12 Seconds of Gratitude (No. 2)

A quick list of reasons to be grateful & an exercise in finding the good in each day

Every evening at 9 pm, a little reminder pops up in my phone, telling me to write down 3 things I’m grateful for.

This is an exercise I do as part of my pursuit to have a positive mindset, even when faced with challenges from depression, anxiety and chronic pain. This is something I used to do from time to time years back – before finding the good in every day became an absolute necessity. Looking back at the little snippets of joy still warms my heart. That’s why I’ve started to make a daily lists again.

I hope this will either give you a quick injection of joy and/or inspire you to practice more gratitude in your life.

I’m grateful for…

  1. How delicious waffles are!
  2. How good it feels to take a nap next to S
  3. Surprise extra birthday present from my brother: Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt.
  4. When my brother visited me in Odense (before the move) and we went to a couple of stand up shows and a podcast recording for HCA comedy festival
  5. I’m proud of myself for having so many phone conversations with strangers these past couple of weeks due to apartment hunting – as someone who has previously gone to lengths to avoid phone calls, and screwed things up for herself more than once because anxiety kept her from calling or answering her phone.
  6. Jane the Virgin for being such a good, wholesome show that never fails to cheer me up
  7. A big bag of pick ‘n’ mix with lots of sour patches
  8. WE GOT THE FREAKING APARTMENT!!! IT’S A GOOD SO SIZE, HAS A DISHWASHER, IT’S AFFORDABLE – OH AND IM GOING TO WAKE UP THERE WITH MY BEST FRIEND EVERY DAY IM SO HAPPY
  9. The apartment news is so good it gets two points
  10. How supportive and helpful my parents are when it comes to all this moving-mess, I’m so incredibly lucky
  11. Time alone with my sister, now that I’m sort-of living at my parents’ place again.
  12. When S brings over food and cooks for me
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What are you grateful for?

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