Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
It’s a phrase often thrown around when we’re frustrated with a situation, fed up with a system or completely overwhelmed by life.
“You should be grateful you have this or that.”
Sometimes it’s hard to feel gratitude when your life is spiralling out of control. It’s hard to change your mindset when the blows keep coming.
But that’s exactly why PCCS is here. To offer a fresh perspective on a troublesome situation, to lend a helping hand with that frustratingly long paperwork, or a shoulder to cry on when no-one else understands.
We’re not one to toot our own horns, but in celebrating World Gratitude Day here’s what some of our clients have said about us:
‘It was wonderful to have someone I could talk to and feel heard.’
‘My social worker found a path for me, I couldn’t see it before, but that’s the path I am walking now, and it’s all positive.’
‘I have developed a more positive outlook to life as a result of socialising and being around other people who have gone through similar experiences to me.’
‘The most significant change for me was realising the importance of reaching out for help sooner rather than later.’
‘My general wellbeing has changed for the better after joining PCCS, I have a more positive outlook.’
‘After meeting with my social worker I felt free. I found it helpful to talk to someone who was outside of my situation.’