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We're Talking Gratitude this November

Let’s talk gratitude this November. Merriam Webster defines gratitude as “the state of being grateful: thankfulness.”

Here at Someplace Safe, we are grateful AND thankful for the countless individuals, organizations, donors, partners and others who do so much to help Someplace Safe support victims and survivors and their families. We simply could not accomplish what we do without your continued and constant support.

Each and every day, countless lives are touched because of the generosity of our communities. This comes in the many forms, from individuals volunteering in our thrift stores or answering calls on our crisis line, to service projects improving the looks of our office spaces, interns, gift cards helping to provide basic needs, and ongoing support though monetary and personal care donations.

With all that we have to celebrate it is imperative that we set aside time to continuously show gratitude to each and every one of YOU. Not to mention, practicing gratitude has its very own perks!

“The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they're thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. And gratitude doesn't need to be reserved only for momentous occasions: Sure, you might express gratitude after receiving a promotion at work, but you can also be thankful for something as simple as a delicious piece of pie. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well‑being and life satisfaction.” You can read this full article at https://www.happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-gratitude/.

We invite you to join Someplace Safe throughout November as we practice gratitude, celebrate quotes and stories of thankfulness from those impacted through our work, and share information about ways you can get involved in creating safer, healthier communities in the spirit of helping support one another.

For information on ways you can give to support Someplace Safe, visit Someplace Safe Giving or give a gift directly at https://www.someplacesafe.info/donate.html.

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