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Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. {William Arthur Ward} ~~~~~
We’re thirteen days into November, the month we are reminded to- nay, pressured, to make gratitude lists. Don’t get me wrong- gratitude is one of the most important emotions we can have in this life.... the problem is when we try to limit practicing gratefulness into one month a year, and during that month we think our gratitude should be on overdrive. For some, the pressure to be grateful for a season during which they feel utterly alone... only makes it harder. If you’re one of those people, I just want to say- it’s going to be ok. I know what it’s like to not feel gratitude, even when the circumstances around you look perfect. Two years ago, I was in that place. Despite intensive counseling, I was somehow getting worse. What I’ve learned since then: find your own way of gratitude. It doesn’t need to suddenly come pouring out of you on November 1. Real gratitude is slow, it’s mountains and valleys, vulnerability and bravery. Just find one thing in this moment that you’re happy for ~ hot coffee, rainy days, the ability to cry, to laugh. And if you can’t do those- know that I’m grateful for you, that you’re still breathing. Don’t give up. The best is yet to come.

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