3 things for which I am grateful each day. On particularly tough days it’s difficult. I can attest, however, that when I connect with gratitude, my heart opens and distress lessens.

  • What are you grateful for today?
  • How can you demonstrate gratitude for your own strength?

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