I am grateful that over time I have developed perspective and therefore realize that how I deal with a situation is at least as important as the situation I am dealing with. Attitude is Everything.
I am grateful for this time to deepen my meditation practice. 21 days in a row. A personal record.
I am so grateful for this tiny village in the Andes that I call home. Safe, secure, all locally produced food, clear, sweet water in the rivers, clear skies, and a wonderful community of people from the local area as well as expats like me.
I am grateful for the existence of The lord of the rings movies. They are like a bible to me as a secular Swede.
My childhood has been been unspoiled from traumatic events that sometimes leave abnormal stress responses in adults. Therefore I am most of the time pretty cheerful, and cheerful at the very specific moment of writing this.
Being grateful extinguishes self-pity. Extinguishing self-pity makes me glad.
Grateful for technology like FaceTime. My family has been able to stay connected with my mom who has to completely self isolate due to Stage 4 Cancer. Being able to see her face everyday has kept us all going.
I'm grateful for a healthy body and legs that can take me out in to nature and appreciate the fresh air.
I am humbled by all the good relationships I have in my life. Spending time catching up on the phone with old friends and giving/ receiving true friendship and support during uncertain times has been a true blessing.
Having a job this period is so important. First of all it keeps me busy and active for half a day. Then the nature of my job allows me to be helpful for other people who are going through intense feelings at the moment. Finally, a job offers me security both financially and socially.I'm grateful for my job.
I'm grateful for my partner. He is there to offer me a hug at night, a laugh during the day, a discussion on what is important and intense feelings when values are being compromised. He makes me breakfast in the morning after I have served coffee. At nights he makes the best salads in the world. He is smart, funny and helpful in times of need.
I'm grateful for covid19. It sounds strange but it kinda forced me to use my anxiety in a new and productive way. I was always avoiding therapy through telephone. Now I feel I have overcome this barrier of anxiety as I work from home and I'm on the phone with clients for the most part of my workday. It also gave me the opportunity to spend more time with my partner who is also working from home. In 6 months I have seen him more times than I have seen him in eight years. Lastly, I allowed myself to utilise time otherwise spent outside, by doing creative work on setting up my business, upskilling, daily physical exercise.
My chickens and the worms in my compost that I use to feed them, don’t know about the pandemic. They hang out and chill with me if I’m stressed or not, and talk to each other in the soothing clucking language that is both weird and wonderful.
When I look into my Husband’s eyes, I picture him all wrapped up like a magnificent gift... because, truly, that’s what he is to me and anyone who knows him. Every day I thank him for being the rock to my roll, and the sugar to my spice.
Three good things is a really good thing, and the people who dreamt it, wrote down notes on a piece of paper about it, created voodoo internet computer language that birthed it into being are also helping me remember to remember that good things stick like the sweetest honey to my soul.
Elderly parents are a blessing. It’s there time to reap the rewards of all their sacrifice, to receive thank you’s and amends from their children, and to get and give unconditional loved be from their grand children.
America and it’s people are a special breed. Never in the history of mankind has there ever been a more freedom loving, industrious, pragmatic and principled all inclusive tribe.
Friends are 1) the universes way of saying - “good job” , 2) a reflection of our true essence, and 3) a reminder that principals and love are the real currency of life.
I am grateful for all the medical personnel, city/state/federal and other workers who are keeping things going for all of us. I will show my gratitude by fixing lunch for Fire Fighter Lisa V. and her shift crew.
I am grateful for all the Houston and Harris County organizations that are helping people who need nutritional help. I will show my gratitude by making financial donations and make 50 bowls for the Houston Food Bank’s Empty Bowl event.
I am grateful for all the farmers and farm workers in the food supply chain who are keeping food on our table. I’m not sure how I will show my gratitude just yet. Any suggestions?