At one point, my fingers got numb and I felt it wasn’t as therapeutic as I would like it to be. Perhaps I prefer something more expressive? To draw and paint instead of colouring. Or perhaps the next time, I would colour with some music playing in the background.

I recalled creating a collage with people who have supported me throughout my life. It’s crucial to give thanks, whether to your partners, your parents, your colleagues or your friends. Gratitude does bring greater happiness to our lives by helping us refocus on what we have rather than what we lack.

Most of the nights, I will share with my sons 3 things I am thankful for. “I am grateful for granny’s delicious dinner.”, “I am thankful for the rain, so I don’t have to water my plants”, or “I am thankful for my bed so i can have a good night sleep.” It may sound corny but it does bring positive emotions. Hopefully our kids will learn to savour their life experiences, be grateful and not take things for granted.

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