|"Stronger Together" Discussion Group: You Don't Have to Feel Grateful During a Pandemic
In last week's Stronger Together discussion group we explored what it means to be present in the moment. While it was a very uplifting discussion, we were also honest with each other that sometimes—like in the middle of a pandemic, for instance—the present moment can feel unpleasant, or worse. There's nothing wrong with feeling that way.
Is it possible to embrace gratitude during right now without deluding ourselves, or pretending things are better than they actually are? That's the question we're going to work through together this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. We'll be working from two sources of wisdom: How Gratitude Can Help You Through Hard Times
by researcher Robert Emmons, and Paul's letter to the Philippians [Philippians 4:4-9]
We may not have all the answers to difficult questions such as these, but we do have support and compassion from each other. We hope you join us this Thursday! One more thing: try to remember to have pen and paper handy for a fun and thought-provoking group exercise. To participate, please contact the parish office for access numbers, email@example.com.