100 Things To Be Grateful For Right Now
Life has not been cancelled. Babies are still being born, flowers are blooming, bees are floating around, people are falling in love, artists are making some of their most incredible work. Your existence is not OVER. The circumstances have changed, that’s all — and it won’t be like this forever.
But in case you’ve been sucked into a fear and anxiety tornado, here are a hundred things you can be grateful for right now. (I’d love to see your additions to this list!)
The way clouds move across the sky How sunshine feels on your skin How good music sounds in headphones People are healing all over the world Beauty is everywhere, if you look for it THE INTERNET (thank God!) All your favorite books That Spotify will make you a specialized new playlist every week Your friends and the way they make you laugh Naps Deep breathing Tapping All your memories of your favorite moments Smiling is free Stand-up comedy Orgasms have not been quarantined Your excellent dance moves How good a room feels when you clean it People who make memes Travel shows The opportunity to consider your next move Pink sunsets More time than ever to write, journal, and create Deeper conversations More time than ever to learn, make notes, and plan for the future The infinite resources available (videos, courses, podcasts, books) that you can use to change your life from your couch! Optimism Falling in love has not been cancelled Necessity is the mother of invention All the new projects and businesses that are being born right now How good it feels to be in a bath Coffee and chocolate taste as excellent as ever (if not better) Flattering lighting Rainbows Phone calls from people you love Hummingbirds Hot ideas When you take a really good photo Being happy for your friends CBD Sore muscles after a workout Forgiveness Artists are still creating Your favorite pens The potential of a blank page Things that are beautifully designed Butterflies Roses The sound of rain DJs Sitcoms Dreams that answer questions Knowing you are not alone All the first responders and essential workers Watching other people be creative Prince How it feels when you get into a beautiful state Your vision of the future Press-on nails (thank goodness) That moment when the sun comes out Blue skies How it feels to help people Endorphin rushes Flirting Voices singing in harmony The smell of a roast dinner People who surprise you Learning new things about your favorite people Asking for help and getting it Our amazing brains Supermarkets are fully stocked again Netflix Sleeping in as long as you want Fresh bed sheets Cherry blossoms Sequins Making a playlist for someone This won’t last forever Think how good it will feel to leave the house again! Think about the outfit you’ll wear! Think of the people you’ll see… And the hugs you’ll give and receive… The places you will be able to go… The meals you will be able to eat… The beaches you’ll be able to visit… The total freedom to go anywhere you want The overseas trips you’ll take The new memories you’ll make How well-rested you’ll be! All the new experiences you’ll have The deep appreciation you’ll have for what used to be ordinary things The stories you’ll be able to tell about this wild time in history That you might even look back on this time fondly Because of what you visualized, dreamed up, and worked on during this time But mostly, you’ll be free again To do whatever you want Whenever you want However you want And that’s the greatest gift of all Your total freedom
I love you!
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