When you’re angry, lonely, or depressed, gratitude will make you feel stronger and lighten your mood. It’s free effective therapy.
Mona recognizes in time that she developed roaring rage. It began to escalate when their adult daughter left home and cut communication with her and her husband for years.
It’s deep pain for a parent. It can produce hurtful feelings of betrayal expressed in other varied ways.
Mona soon realizes that her anger expressed to her husband isn’t really about his forgetting to text or getting late waking in the morning.
Those little things about her husband only trigger the rage she has bottled up over her daughter’s estrangement that she’s powerless to change.
While waiting for her daughter to return, she works through her emotional trauma wounds. She tries to be a better person and learn from her mistakes.
Mona then chooses to get positive. View her daughter’s alienation from a different perspective. And get on living well, even while she and her husband wait.
Gratitude is one of those things that helps Mona be empowered to move on from her emotional hurts.
Mona is thankful that her husband loves her and is patient. She feels gratitude to God for His financial blessings and the sweetness of her stepdaughter and stepson who care for her as well as the presence of her many friends.
Be thankful. There is always something to be thankful for in our lives.