Nov 21, 2016 1:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center


Gratitude is a spiritual act practiced around the world by religious and non-religious people. Being grateful may benefit more than just life outlook. Studies show that practicing gratitude can contribute to a sense of well-being, promote healing, and help with coping in difficult situations such as cancer treatment.

Take a few moments each day to focus on the blessings in your life, despite the difficulties you may be facing. Try writing at least three things you are grateful for every day. These can be things such as a day free of pain, your family and caregivers, or the laughter of a child.

If writing is difficult, speak about gratitude to someone who can write it down for you. Maybe they will want to add gratitude of their own.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones at this sacred time of life. We have no religious agenda for you—only a desire to support your spiritual needs, whatever they may be. May gratitude bring you comfort.

—Your Huntsman Cancer Institute Spiritual Care Team

Learn more about spiritual care services at Huntsman Cancer Institute. 


Cancer Learning Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute
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