When we think of gratitude, we often think of it as being a gift we give to others. Compliments, appreciation, and words of affirmation from others have the power to impact and even change the course of our day for the better. During the holiday season, thankfulness is at the core of our celebrations.
Money can buy impressive possessions; yet sometimes it seems the most valuable “gift” is when someone chooses to give us their time and attention. In a world that distracts endlessly, how often do we slow down to really look into someone’s eyes and give them our undivided attention?
How do you define suffering? Everyone’s measuring stick is different. Chances are you know several people who are currently experiencing suffering. Know that if you are suffering you are not alone. Counseling is a safe place to share your distress and to find ways to see hope through the experiences of suffering.
Worry and anxiety in children can sometimes be bigger and scarier than adults realize. Think back to your childhood to perhaps a thought or fear you had that caused you great concern or worry. Anxiety is a negative emotion that involves feeling nervous, afraid, scared and worried.