My recent studies in my “health coaching” training was focused on “positive psychology.” Positive psychology is a branch of psychology hat focuses on improving the mental functioning of human beings above that of normal mental health. Researchers in this rapidly growing field investigate what makes human beings happy and how an individual can lead a fulfilling and satisfying life.
Basically, “positive psychology” is focused on how to be happier and how to live a full life. While going through my readings, I learned about an activity called “three blessings.” Three blessings is an activity where every night before you go to bed, you write down three good things that happened during the day. Then, write down why each of them happened.
According to the creators of three blessings, by doing this activity for just one week can help boost your happiness.
Today more then any other day, I am beyond humbled and thankful for all the blessings in my life. The tragedies that took place in Newton, CT are simply inconceivable.
There are no words to describe the pain and sorrow that we all feel for the families who lost loved ones in Newton. I am a mom of a toddler, so as a parent it cuts deep just to think about losing a child, let alone to lose child as young as those that were killed.
Today and everyday as we think and talk about the tragedies of Newton we must remember the many blessings we have in our lives. I know some days are really bad, whether it’s because of work, finances, health, difficult relationships and so many other life challenges, but we can’t lose sight of our blessings because they are so bountiful.
The days ahead are going to be the most challenging for the families who are grieving and for the Newton community as a whole as they begin the burials for the deceased. I pray that god gives them the strength and peace they need to heal and may the souls of the children and the beautiful heroes who tried to protect them RIP.