Gratitude

Gratitude can be a very difficult thing to find when you are having one of those horribly bad days.  You know the ones, lying in bed, feeling as if you are going to die – any moment.  This makes it tough, even for the most grateful people to start listing blessings.

So, here is another action step you can take.  Find a notebook or anything you can scribble in and spend the next 30 days writing down at least one thing for which you are grateful.  I have been doing this for over 30 days now and it has been helpful and comforting for me.  I have to admit, on some days it has been much harder to think of something to write down.  But, there have been days that I was able to list multiple things I was thankful for and it is uplifting to go back and re-read these long entries.  In those very down and difficult moments, it can bring you hope to see that not every day will be this bad.

You CAN do this!  It doesn’t take too much energy or brain power, both of which I know are in short supply.  Just try to do it every day for at least 30 days.  Keep the notebook by your bed so it is easy to access in the morning or evening (or during the day) and list what you can.  You may surprise yourself on how many things you still, in all of this chaos, have to be grateful!

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