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20 something to brighten your day

There are days when I am not 100%, but I am not in crisis.

Those are the days when I find making a gratitude list most helpful.


Imagine a hot air balloon weighed down near the ground.

As the balloon is filled with warm air, the weights are removed

as it rises into the air.


On days when I feel weighed down and nothing seems to lift my mood

I grab a piece of paper and begin to write down anything I can be

thankful for.


I start with things I am physically able to do.

  1. Move without Assistance

  2. Feed Myself

  3. See

  4. Speak for Myself

  5. Clear Mind

Then I think about who is around me that I am thankful for.

  1. My housemate who is supportive

  2. My faith friends who love me

  3. My co-workers who make me laugh

  4. My family who loves me

  5. My neighbors who help when needed

After that I think about what I have accomplished in the last year.

  1. Good Paying Job

  2. Self Confidence

  3. Better Physical Health

  4. Big Garden

  5. Reliable Vehicle

Finally, I think about internal qualities that I have.

  1. Hope

  2. Joy

  3. Trauma Healing

  4. Faith in myself

  5. Emotional Wellness

At this point my list could keep going and sometimes I let it keep growing.

No matter what is going on in your life there are things that you can be thankful for.


In fact, I am thankful for you joining me on this journey.

Lightbulb Moment! Even writing this list has raised my mood


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