Today I Am Grateful For…

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It’s still mental health awareness month. What better way to spread awareness than to create a gratitude list or journal? You may be in a dark place right now or feel like you’re working your way there. Take a break from everything and just start listing things you are grateful for. It could be broad, it could be very specific. Refocus your thinking on gratitude, you’d be surprised how beneficial it can be.  

My Husband 

Because he’s been my rock for the past six years. He came into my life when I was at my lowest and he stuck with me. He’s seen all sides of me, some that many will never see. He loves me unconditionally. 

My Daughters

They show me how strong I can be. They push me every day to be a good example for them. They give me hope. They love me unconditionally.

Housing and Food

Some don’t have either of these things and I am blessed enough to have both. From the bed I sleep in, to the shower I bathe in — I’m grateful.

My Village 

The grandparents, great aunties and uncles, and anyone who has made food for us or gifted me and my children anything. Without our village, I would be distraught.

My Friends 

For the group texts, long talks, and words of encouragement. For telling it like it is but also wanting what’s best for me. For the random I love you and I’m thinking of you. Whether we talk every day or once a month.

My Immune System

For keeping me on my toes and able to take care of my family. For clear sinuses, clear skin, and overall good health.

Internet 

For the ability to stay in contact with everyone during this time. For letting me stay caught up on my Netflix shows and starting/maintaining this blog.

My Growing Faith 

Because I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t talk to God or read my devotionals.

Lifes Challenges 

Because they are the reason I am here today. The reason I might be able to help others. The reason I learned how to handle certain situations.

My Blog 

For allowing me to have an outlet and platform to speak freely and creatively about marriage, mental health, and motherhood. 

I challenge you to make a list of ten things you are grateful for today, this week, this month, or this lifetime. Try telling someone you are grateful for them, you never know whose day you might make or whose life you might save.

I know when you are struggling mentally you often lose sight of all the things and people you are grateful for. I know you may feel alone and as if there is nothing to live for. But there is, you just haven’t experienced it YET. There is still so much to be grateful for, you just need to be here to see it.

Another great way to express gratitude is through journaling. Below I’ve listed some journal prompts to help you get started. You can also write these down on small pieces of paper and put them in a jar. Pull one out and write about it at random.

Gratitude Journal Prompts 

  • Name someone that helps you.
  • Name someone that is nice to you.
  • Name someone that makes you smile.
  • Who is your best friend and why?
  • Who was the last person to give you something?
  • Name someone that is nice to you.
  • What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
  • Name something that you are grateful to have.
  • What do you like to do with your family and why?
  • What is the best gift that you have ever received?
  • Name the best thing that has ever happened to you.
  • Where is your favorite place to play or relax?
  • What do you like most about your family?
  • Where is your favorite place to go?
  • What is your favorite thing to do at home?
  • Name a person that you love and why?
  • What was the best thing that happened today?
  • Who makes you feel loved and why?
  • Name something that makes you happy.
  • What is your favorite outdoor activity?
  • What is your favorite hobby and why?
  • Who do you like to spend time with?
  • Name someone that you feel grateful for.

What are you grateful for? What are some ways you express gratitude? Leave a comment below, let’s talk about it!

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24 comments

  1. It’s not Thanksgiving yet but everyday we have to be thankful for life especially during this covid-19 pandemic

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  2. That’s one of the greatest ways-in fact it’s the greatest way of easing the pressure. Being grateful for what we already have instead of feeling low because of what we don’t have.
    This is a good reminder especially to me. Thank you.

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  3. hi
    as rightly said, we need to be grateful for the food on the table, and the friends and neighbours and family wh provide the support system to us in these trying times that we are passing through

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  4. so maaaaaany things to be grateful for! One of them is having an airconditioned room. A lot of my workmates are complaining right because it’s very hot and humid in my country, and they dont have AC at their homes. So, for me, Im thankful to have one. haha. small pleasure in life.

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  5. I’m also thankful for my wife and daughter. This pandemic might have been causing a lot of pain in mankind but with my family around I know I’m safe.

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  6. I’m grateful for mornings, the dreamy time in between being asleep and awake when I set intentions for the day, settle into morning rituals, and give thanks for the new day. Love love your list! ❤

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  7. Thank you for sharing your gratitude journal. Everyday is a day that we should be grateful no matter how big or small, or nothing special happen coz it will attract good luck.

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  8. I am grateful for what I have right now and this time of pandemic, I am thankful coz my family is still safe.

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