Tools for finding hope along the journey: GratitudeThere is something that feels so wrong about being asked to find something to be grateful for when we are grieving. Every fiber of our being wants to scream that there is nothing to be thankful for today or ever. Our lives have been shattered by death…what gratitude could there be? The truth is today and every day there are things to be grateful …for and when we can begin to recognize them it helps us heal. It might be the years we had together, our family and friends, a memory shared, a hug or a smile. Recognizing gratitude will not take away the pain of missing them but it can remind us that there is still good in the world. What are you thankful for today?

Source: Gratitude

About Sue Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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