The Gratitude List
The Gratitude List
You know how people tend to not like people who complain all the time, but then they also don’t want people who are happy all the time? It’s like, geez louise!! Whadya want?!
There is another option, and it’s to do whats best for you and not worry about what people think. It’s my favorite.
In the midst of covid-19, we have all become painfully aware of how fragile our society it is, and we have most likely all experienced are own insecurities about what our future holds, and how we will care for a family.
For me, scary times call for gratitude lists.
The more I set my intention to focus on all the good around me, it soon outweighs the negative. Yes, even when the world is on fire, figuratively and literally. Our news sources and social feeds are typically filled with more negative an hysteria then common sense, facts, and GRATITUDE.
Things can always get worse, and guess what…they can always get better too.
I began my gratitude list when our quarantine began, two weeks ago. Now, I am truly so thankful for the multitude of blessings I have, and it reminds me that WE WILL BE OKAY. Humans are resilient AF. Mostly because we don’t have many other choices. ha!
This is my lists, although I probably didn’t write down each one. What does your list look like?
Even in our “worst case scenario” which is having a one income household and that one person getting laid off, (a good possibility) my husband and I reminded each other that we are strong, healthy, hardworking, and capable of working hard to provide. That’s a lot to be thankful for.
I am thankful that we have a safe and cozy home to take shelter in.
I am thankful we have a loving family to be with.
I am thankful we have the provisions that we need.
I am thankful for the loving and kind support from friends-even virtually.
I am thankful we live in a safe community, with many people willing to help one another.
I am thankful the kids are making good memories.
I am thankful life has slowed down, and we can appreciate the small things…even toilet paper!
I am thankful that our city is surrounded by beautiful, secluded, nature spots for hiking or swimming.
I am grateful for the gorgeous Spring weather outside.
I am thankful for the unexpected quality family time.
I am thankful for all the helpers and all the GOOD in the world.
I am thankful for the essential workers who are putting their lives on the line, and selflessly helping strangers.
I am thankful for teachers who worked so hard to adapt quickly, and provided online classes for us to continue with this semester.
Personally, I am thankful we already homeschooled and this wasn’t such a major adjustment for us.
I am also grateful that as a stay at home mom, I have a house full of toys and activities for the kids.
I am so thankful for good health.
I am thankful for all of the free resources that have become available, weather stations teaching classes, zoo’s streaming live, virtual museum tours, it is all a blessing.
I am thankful for how this event has caused us to think more about others.
I am thankful for the people who have found creative ways to support local business while their doors are closed, donated to organizations to feed the hungry and educate the children, I am thankful for everyone who is willing to be a helper.
I am thankful for all the ways we have to stay connected, from far apart.
I am thankful that this will pass.
I am thankful for the lessons we will gain from this.