In his speech at the Australia Day celebrations, Parkes Shire Mayor Ken Keith reflected on the past year saying it was not all bad and that there were a lot of positive outcomes for the community. He mentioned how we had become closer as a caring community, how frontline health and other essential services staff had looked after us, how the business sector had adapted to new practices, a record harvest for farmers, all the infrastructure work completed, a drop in unemployment and increase in real estate. “We have a lot to be grateful for, especially when we look at what is happening around the world.”
It is helpful to take stock of all the positives in your life. It not only gives you perspective, but also helps to ease those hard times. Why not start a regular conversation around your dinner table with the family about what they are grateful for in their day?